Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tribute to Julius Chingono - from Chirikure Chirikure

For all seasons

(to Julius Chingono)

little, innocent souls

receive with bright smiles

right at the peak of summer

wonderful presents from loved ones

clothing in right designs and colours

but turning out to be meant for winter

little, innocent souls

spend days, weeks and months

praying that their bodies don’t grow big

and that seasons move fast and smooth

bringing along the appropriate season

to parade the clothes in the ghetto streets

fortunate and glad we are

to receive your magnificent gift

without having to spend days in prayer

for the appropriate weather to embrace us

to snuggle and chuckle in your words of wisdom

as your poetic fabrics are for all seasons

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