Shinja

Ndiripo pamusoro peNyachirongo,
Ndakatarisa bani reMatiashe,
Ndakanuka ndangoshama muromo,
Nyika yakanaka iyi wedu-we,

Kufunga ndakakurira nyika dzino,
Kana neni ndinozviramba,
Ko nei ndaisazviona ndichiyaruka?
Ndichishuwira nzvimbo dzevamwe.

Nguva yafamba ndichingoyewa,
Kana nzara kuinzwa bodo,
Ndatanga ndiri munzviru nenhengeni,
Zvino ndawe mumatohwe nechecheni.

Husavi zvemauro hwarongeka,
Nembwa yangu Muroyindishe,
Katsuro zvese nemhembwe tabata,
Mutikiti tombozorora kwemazuva.

Kwodoka, sehoromba ndodzika kuchiro,
Kuremekedza masango anorura,
Kuti nonoke, mapere otanga kurira,
Ndikapera nechakapedza mbudzi.

Kusvika nekamufambiro keabaya,
Vamai vachirova kamupururu,
Muruwanze, kunditenda nemutupo,
Misodzi yoita seichadonha.

Zvino vondipa manyemwe,
Kumona tsambakodzi yerukweza,
Kuraudza chembere muto venyama,
Kuda kuti harahwa ifire musango!

Usaonererwa

Rega kuonererwa,
Kudira jecha zvinhu zvavakuru,
Pagurumwandira nekuona vanhu,
Vakomana vanokuvhakachira,
Usiku, mapere otanga kufamba,
Vokugadzirisa kwakikwadi,
Paunoti regai zvangu ndizorore,
Paye dzichangotanga kubata,
Vorova godhi, hazvidi anovhura,
Iwe uchakadzimirwa nehope,
Hazvitori nguva kucherechedza,
Kuti wapinda mutsekwende,
Vozvidziisira zvavo mvura,
Yeputugadzike, magetsi ako,
Poto yako, zingwa revana,
Vachikubvunzurudza chikonzero,
Chaita uvhecherwe paruzhinji,
Wotanga nekundandamira,
Asi chavanacho inguva,
Kusvika voti dadanu-dadanu,
Kutaura kupfuura mufundisi,
Newe zvatokukatyamadzawo,
Asi magumo azvo unoaziva,
Zvino mufaro hapachina,
Ndanzwa pane aridza tsamwa,
Pawatanga kukumbira ruregerero,
Nemisodzi pamatama sepwere,
Wozunzwa, uku neuko semuzhanje,
Zvino vavhura musangano negwati,
Iya mbama chidzipura neganda,
Vokurikita, kutanga nezvigunwe,
Pasi petsoka, pamusoro penzwara,
Rodunduvira ropa pasina rinoerera,
Pedze vokuvaridza nedumbu,
Kwazvo, kukubhura nedanda magaro,
Musana kukwaturwa nechamboko,
Vachikudira mvura urege kufenda,
Zvino muviri vose wati nyakata,
Kuti imvura chete, hapana achaziva,
Runyanhiriri, vokusiya wave kafiramberi,
Vamai vokundundurudza kuchipatara,
Uzowana mukana vekuchenjedza,
Vamwe, kuti musadaro hazviitwi,
Kubva iro zuva ravakati vachadzoka,
Chihwerure, worara wakapfeka bhutsu,
Zvimwe vanokusvikira wakagadzirira,
Pada ukawana mukana wekutiza,
Kukurukura hunge wapotswa!

Hazvindishamisi

Ndakagara zvangu ndazviona,
Kumiramira, vaiwe muchekadzafa,
Nemaziso kuti uri benyumundiro,
Kaendwa haudzoki, musiyadzasukwa,
Mavara kutaima aiwa eshato.

Bva rwagara rudo ibofu,
Poshi, piri, inga vave vashanu,
Kamusarapamba ndakakuzvarira,
Kubva vachatamba mahumbwe,
Haunyariwo here zvino vayaruka?

Shiri ine muririre wayo hairegi!
Ndaingoti kuda zvichashanduka,
Pada nguva, makore ndimufundisi,
Sorojena, zvino wachena nendebvu,
Ndichingoti wega uchaonawo.

Datya hariisvi mumvura inopisa,
Rinotomuka chiriporipotyo rotiza,
Rinokandwa mune inotonhorera,
Yodziiswa mbidyana-mbidyana,
Nenguva, nyorenyore woribika.

Pamwe zvaisvika pakurwadza,
Ndichiti makata kushura materu,
Hakuna rima ringasviba zvakadai?
Chiedza chave kuda kusvika chete!
Zvorokwata rave pedyo nekuibva.

Zvino ndaneta ndongokutarisawo,
Chauya masikati charamba ndima,
Chauya usiku charamba hope,
Madiro, chiita zvako zvaunoda,
Hapana kana zvichandishamisa!

Pasipanodya

Pane angakwanisa kumisa zviroto,
Zvemwanasikana afunga twake,
Kuzvisunungura kubva munhamo,
Yamugare ndare paruzevha,
Paanodadirwa nevakaenda kare,
Vanodzoka nemeso machena,
Anotaima kana nemujiho,
Vakarova mucheno vamandiriri,
Zvino Maidei arota hupfumi,
Mari yebhazi yekuenda yarongeka,
Yekudzoka inoonerwa mberi,
Vadikani kudochema pachiteshi,
Moyo vake kare vazvipira,
Iko kumarimuka kunoenda vamwe,
Asika zvagara havisi nyore,
Kunyanyanyanya zvisina kurongwa,
Kusina hama neshamwari hakuendwi!
Basa harimuki zvekumhanya,
Pekugara panoda mutero vemba,
Pekurara kupawana potemesa musoro,
Zvino pane asisazivi nzira yekutsime?
Sebhazi rinokwirwa nevesevese,
Pasina nguva, nyama dzorwadza,
Chakati kuuya ichi chemamazuva’no!
Kwave kungokwenya, muviri wovava,
Kana shaya kutsenga zvonetsa,
Opona nemasvusvu sepwere,
Tunotapira rave bhanana raibvisa,
Roosvisvina senge ane mavende,
Veukama nazvo vakatyamadzwa,
Chii chaizvo chaakasiira musha?
Kwoodzoka zvino kekupedzisira,
Nzvimbo yekuzorora vatochera,
Weduwe-e, pasipanodya!

Kutonhodzwa kwaChavukura

Takabvira kare kureva sedimikira,
Hamuigoni nyika musaivhundukira,
Haidyiwe zvemumhanya inozvimbira,
Musaijairire mangamanga ibhindura,
Imi pachenyu ndimi makaivundura,
Zvose zvakanaka mobvumbatira,
Zvakaipa kune vamwe mosundira,
Nhamo pane imwe matsukutira,
Ruzhinji mofudza negotsi kufuratira,
Zvino rwatsamwa rwave kumufungira,
Kusiri kufa ndekupi, rwatozvipira,
Yomotonga nedemo yomupfukira,
Matateguru zvino omumukira,
Vavona misodzi yevana kunyakatira,
Avo matumbu nenzara kukwatamira,
Kana magan’a voita kuvhundikira,
Imi mafufu muchiita zvekukandira,
Muchando honayi zvino modikitira,
Semango, makura motanga kutsvukira,
Iko kuhondo makaenda kabisira,
Venyu vana tichanzwa votanga vovukura,
Baba vakaenda kuhondo vakatisiira,
Haisi yenyu mega, hata regai kukungira,
Tipei mukana muone nyika kusimukira,
Muchapa kutenda moita zvekugwadamira,
Tasvika isu vechidiki, fundukira!