Yanaya rave jezi

Takaribika doro paMasoso,
Ropa raMusikavanhu rofadzwa,
Bva isu vanhu toropafadzwa,
Chiya chamupupuri chamaichiva,
Rotevera kuvhuvhuta dutu guru,
Yakazonaya dzvotsvotsvo kumakomo,
Yechimvuramabwe, matsanza semazai,
Rave jezi, rwizi rwofashamira!

Rarai kani vasikana, munomhanyirei?
Ipo parupasa tichikurukura chinyakare,
Chipitipiti akazvara chimwandamwanda,
Munoeredzwa tambokuyambirai kudai!
Moda kutirovesa mhere yamazhambe,
Tinozviziva kuti muchangobva kuvanikwa,
Imba dzamuchaita zvekuramba manjemanje,
Pedze motizwa navo vamunomhanyira!

Imi vakuru munoda kuedza kudini?
Manatsamukanwa endonda kurota ichiyamwa,
Manonoka kukanda nhano, mukana wapfuura,
Haisisiri nguva yekuyambuka, rwashatirwa,
Minda yemudimba yose tarirai yakukurwa,
Kwozoti imi zvenyu nekudhakwa kwamakaita,
Naro gosoro ramunaro semuchapfira bapu,
Kutorara kuno mhiri mozomukira rwaserera.

Majaya aya indururani ngavasadaro,
Misikanzwa chaiyo kushamisira,
Kuyambuka vakabata muswe wemombe,
China manenji hachifambisi,
Pairi nhasi hapajairiki, yofemera pamusoro,
Yakoromora nzombe mbiri takatarisa,
Ngavadzikame hana, zvinopfuura izvi,
Chimwe nachimwe chine nguva yacho.

Kwodoka, kana iyo mhepo yopitirira,
Raenda zuva rinopisa kuti mvura isasauke,
Iro ivhu rabatwa nechando, yamira kunwirira,
Asi chisingaperi chinoshura, inoserera chete,
Kana roti kwii mangwana rudziyakamwe,
Idzo hove dzakandirwa kumahombekombe,
Kungofumojorera tichikandira muhari,
Chavira pasi mudzimu vembwa!

 

Kuya kutsime

Kuya kutsime,
Zuva nezuva,
Kukwira nekudzika,
Kaviri kana katatu,
Kunochera chinwiwa chanyadenga,
Pakuti tiri mvura patimire!

Pawainzi enda kutsime,
Udzoke wakadengezera,
Mugoro wakati pamupamu,
Dzikama irege kufachukira,
Zvaisava nyore bodo,
Kwaitove kusunga dzisimbe.

Kuzoti wati yarukei,
Masamba zvino asiyana,
Zvoreruka, basa wajaira,
Wobvuma rwendo une rwako mberi,
Mukana wekuona wako mukomana,
Musoro padivi nekunyaririra,
Musasa wopinda basa kupurwa mashizha,
Kusvika bazi rave shamhu!

Waiti uchazvarawo dzako,
Mhandara shanu zvivhindikiti,
Dzokuyamura mabasa epamusha,
Kunyanya kuenda kuya kutsime,
Zvino zvavapararira nyikamukanza,
Zvakare woshaya mubatsiri,
Kutsime wotozviendera,
Potse ungatorara nayo!

Chinokura chinokotama,
Musoro waro gudo tonokoresa,
Makore apindana, bvuma wakwegura,
Mabvi kugonya zvorema,
Makumbo ave matanda,
Kufamba wotoda matatu,
Mvura inokosha usinayo!

Kuya kutsime yave ngwavaira,
Rwave rwendo rwezuva rose,
Nekachigubhu kanokwana yekunwa,
Yekubikisa wotovimba nevavakidzani,
Kushamba kwokosha sendarama,
Kamwe pagore hembe yenherera.

Zvawakati uchandipa

Kana uchiti zvinorwadza,
Tiratidze acho maronda,
Zvirege kuperera mukutaura,
Mbiri yeugamba yaunozvipembedza,
Kurura tione mavanga!

Kubva muromo haupi,
Ruoko ndirwo runogova,
Zvino zvawakati uchandipa,
Chichauya rinhi chitsidzo,
Ndangogarira guyo sembwa!

Usandikoka kumabiko egore rino,
Usingandivimbisi rinouya,
Nhasi hona wandisakadza,
Wondibata nekunze kweruvoko,
Sedovo risakadyiwa nyama!

Kana rudo rwekutanga rwaparara,
Chinosara ndiyo mhiko,
Uchayeuka yawakati uchandipa,
Kuchengetedza chivimbiso,
Murufaro nematambudziko!

Rwangu rudo rwakadzama

Rwekutanga ndirwo rudo,
Rwunocheka kudzika zvakadzama,
Rwausingakanganwe kana narini,
Nyangwe kuuyei, kana zvaita sei,
Nekusingaperi, kundida kabisira!

Unoyeuka here kuye kurwizi?
Kwataichera makurwe tose,
Pedze tozorora mubvute remuonde,
Wakazembera pane rangu bendekete,
Mangu muhana uri chirambakusakara!

Zvino wavanana neshoroma mubvakure,
Hupfumi woita zvekukava negumbo,
Asi zvasvika panguva iya yerudo,
Ndangariro dzoita musengwa neni,
Nekuti ndakakusiira chikokoko changu!

Kudoedza kumupfekedza uya mucheka,
Mutema, wandaiti ndikati pfe-e,
Hana yako yodandangura ngoma nerudo,
Ngaatsvage zvimwe pakuti hazvifanani,
Haasiri ini, chituru chamambo hachigarwi!

Kufunga wochimbidza isati yakora muto,
Sekuti wavanikidzwa uchinyemwerera,
Wongoti bedzi pfungwa dzaive kure,
Nguva ndichigwedere, yaenda haidzoki,
Asi mudzako ndangariro ndiri wemo seman’a!

Kudoenda kuya kumatongo kwatakasangana,
Worindira, kucheuka uchiti pada ndichati nzwe-e,
Kana iya nziyo yataiti ndeyedu,
Manzwi ayo zvino haicharevi chinhu,
Kuiterera yongokuyeuchidza ini.

Hapadiwe manzwi apa!
Une mhuri inokosha chose muupenyu hwako,
Asi hazvinei nerudo izvi,
Rwako vakasiira ini zambiringa munyemba,
Zvinozivikanwa bedzi nehana yako!

The morning after

The sun is up!
A bright new dawn,
Bringing renewed hope,
To all and sundry but me,
And my already hungry lot,
Beaten and battered!

Still rigid is the order of the day,
Same old guard,
Wearisome and oppressive,
Tired and clueless,
You can tell by the sound,
When it’s hollow in the middle.

After that unpleasant night,
Bereft of an election result,
Announced in the dead of the night,
When the watchful Offices were closed,
The international Observers sound asleep,
And the debunking Oppositions out of sight.

The afternoon was too unspeakable,
Right in the middle of the day,
Poaching, cooking from the outside,
Pressure build-up from the inside,
As the people start to fume,
Pacified only by the barrel of a gun!

It did not start yesterday,
No! It’s just a consequence,
Of dreadful past decades,
One disaster after another,
With a short-sighted helm,
Devoid of strategy and remorse.

More years of extreme melancholy,
Queues from dawn to dusk,
Scrounging like beggars,
Immigrants that no country want,
Back-to-back relentless trouble,
For a nation of abundant riches!

Joni

Zvosara zvoga zvidziro zvosara,
Misoro yemba yoyambuka,
Dzosara dzoga pwere dzosara,
Bango remba royambuka,
Nyika yangowe chembere neharahwa,
Majaha nemhandara parwendo,
Yatora moyo yasimudza mureza Joni,
Joni tsoka dzose dzonanga.

Kure Joni, Joni hapasi pano,
Vanganiko vaida kusvika vakasasvika,
Dzaivapo shungu dzakatsakatika,
Itsaona mumigwagwa makuva aya,
Limpopo averedza mavhu nemarara,
Vazhinji vakagumira mumatumbu memakarwe,
Kruger izere mapfupa dzakadya shumba,
Kure Joni, Joni hapasi pano.

Hanganwa paJoni hanganwa,
Kuenda vachiti vanodzoka tatokanganwa,
Kunoshava hezvino vatokanganwa,
Tongonzwa serunyemba vatandavara,
Chezuro nehope vakanganwa,
Zvovafambira serunyemba vatandavara,
Chakatuma chikati enda vakanganwa,
Manhanga kutapira voimba vatandavara,
Hanganwa paJoni hanganwa.

Hazvisi zvose zvinopenya zvinova goridhe,
Mukutsvaka mari tsika dzoparara,
Musango Joni unhu hwawe marengenya,
Mukutsvaka mari vamwe dzawe shumba,
Musango Joni maoko atsvuka ropa,
Mukutsvaka ndaramo Joni vauraya,
Pamoyo Joni tangowe maronda,
Hazvisi zvese zvinopenya zvinova goridhe

naTafadzwa G Madhina