Mutsetse

Dzidza kumira mumutsetse zvakanaka,
Ngaururame urege kunzvenganzvenga,
Iwe vanonoka enda uko kumashure,
Dai waida kumira nasahwira wamukira,
Nhasi uchawa wekupedzisira kubatsirwa.

Ndaizivei kuti ndiri kudzidza hupenyu,
Mutsetse, chaicho chidzidzo chamandiriri,
Kupfuura svomho naidzo nyaudzosingwi,
Nhasi ndivo magariro muneyechisikirwa,
Kari kai zvako, kutomira mumutsetse!

Vekutsvaga mari mubhangi vakaroyiwa,
Kutorara uripo kuti umukire mberi,
Svondo rose, ikwane yekubhadhara imba,
Waita rombo rakanaka unowana mashereni,
Hamuchina mubhangi yave mumasutukezi.

Wekuzvitupa mutsetse ndivo une nharo,
Hauzivikanwi kwaunotangira nekuperera,
Ringori gonyo kupera hapana pakarurama,
Munonyengana mukadanana imo mumutsetse,
Monetsana nekurambana musati maona mberi.

Tasikirwa moto muziso,
Muchoto toisirwa nyoro dzinotosvora,
Pedze voti tisarudzei tiise dzinobaka rimi,
Mangwana chaiye zvose izvi zvinochinja,
Mutsetse ukava chiitiko chanezuro.

Kusiri kufa ndekupi

Ndiye muwakidzani wandinofungira,
Kuti akaba mbudzi yangu iya chena,
Pandakaishaya akabika zvinonhuhwira,
Kwaturai chaizvo musadzore tsvimbo,
Kusvika asiya nyemba, kufuga rake ega.

Ngatibvute yavo minda minyoro,
Iyo yakapfuma inovapa raramo,
Kana ichinge yaruma vachadzoka zvavo,
Tovapa riya basa remumba yekubikira,
Vachipona nokudya mafufu segonzo.

Bata muroyi wapedza nhiyo dzavahosi,
Kwake kumusha kunozivikanwa nengozi,
Musanyengerera makudo neanokamhina,
Sasikei pamoto pashaye donwe reropa,
Dakara wake mweya wasiyana nenyama.

Munhu mutema, ane ganda gobvu,
Ngaashande; anetsa orohwa gwati,
Riya ganyamuto chidzipura nenyama,
Rake zororo richauya mangwana,
Paachaenda kwamupfigwanebwe.

Tatora minda yedu yechisikirwa,
Zvomopanana paushamwari hwenyu,
Pachenyu, mai nhiya vozvionera,
Vaivepi pamairwa nevapambepfumi,
Muchiora tsoka nemanyeketera.

Tora iyoyo mombe yamashanga,
Muidzidzise chirungu kuverenga,
Bedzi pakati muka, shanda, mhanya,
Mubate kumeso arambe akakotsira,
Akazungaira, ngaabate chakati tende.

Inhamo yemudzanga kurumwa nekutsva,
Huyanga, hazvina hama kana mutorwa,
Chivendekete onongedza chimedure,
Uyu ane udyire, uyo ane hudzvanyiriri,
Ndizvo ndizvo, kusiri kufa ndekupi!

Nyika Dzimu

Yedu nyika inotongwa neVadzimu,
Pamwe neMhondoro dzinosvikirwa,
Dzinotaura ndimi nevari kumhepo,
Dzoturikira kunaMambo mutongigava,
Nehofori dzemakurukota obatsirwa,
Kutungamira ruzhinji pasina saruro.

Masango otipa zvinogutsa dzinza rose,
Miti yemichero nematombo emapfumo,
Howa, huchi, mashonja netsambarafuta,
Ivhu rotipa majuru, ishwa, humbwe nehari,
Mushiri nemhuka dzesango tovana nyama,
Kugachidzana nezvepamusha zvipfuyo.

Gumiguru kungoti vhu-u toita masoso,
Mutambo wekukwezva mvura kunaya,
Tovabikira doro Vadzimu kuombera,
Dundu rose romera manyemwe emhuru,
Siku nesikati todzana, kudya nekunwa,
Nyadenga azvimbirwa’bva orutsa mvura.

Zviri mugwara, inga zvose zvakati tasa,
Zvirango zvoitwa pasina kupaparika,
Vabiki vemandiriri vane magate anonatsa doro,
Vabati venyama vakatendeka vasina neudyire,
Yasasikwa yanuna, zvidhakwa zvodonha rute,
Iro gotora reSvikiro rorega kurasa muswe.

Yaramba kunaya ndiNyadenga aridza tsamwa,
Sabhuku kutomuka pahunotsvuka hutonga,
Ogumbatira nhekwe yefodya kunanga kwaMambo,
Kungoti korokoto, voperekedzana kwaMusikavanhu,
Kunopira zvichemo nekusvitsa maoko kumusoro,
Pakudzoka hairegi kunaya yematsanza.

Chave chamupidigori, misodzi iya rave ziya,
Kusunga dzisimbe torima zvine pundutso,
Maricho adzo mbesa dzemhando nemhando,
Ave maguta zvino tokaka dumbu sengoma,
Todandaura mbira nehwamanda kupa kutenda,
Kupembedza Vadzimu vatinoda samare.

Ndafunga mbire

Ndagarisa muno musango ndaneta,
Kwemakore kuvhima pasina chimuko,
Kubatwa huyanga semombe yemashanga,
Iyo nhava maburi yaramba kuzara,
Ngoroyemoto kushaya kana tsaru zvavo?

Bata homwe unowirwa nechadzimira,
Vanokutorera pamhene pano pamusika,
Gurumwandira zvinotengeswa jahwi,
Kana wembanje vodaidzira madiro,
Rozara bhazi kunanga Kumakomoyo!

Rwendo ndokungurutsa nendangariro,
Ndinongoyeuka bedzi kusimuka kwebhazi,
Asiri andibata bendekete ndatopfuudzwa,
Kuti nyamu ndiburuke, hana kurova nhai,
Ndonzwa chando kudedera serutsanga.

Ndinowana dzakadii hama kumusha,
Makore ose aya kuti vachandirangarira,
Richava nyunyuto here kana rufaro,
Zvave zvekutorovera moyo padombo,
Aniwa haachatyi kufamba mudova.

Babanguwe-e! Ndiwe here mwanangu,
Tarira misodzi yangu mokoto nerufaro,
Maziso hachanyatsooni, wakadii zvako,
Aparwa aparwazve zvichishaya shumo,
Swedera padyo, kana idzo nzeve dzovhara.

Ndafara mambo vangu, chikuru kuonana,
Ndawana pokurevera nhuna dzangu dzose,
Rega ndizokuratidza parere baba vako,
Ivo mabvi kusimuka ave makakatanwa,
Nyama dzaora, tangove hari dzofanzirofa.

Sadza

Maiwe-e! Itsima yahombarume here,
Wasverorimbinyuka muzuva nebasa,
Kubva tinoritema isu vanamadyirapanze,
Nemusuwa weganyabvu rinopera chimbi,
Ndisunungure chuma chiunu chiregedzeke,
Undipe komichi yemvura yakati tundu,
Woudza vavakidzani kuti takatama.

Kuribata basa hunge watsindira rinopisa,
Hakamukaka hofori dzerume idzo kusimba,
Ishe nemachindarume hunge vane mimba,
Kumonya tsima dzine bvute zuva nezuva,
Zvidhuzha kupinda mumba nedivi segakanje,
Zvinotangira pamoto hanzi kuravira hadyana,
Chinokoro kuti tundu nemusuwa muruoko.

Zvinongoda chibage, njera kana zviyo,
Dudu muduri hwoita hwakatsetseka hupfu,
Yavira tsambakodzi wototanga kubika,
Woita zvekukurungira risaita mapundu,
Urege rinyatsokwata ringaita mbodza,
Kungoti monyei bura uzvibaye wega,
Rikazoti nganganga rodzipa pahuro.

Kana makobiri anetsa kubva wotemura,
Asi rinongodaka kuperekedzwa neusawi,
Mashizha ane dovi anongoitavo zvavo,
Chembere dzagunhana kana mutikiti,
Rinotsvedzerera pahuro derere chiororo,
Murwi kunzi dzii pasina nguva waerera,
Inhapitapi, mutakunanzva, gotsi papata.

Kubva nekanyama unoseva ukazvimbirwa,
Usakurumidza kumedza kutsenga uchada,
Yemombe, yembudzi inongonaka parurimi,
Asi sadza nenyama yehuku machikichori,
Mutupo paruzhinji mudzimba umo inyama,
Zvino vamwe tichapera meno mukore uno,
Tingaswerera kubvisa moyo wematemba.

Ndati shamba maoko uzvinokorere,
Manje zvowokumba chaenga chose woga,
Kudya zvekumhanya asi unoera Chihwa,
Une muromo chipfukuto chinopedza dura,
Wakakurira kupi unotimba neruboshwe,
Gogogoi nguva yesadza mangwanamangwana,
Waguta zvekupisa dura, chibva pano!

Varidzi vemwana

Chandakatadzira musiki chikukutu,
Urombo hwemukwambo chikwambo!
Hunotoda kubika doro zvese nesvikiro,
Dzinza rose kushaya akaenda kuchikoro,
Veukama voti regai mwana aroorwe.

Mati moyo muti unomera paunoda?
Kwete makore atiri kurarama ano,
Jaya rangu rakandigura kunorira,
Kuuya nenhenha, ikasaba inoroya,
Iko kuonda mukati haarwari?

Zvinombotiunzirawo vana vedu,
Kana usina mari jekawozve pameso!
Shata divi rimwe ritambe nepwere,
Todii, ngaauye zvake ateme ugariri,
Wada chemungozva wobata mwana.

Zviuya havivanani chokwadi,
Wangu akazviwanira guvhudende,
Butwa zvaro rakazvigarira,
Hunyope ingwarati kudya irere,
Mapudzi anovira kusina hari.

Vevamwe vachifamba nemichovha,
Shangu yemukwasha yatsveyama,
Iye munhu ndeasingagari pasi,
Hongu zvazvo murombo munhu,
Asi wangu haaende panhamo yakadai!