Vamwe vaiti ibenzi

Ruzhinji rwaiti anorwara,
Vamwe vakati ibenzi,
Zvikanzi navapfuuri anopenga,
Pane vaiti kukotsira,
Ngaarohwe gwati apepuke!

Vemutsa vakati musadaro,
Moyo murefu wekuregerera,
Hongu, dzakatamba nepwere,
Dzikapoya paya pakudzorerwa,
Kwete, haisi mhaka yake!

Achipenga ngaamhanye bani?
Haarwari uyo, pada inzara,
Ari kuzvuwa makumbo kudaro,
Kuteerera mwiri kwaanoita,
Mupeyi munya nemunjonjo.

Pwere dzoti tuzuru, nde-e!
Pedze dzokwatika kuseka,
Ruzha dzichitevera shure,
Gurumwandira kusvooredza,
Rake bhurugwa risingazivi mberi.

Takazonzwa nerunyerekupe,
Mumasaisai echimanjemanje,
Kuti anonyepa, kutsvaga kupona,
Saidzirai Bhoki muone kumhanya,
Tozonzwa hu-u, bhu-u, yowe-e!

Muhombe nemuranda

Iwe rega kundijairira,
Mutemo unomira pano,
Ndikati nhasi udzingwe basa,
Unoswera wogota mushana paruzevha.

Umire kundidheerera,
Ndiri foromanika ini,
Undione kuhofisi mangwana,
Handishandi usiku samahobho!

Enda kunodyira povo uko,
Kunofunya zvekuzvimbirwa,
Zvanzi chikafu ndachionereyi?
Pedze woswera uchikwenya dumbu!

Inonzi nzara hachigutswi ganyabvu,
Nyangwe kunhafu, ichadzoka chete,
Isu tinazvo tinodya nhereka,
Yako unoseva uchisiya muto!

Doro handinwi kudhakwa,
Bedzi kutonhodza pahuro,
Nekutandara pane vamwe,
Undione ndichinwa remahara!

Gara muvhu umo vakatandavara,
Haungasakadzi chituru nechibuku!
Ivo masese amunongogudugudza,
Chikafu here kana chinwiwa?

Tiri vana vamambo

Iyo ngaisiye matambo,
Munozvidenhera zvakazvigarira,
Mukarumwa nechekuchera,
Tiri vana vamambo isu!

Patatsika toita setichanyura,
Ishe ndishe, muranda muranda,
Taramuka panotamba dera,
Ane chake ane manyawi!

Dundundu takamisa mberi!
Kutsenga mvura ichibuda masese,
Hatirovi imbwa takaviga mupini!
Ndezvehuru, doko dzinonyika miswe!

Chiropa kwedu hachiseveswi sadza,
Kwatinodya zvavapfupi nekureba,
Kupfachura, zvimwe tichikandira shiri,
Vana tsuro mokotsa muromo!

Hatisvikirwe, tinosvika tega!
Munyai anotipedzera nguva,
Muswe wekutumira haurebi,
Kugogodza pachedu, mbune!

Kana tati wenyu tamuda?
Tezvara tangai kunyemwerera,
Mwanaka agara muhupfu uyu?
Iye mukunda ndimapfumise!

Chinono chagara ndeche’ngwe,
Tsvimborume inodya yakawaridza,
Roora kubhadhara chiriporipotyo,
Wedu topakata sahombarume!

Zvino makatyamadzwa nei?
Ngezvemo zvimbutu zvamaonde,
Musina kunzwisisa totsanangura,
Benzi bvunza rakanaka!

Hatikendenge, ko kutyei?
Kudada pachena, munotidii?
Kurereka, kuzvityora kudii?
Tiri vana vamambo isu!

Kusina vamai hakuendwi

Tisu majaya hatingaregi kuvhaira,
Ibasa redu kushamisira pane vanhu,
Kazhinji vemanzwi matete vari pedyo,
Asi parinopinda muna amai varo,
Ndipo patozeza kudzoka kuchizororo,
Kusina vamai hakuendwi!

Uchada kudya, kufuga nekupfeka,
Wotobika potse unowata nayo,
Husiku hwese vakapfunya makumbo,
Ihwo ngahurebe, hakuedzi here?
Mhandara woita zvekuonera muhope,
Gangaidzwa, kurota kweakarambwa!

Ipapo gumbeze porotanga kudziya,
Ingwe ndopodzorira, shiri dzichichema,
Mavambakuedza hutonga hwotsvuka,
Ini pepu, tende, simu, ndamuka!
Ndoshamba ivo ano mashambanzou,
Mucheka ndakagara ndasvatanudza.

Ndonanga kumarekete kwandakajaira,
Kunokokoroza, hameno chero chamuka,
Chanza choswinya, ndingangoita rombo rakanaka,
Nhasi ndikadzoka ndakapakata mazana,
Asi kunyanyanyanya chiya chigagairwa,
Chandakapfimba nezuro, chinondida chete!

Chitsoka nditakure

Ini tomu, kata, tende mumuchovha,
Fambefambe, hwindi otanga kunyora,
Tisati tati nepi, oshewedzera takwe,
Pada anyumwa kuti handina nekobiri,
Zvisina chinono, tsvi-i, chiriporipotyo!
Ndopotserwa, kuperekedzwa neshangu!

Hapana yekutamba kutorova tsoka,
Nenzira yepagomo izere zvibayamahure,
Rwedo rurefu, kutosunga dzisimbe,
Pandichati tunhu, pote, tasa nemujinga,
Ndowaraidzwa zvangu nezvandinoona,
Kufadza meso kuti rwedo rwureruke.

Tusikana tunotamba pada paruware,
Paseri pegwenzi majaya anozvuva chabuta,
Apa pane harahwa dzinotamba tsoro,
Apo pabatwa mbavha yavanorova madiro,
Vamwe wakabata mutyo vebhurugwa,
Zvino yokweyiwa kuenda kumapurisa.

Ndatungamidzana nevaviri vanonyengana,
Handikushata nekunyepa kwerume ikoko!
Hanzi ndinogara iko kumadheredhere,
Rudo ibofu, mhandara yogutsurira musoro!
Haaoniwo here kuti shangu yatsveyama?
YekwaMazai, kusingasviki kana michovha.

Pfacha pamusika, zvino dhumadhuma,
Kusanganidza maziso naiye uye hwindi,
Ondinemera hutsotsi nenzwi riri pamusoro,
Ini tana kuramba isati yakora muto,
Aiwa mushure mepfumvu yekufamba netsoka,
Ndinotambira ndiro yesadza, kwete mhosva!