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Celimpilo is teacher by profession, University of Johannesburg graduate. He is currently studying BA Honors in African Languages. He is an advocate of African languages and he encourages the use of African languages . Very historically and politically aware.

Celimpilo Ndebele – Poetry Feature

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Do no Bury my body!

I hopped along

Just one more leap

I told myself

I was not going to stop,

I actually knew I wasn’t.

 

Again and again,

Over and over

I dropped down on my black face

I tasted sand and blood on my throat,

I exhaled with my lips on the ground.

 

Gouging the dunes of the autumn wind

Like a bambino on summers day beach,

My spirit will egress soon.

Nothing will be left

But a cadaver,

No one to help,

Please! Please!

 

Nature look back, recall all my good deeds

Recall my sensibility and my kindness,

Let me hop once more,

And die a peaceful death.

A heroic death

 

Don’t bury my body

Burial is harmful to the soil

Don’t bury my body

I don’t want to feed maggots

They already feasted on my ancestors,

Let my body be eaten by scavengers

Indeed it will be heroic death

Because my Remainders would have

Nourished flora and Fona

– End –

 

Zisemafosini

Selokhu Sathi nhlo!

Amahlabazulu akathi

awakaze aphunyuke emafosini.

Amahlolamvula akith’

egcekeni likaDlothov’

abhula umhlahlo oshay’eceleni.

 

Amavenga AseNaleni

akaze siwathi mbibi.

Singamajubantondo

enkonjan’edukel’ ezulwini

angakaze ajubalale nomoya okhabuzelayo.

 

Sinduluza ongaxamabuthweni

abalumba amalumbo

bethi bazwelana naboMdabu.

Ayabonakala amakloba

kuze kube namuhla.

 

Nokho siyacacamezela

Siya phambili.

Sife olwembiza,

siyabhibha.

Sidinga ukuthelwa ngezibonkolo

ukuze siphaphame.

Silwe nezimpi

ezibhekene nendlu kaMamonga.

-End-

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