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Chartered Plane

By Ndaba Sibanda

Chartered Plane

Hired aircraft,
You rise and rise to the call of duty
Who can put blame on you for that?
How much money do you gobble up?

Hired aircraft,
You ascend and consent to quick bucks
Do you know it is witchcraft for someone
To charter you at the expense of the poor?

Hired aircraft,
You soar and soar with them to high places
Do high places have hospitals that are bare?
Do they have shops that accept bond notes?

Chartered plane, chartered plane,
Do you know how many houses could be bought --
Or how much money, or how many innocent lives
Would be saved if only you could say NO to them?

Chartered plane, chartered plane,
Do it for the unwaged, the mugged, the starved
Do not do it for the sly & rich, for they nestle in the sky!
Do it for the sake of human decency and development

Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-09-24
Image(s) are public domain.
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