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February 26, 2024

Powerless and Forsaken Souls in a Dark Corner

By Ndaba Sibanda

Powerless And Forsaken Souls In A Dark Corner

ditched fridges know there is a grave problem
beyond mechanical and electrical harassments

beyond the decaying food and dented drugs
beyond being underutilized and abused daily

cold plates know there is a grave problem
beyond the nonavailability of food and money

someone's culinary skills are sludge
a mockery of decency and delicacy

students can't follow normal study schedules
phones have to be charged outside the country!

the TV knows that there is a serious problem
it sympathises with viewers and license payers

for not getting value for their time and money!
it says the whole saga sucks big time, souls!

it says viewers' lives have been messed up
who pays for nonavailable power? -- it queries!

for you just go off when they order you to do so
you go off and plunge homes into utter confusion

into darkness, into boredom, into silence and misery
you dump decency into helplessness, into coldness

each time you disappear someone wonders --
wonders when the madness of power will end

the madness of power leaves innocent souls
drowning in powerlessness and frustration

the root of their misery is nothing else
but a power problem, a perpetual syndrome ...

Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-07-22
Image(s) are public domain.
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