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YAYA NE LIKHASI-Bukusu Poem

NOTE: Submitted in the source language for comparative study and scholarly purposes.

Kwanera kwanera, mala kwabuka
Kamatere kachonjoma oli ko, ka mwaka,
Lisese wakela oli manya, sisombo
Ne khukholola nakhwo?Okhwa Papa kulenya sa,

Kimika emba khuchichakana ta
Nekukhabeya likhasi lie chinge
Likenda likeyukha sa oli manye,
Nokwanyola echumoo,khane Wandaayase

Papa Nakhalota ekombe, Mayi naye
Kamani bele kasimuwamo,
Wandayase kwicha engo, sisamo twa
Kuana chirupya ngekhe chiri, nekwibuyila po!,

Ne likhasi nalyo?
Khubira engo basindikha sa, liteeya
Namwe liteeya? Liteeya tu
Ne khuba mbo, likhila Mayi
Hehee! ndi  Omusecha liamia mwikulu,

Mbo Mayi abusiekho babana alala balye likhuwa? Damu ya uko
Mbo omwana engila khukutekho kafundaa? Shetani!
Setani chana anakhwibula, ndi lisina lioo lirakho Setani!

Waandayase busilu, bukotobafu ne likhasi bunya
Khukhwekhuniakhunia Busilu bwong'ene
Sirwe kupangalia sa, kimichi kikiechulamo
Wechuli ndeba, okhubiya bunyaka nanu omutuma?

Beyikalila munju nebalya, binulu mala koo,
Likhasi lirenya kimirembe nende wekelekha
Busuma kamechi ouka oli fwana kaselanga?
Kwakila Wapukha sakhiyanga wamayi ta

Kwatisa kumwika kuwa oku, liabimba chisaya,
Okela oli fwana mandasi, khukenda kwekotyombamo sa,
Oli fwana kunywamafura
Ne khuba mbo, khondia mwa yaya
Bali khubela, menyanga mumwakwo

Mulamwa mbuka, nebukhali bubini
Bewenywe bakeniya engo, Mayi wabekhoyela, 
Ewe wakhwebasamo, kakhwekhoyela
Lelo wamubona bukofu, oli kuloosi oku
Kucha kimiaayo, ne biayaya osimbwa nebakhwimola

Na emukunda nayo, mulamwa sisa busa
Anyala afwela khumukaa, saesenda ta
Yaakila mulamuo, nakifuumba nasamula
Noli ekhufuna, bewaabwe bewaabwe

Embelekeu lekha, yaya nomukhasi sileka
Khukofula bubii, yekana rurayoo
Ata Yeso omulungifu, sewekaana Choseefu ta, koo! Kaba rarawe Ku?
Ewe oli papa Setani, hahaa! Ufuna chimbafu yaya!

Sowikana babowo taa, obwo bubofu
Enging'ang'a yaatuma embelekeu
Busilu bumaayanu, khutakha khumanyaa
Babaasio banyanya bakhasi chiimbi,
ewe lumako bakhunyanyanga khulubotoosi
Hehee, hahaa! Yaya okhoya womokhaa

Obira ewefwee nekhalaputopu, babana weikya babira sa
Balanga Bali Koo! Mwa cherani, lulwibulo lwapapa lwaela
Koo yaya, sikama osale, omubofu obonee
Yebuulila babanduu, kobolela babowoo.

Nendabusia nemalilisia, maendeleo munju esilu twaa
Busilu kimiandu kikiekela kamaandu
Oarakaranga nowanya eyo, kiwechekhelela sa,
Kobolela papa, rarao omwibusi waamiye.


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