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Best Swahili Poems

Below are the all-time best Swahili poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of swahili poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Swahili Praise
English verse>
gimme sum mutual praise
gimme sum mutual praise
gimme sum mutual praise
All them there people's of the world;
Coastal dwellers praising; All day long, all the day...

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Categories: swahili, appreciation, community, endurance, engagement,
Form: Lyric



Kaka Fisi- swahili
Kakangu kaka fisi
Kila time wala misi
Ulalapo uamka kesi
Kwani wewe mesi?

Wasema wapiga tizi
Tizi tizi na ni kizi
Halafu hauna wasi
Wazi unakaza fizi
...

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Categories: swahili, youth,
Form: Didactic
Broken English
I love my broken English

Am in love with my broken English

Am honored to have two other languages

The ability to think from language to language is...

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Categories: swahili, africa, appreciation, birth, blessing, culture, language,
Form: Bio
z is for Zaria , ABC of Disney Characters Contest
A is for Akela of Jungle Book fame
B is for Baloo from Jungle Book the same

C is for Cinderella what a pretty sight
D is for...

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Categories: swahili, children,
Form: Couplet
The 44th President
The 44th President “one who is blessed” in Swahili,
Happens to love his wife’s Shrimp Linguini.
His desk, in the senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy!
Renegade...

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Categories: swahili, black-african amer
Form: Rhyme



This wonderful World
Who can dispute me in this wonderful world?
We are black, we are white and we are colored	
But we live in same planet floating like Eagle
All...

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Categories: swahili, humanity, philosophy,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member DAWN LUSTROUS



Dawn
Has adventurous streaks, kind-hearted,  innovative, though quite impatient …
Pilgrim of this Multiverse, raised finely by a General and  Lady Tutor
Relishing  exotic journeys,...

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Categories: swahili, self,
Form: Bio
Premium Member BA BA WA AJABU Wonderful Father
           BA BA WA AJABU   Wonderful Father  by James Edward Lee Sr.

{{This...

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Categories: swahili, appreciation, blessing, celebration, christian, confidence, father,
Form: Free verse
The rhythm of Africa, collabo with Mo Marugu
Unsung on the world stage
Heroes of the African continent
Diverse lingo, diverse souls
Capture minds capture hearts
Most unappreciated
Their rhythm echoes
Their wisdom ancient
Music unconventional
Yet heavily intoxicating
From Papa Wemba...

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Categories: swahili, africa, art, beauty, culture, hero, international,
Form: Epic
The Light of Love
Do not tell me anymore of mythical mermaids lurking
In the fine gradient of the sea, eyes heavy with a snaring desire,
A monalisa smile framed on...

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Categories: swahili,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member To Your Majesty, One Big....
...Hoender - Afrikaans, Pulë - Albanian, ???? - Arabic, ?????? - Belarusian, ???? - Bulgarian, 
Pollastre - Catalan, ? - Chinese (Simplified), ? - Chinese...

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Categories: swahili,
Form: I do not know?
African Rhythm
I am....
An Ashanti warrior A Bantu dancer 
I am a Yoruba royal clothed in my Asooke 
Dancing Adowa and kpalogo to tunes from wulomei and...

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© Kofi Amed   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swahili, africa, beautiful, black love, culture, history,
Form: Free verse
Cry Africa
She 
is 
a 
fine 
damsel,
Fluent 
in 
Swahili,
Walking 
barefoot 
on 
the 
dusty 
streets 
of 
Mali,
Cracks 
under 
her 
feet 
incured 
from 
decades 
of 
strife,
Caves 
of 
filth 
and...

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Categories: swahili, africa, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Napenda kupenda upendo wako Allow Me to Love the Love In You
Napenda kupenda upendo wako: Allow Me to Love the Love In You

Napenda kupenda upendo wako 
Napenda kupenda upendo wako 
Napenda kupenda upendo wako 
allow me...

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Categories: swahili, appreciation, assonance, i love you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hey Bwana - Exclamation Point
Banana tree here! Bwana quick sit with me
Come sit with me friend for a spell
These damn tsetse flies are all out for our blood
By now...

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Categories: swahili, humor, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Yesu
The chances of surviving

Are none

The chances of losing 

Are high

The chances of living in death

Are even higher


Temptations everywhere

pulling me even further

Tribulations in life

driving me to...

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Categories: swahili, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - KANZI -


Give me an apple
from my garden
Red and juicy
An aromatic, fresh taste
In the apple's stomach,
many small apple children
A smell of summer and sunshine

They are cheaper today,
compared...

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Categories: swahili, autumn, fruit, fun, nature, tribute,
Form: Verse
Years
I remember meeting you many years ago
That warm Sunday afternoon 
I remember the love I got from you, your mum, your dad and your sister...

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Categories: swahili, africa, america, culture, for her, hope,
Form: Prose
GROWING UP THE PAST RUNS DEEP
GROWING UP THE PAST RUNS DEEP

Growing up in the village..
days before electricity arrived
when i used a kerosin lamp..
as i browsed through volumes..
volumes of literature..

Till my...

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Categories: swahili, africa, , literature,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Man Who Loved Lizards
I've always loved lizards, which explains a lot, 
My youth spent exploring what others would not. 
Our days at the park would find me in...

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Categories: swahili, animal, humorous, pets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dodo
They come in all shapes and sizes
some are long and thin, others fat
little ones broad as they are long
some with hairs that give a sting

All...

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Categories: swahili, africa, insect, nature,
Form: Free verse
Biriani
Rice soaked and yellowed
in steaming, spiced curry
dance around the cooking bowl,
as they collide with chicken legs
and thighs once in a while...

My family sits around the...

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Categories: swahili, art, family, food, imagery, life,
Form: Free verse
Imani
Distance separates the pleasures
Of a touch never meant to be kissed
Once lost in void filled rainless
Clouds like tomorrow rewinds  

As yesterday feasts upon my...

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Categories: swahili, loss, sad,
Form: I do not know?
Dada
i call you dada
yes you are my sister
though we are not related
your attitude concerns me
and you don't seem to care
because that's what you are
dada,my sister
that's...

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Categories: swahili, life, sister
Form: Free verse
Hot Iron
Little fingers stay away
Mommy needs you to be at bay
But you are like, mommy no nay
Tiny young one are you trying to stray

Mtoto akililia wembe...

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Categories: swahili, kid,
Form: Rhyme