I left home
I have not returned yet
A narrow stream runs behind my yard
I throw seeds in it and hope for the sun to rise
Beautiful coloured flowers will grow,
Drops of rain fall
The odour of wet earth fills my nostrils,
I expired my energy in the course of the day
The night calls again for endless contemplations,
It was yesterday when you and I were friends
Today you look at me with displeasure
I gave you my heart
My home became yours too,
But you have turned it into a waste dumping site.
My commonplace is in ruins.
I have packed my luggage, In a couple of hours
I will hug my loved ones
Circumstances unknown have buried me down the earth
I expressed a smile but
You pulled out a rifle.
Brother of mine, I love you still
You have sent me to a place of perfect peace
I gave you my honour
But you humiliated my fragility imperishably
You argue over petty issues
Your lives are chaotic and insatiable
I cry in silence for the beautiful memories
And bad memories,
I cry for the inhumanity
But wait, what happened to truth and justice...?
Memory Melania Mutanuka