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Swahili Poems

Swahili Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of swahili poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for swahili.

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Waithera,my first love
Sometimes I feel I know nothing about life

But I do know something about Kenya

I come from the gustily, hilly terrains of rural Ingavira

Where huts form bungalow sorts of flawless beauty

An ambiance of warm soothing atmosphere

And all my life

My home has...Read More
Categories: swahili, africa, devotion, history, symbolism,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme

In His Praise                    Mola wetu
                ...Read More
Categories: swahili, blessing, dedication, devotion,
Form: Lyric
Sassy sobriquets schooled sissy spindleshanks
Sassy sobriquets schooled sissy spindleshanks...
studious skinny scruffy scribe

Scathing, scolding, screaming,
scorning, searing, sing,
sociopathic sarin soaked skewed
squirt, sputtering, squawking, sleepily
staggering, stabbing, swaggering
sweltering sadistic, sarcastic,

savage, systemically systematically
stigmatized, supersized saber sharp
schick shaving, shunned, sabotaged,
scarred, scorched, smote, sanguine,
stippled, speckled schizophrenic
sensibility, spurring, seething,

somewhat stultified, sophisticated,
spellbound spirited...Read More
Categories: swahili, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, baptism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nakuja Kwa wito NINAENDELEA I COME I PRAISE--

I come
To the calling
I stand at this gathering
I stand
At my calling
With lifted hands—praising
I praise to the All Father
My Father-God
I come to the calling
To the calling of my Lord
I raise my arms and hands
I...Read More
Categories: swahili, caregiving, dedication, devotion, god, inspirational, jesus,
Form: Qawwali
Premium Member wuz up BROTHER OF THE 70'S-Huh
 you perm and prime you shun;
You polish up your own stone;
You talk trash and jive;
You shine of uncertainty;
While yet you continually promise me;
Heller Shelter relish tones;
Cut my landline telephone;
Imprison me where you say I belong;
give me plenty of accreditation;
Concrete...Read More
Categories: swahili, analogy, appreciation, brother, cheer up, community, funny,
Form: Free verse

What's needed ---The Shairi in Swahili Poetry

In someone's bad days with trouble
one can't do much in her struggle
but some support, let’s be humble;
if need be give her a cuddle.

Needed at that instant with care
is to hear her story to share
her sorrow with kindness, be fair
but...Read More
Categories: swahili, stress,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Yahweh Gave-Bwana Alitoa-pt 1 English-Swahili Verse
Yahweh Gave-Bwana Alitoa—pt 1

Yahweh give
A hun da, Yahweh praise;
Giving Father all the praise
A hun da, Yahweh gives;
God gives me any and everything, I ask and pray for
Yahweh gives
Only if in Him we worship and adore Him, giving in effort present...Read More
Categories: swahili, analogy, appreciation, caregiving, community, dedication, devotion, god,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Bwana Alito-Yahweh gave-pt 2
Bwana Alitoa—Yahweh gave—pt 2

Bwana ametoa
Bwana, Bwana ashukuru;
Kutoa Baba sifa zote
Bwana hutoa;
Mungu ananipa chochote na kila kitu, naomba na kuomba
Bwana anatoa
Yahweh give
A hun da, Yahweh praise;
Giving Father all the praise
A hun da, Yahweh gives;
God gives me any and everything, I ask...Read More
Categories: swahili, analogy, appreciation, caregiving, dedication, devotion, god, inspirational
Form: Lyric

Dirt, grass and wildlife govern 
The Savanna
Elephant, lion, hyena
Roam the  land 
We pride on our livestock 
Of goat and cow
There’re all we’ve got to survive 

Our journey on foot
Will leave our mothers worried and shook
For the bold and untamed...Read More
Categories: swahili, africa, animal, beauty, books, boy, class, education,
Form: Free verse
 World all praise, everybody praise...
Man worship the true and only Father
Mankind open up,
And out of your mouths
Comes language only the Farther knows
and out of your mouths
Let the rejoicings start
Sing..Praise Hallelujah

Mundo todo elogio
El hombre adora al verdadero y unico...Read More
Categories: swahili, appreciation, dedication, deep, devotion, god, humanity, jesus,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member Talkin bout 'Ahunda part 2-SWAHILI VERSE
Talkin bout 'Ahunda,
Talkin bout 'Ahunda,
Talkin bout 'Ahunda;

Mtu huyu huko na suti ya kijivu cha flannel;
Yeye huko juu na takataka ya kuzungumza kwa kinywa hizNi jivin kufikiriNi yeye ni mzuri sana;
Na kumchukua dada huyo huko, yeah man i mean yea yeye...Read More
Categories: swahili, adventure, analogy, appreciation, celebration, celebrity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DAWN LUSTROUS

Has adventurous streaks, kind-hearted,  innovative, though quite impatient …
Pilgrim of this Multiverse, raised finely by a General and  Lady Tutor
Relishing  exotic journeys, collecting angels, writing down the veins--
I feel deeply about children’s rights, the search for higher-self,...Read More
Categories: swahili, self,
Form: Bio
Premium Member LORD YOU YET LOVE ME AND I AM SO GLAD YOU DO--- Swahili Verse
Lord you yet love me 
And I am so glad you do
Ninatubu kwa dhambi zangu
Zot. Bwana wewe bado upendo mimi
Sassssa mimi majuto nillipoteza
Mengi ya haki
Kwa sababu nilikuwa funga juu
Katika dhambi  zaangu
Na mimi alikuwa kufurahia kwao
Wakati wote
Tamaa na harufu, vizuri
Sasa...Read More
Categories: swahili, appreciation, confidence, devotion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Deborah
De bor' ah is her Congo name,
To mispronounce it such a shame,
For few would read and say it right,
I asked: a sweet smile brought to light!
My travels though suggested in,
But butterflies? To trap's a sin! 

'Swahili' countries (1) borders share
With...Read More
Categories: swahili, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member -- Kukupenda wewe Loving you Loving You --english
-- Kukupenda wewe  Loving you  Loving You --swahili

Kukupenda wewe  Loving you  Loving You
Kukupenda wewe  Loving you  Loving You
Kukupenda wewe  Loving you  Loving You
NO one can be more than beautiful than you;
NO one...Read More
Categories: swahili, appreciation, celebration, desire, for her, i love
Form: Lyric
Premium Member -- Kukupenda wewe Loving you Loving You --swahili
-- Kukupenda wewe  Loving you  Loving You --swahili

Kukupenda wewe Loving you  Loving You
Kukupenda wewe Loving you  Loving You
Kukupenda wewe Loving you  Loving You
Hakuna mtu anayeweza kuwa bora zaidi kuliko wewe;
Hakuna mtu anayeweza kupamba uzuri wako;
Milele,...Read More
Categories: swahili, analogy, appreciation, celebration, desire, for her, i
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Kick the Bucket-List
Hang-gliding over a lava-spewing Hawaiian volcano
   Flying a two-seater through the eye of a raging tornado

Bungee-jumping from the top of a skyscraper in Dubai
   Crossing a bed of coals barefoot on an LSD high  

Prying...Read More
Categories: swahili, adventure, endurance, family, how i feel, satire,
Form: Rhyme
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
...Read More
Categories: swahili, youth,
Form: Didactic
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 masekela  

I am proud Masai 
Standing around manyattas, 
Jumping to melodies from the olaranyani
Eunoto...Read More
Categories: swahili, africa, beautiful, black love, culture, history, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
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 to love the love of you
allow me to love the love of you
allow me to...Read More
Categories: swahili, appreciation, assonance, i love you,
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 with the price
on an apple in the garden of Eden
Have you thought about that, Isaac...Read More
Categories: swahili, autumn, fruit, fun, nature, tribute,
Form: Verse

Made done, azar aouyoouyo;
This is happening, not for my pride or self-glory;
This is the story of how it should be;
My chosen without conieous decision;
Azar Hechos, Aoiyoouyo
Deeds actions love toward my fellow man;
I love my, enemy;
I shall...Read More
Categories: swahili, appreciation, blessing, caregiving, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
What to feed your valentine
Note: Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. For those of you who are interested, the "cuisines d'amour" mentioned in this piece are as follows:
1)Spanish; 2)German; 3)Hawaiian; 4)French; 5)Mandarin; 6)Swahili; 7)Japanese; 8)Yiddish; 9)Navajo; 10)Italian; 11)Esperanto; 12)Urdu.

Pronunciation's at your own peril!

Valentine's is a special...Read More
Categories: swahili, humor, valentines day,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Haman And United We Fall Together We Stand
In school it was all about Greek and Latin at a stretch it proposed
                          ...Read More
Categories: swahili, absence,
Form: Free verse
My Beef with Antonio Banderas
What's so hot about Antonio Banderas,
So charming and manly and "guapo"?
He's at the top of his game
There in L.A. and Spain,
But what about the rest of "el mapo"?

Can he woo a girl in Swahili?
Can he say "naku penda" and mean...Read More
Categories: swahili, humor,
Form: Light Verse