The Spirit Of Ubuntu Is Dead!

The spirit of Ubuntu is no more
The spirit of Ubuntu is no more
Ubuntu is dead
Cry Africa cry
Weep Africa weep
Mourn Africa mourn
The spirit of Ubuntu is dead.

The spirit of Ubuntu is dead
IT has been relaxed by greed
It has been replaced by selfishness
It has been replaced by stomach politics
IT has been replaced by hypocrisy
It has been replaced by lies and backstabbing
Moral decay inside churches.

The spirit of Ubuntu is dead
The spirit of Ubuntu is no more
Fathers rape their own daughters
Brothers kill each other
Fellow Africans murder each other
Ritual murders are the order of the day
Xenophobia, genocide, civil wars
Power has corrupted many an African leader.

The spirit of Ubuntu is no more
The spirit of Ubuntu is dead
Kwame Nkrumah took part of Ubuntu to his grave
Julius Nyerere took part of Ubuntu to his grave
Patrice Lumumba took part of Ubuntu to hoe grave
Nelson Mandela was buried with The last part of
Ubuntu.

The spirit of Ubuntu is dead
'Lafa elihle kakhulu '
'Lafa elihle kakhulu'
The spirit of Ubuntu is no more.

by Qiniso Mogale

Comments (7)

What about the Canadian Hugs? Cuddels? nice poem dave xxxxx
you writing gets better and better every day now! my thoughts are with you! u.xxx
Lovely the way this one flows. I think breathes should be breaths, Gershon
This poem possesses a rare sweetness. I love it!
your critique made me realise...that I did rub noses first! thank you~
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