Poetry in motion

IF I DIE TONIGHT 

Letter to my *children

A Poem by: Enock Shishenge

If I die tonight my son
Some shall cry crocodile tears
I know those close
To my heart
Shall drink in solidarity
They shall celebrate
Life SO BOLDLY lived

If I die tonight
Some will search best pictures
I took with them
Like they always do with others
To prove we know each other
They shall write beautiful messages
On their statuses
Like they do on the tomb
When a great man is gone
‘You were a hero’
‘Rest in peace qabane’
‘Gone too soon’
‘We shall miss you’
They shall engrave with their soft pens
On Facebook and Twitter
Some quotes of my poems:
‘They used the power of the mask
To keep our mouths shut’
Others will cry
Remembering the times
We spent together
Discussing nothing,
Maybe how to take down the present regime,
Destroy the elite politicians and capitalists
Others will only remember me
For the jokes we shared
The lies we told each other
On social media during LOCKDOWN.

If I may die tonight
Some I know will say
‘This was a fearless comrade’
If they do so my child
Know that they tell the truth
But never forget
Lying is also freedom of speech
Some of these people
Spend sleepless nights
AS GATE KEEPERS

If I die tonight

I shall leave my manuscripts

To be spread

In all corners of our nation
For the literature to expand
I know you know that the world we live in
Is no longer safe
There is corona

If I die tonight my son
Engrave words on my tomb:
THIS IS THE PERMANENT HOUSE OF A POET
At least I shall have lived
Not as a coward
Like I valiant
I shall have died
Take care of that black and white pair of shoes
I was given by my father.
But take my phone
Download useful content
And smash it
Or throw it into the sea
For if your mother
Sees the content
She won’t survive a day
It can’t be inherited!
BE SAFE. SANITISE. STAY AT HOME.
AND LIVE.

Much love from Comrade Shishenge.

*****

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