Ndirande My life begins and sums up a lot here A life of love and hardships Nested and raised in a quarantine Filled with glorious stories and adventures Painful endings filtered with solidarity As the orange sun trades path with the diluted moon But my city sleeps not Ndirande Am reminded of the pain The undying struggles of the streets Those once in a while but more often evictions from N2/534 Am reminded of poverty eluded thieves Those we hold high close to our hearts Because they feed this quarantine with love As they prey and hunt for the next A prodigy! A somehow ghetto Robin hood. Ndirande I am reminded of the love The God-bestowed beauty An exquisite level of art and creativity Crime is a mere façade It is what we are not If you look closely you will see powerful innovators like no other Ndirande Where my heart dwells and seeks its soul mate A noisy place but I call it home Wawa kwathu ku Ndirande
23: A Poetry Collection by Louisa
About the Poet:
Emmanuel Leslie Msamala is a poet and a student pursuing Bsc in Development Studies at University of Livingstonia. He currently in Lilongwe. Follow him on Twitter and on Instagram.