The Protest of Masemba By Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st

The Protest of Masemba

I have heard your words,
But I can find no reason
Why I should obey you;
I would rather die…!
I look for some reason
Why I should obey you,
And I find not the smallest.
If it should be friendship
That you sailed for;
I am ready for it,
Today and forever;
But I will not be your subject…
If it should be war
That itches your buttocks,
So is what you desire,
Then my hands didn’t remain
In my mother’s womb…
I do not fall at your flannel feet,
For you’re God’s bit of dust as I am…
I am sultan in my land;
You’re sultan there in yours,
But listen to me:
I do not say you should obey me,
For I know you’re a free man,
As for me,
I will not come to you,
And if you’re strong enough for it,
Then come and fetch me…

©Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st

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