Mugabe's Dead

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Mugabe's Dead

 

Mugabe's dead (and gone to hell?)

Everybody's cheering

A hundred thousand kills he made

Nobody then was cheering

 

A hero of the struggle

To gain in-de-pen-dence

Descended into tyranny

Corruption, incompetence

 

Homosexuals he persecuted

Politicians that opposed his way

Rigging elections to ensure he

Could still stay in power and hold sway

 

There is one sad side to his passing

The victims will not get their day in court

They won't get an apology for their suffering

A bitter/sweet moment of sorts

 

Don Matthews September 2019

 

◄ Wanna, Gonna, Sorta, Wot ?

Joni Mitchell 1969 ►

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Brian Maryon

Sun 8th Sep 2019 19:15

There were Mugabes before Mugabe, and there will be more Mugabes in future. There needs to be an internationally agreed way of removing such leaders eg via the U.N....but all that happens is that the major powers take the opportunity to either support or oppose the tyrant and nothing actually gets done. Still, always a good theme for poets!

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Chrystel Roberts

Sun 8th Sep 2019 19:05

Well said!!!

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Do.RoThY

Sun 8th Sep 2019 11:17

"Only God, who appointed me, will remove me - not the MDC, not the British. Only God will remove me!" - Election rally, 2008. MDC is an opposition party. By:- Mugabee

I just checked out his speeches, few of his speechlines have become powerful quotes. Donno wot to say of him.....

Nice write up👍

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keith jeffries

Sun 8th Sep 2019 10:06

Don,

Another good poem and well rhymed. Mugabe is succeeded by more of the same as the present government continues to ruin the country. The man was a ruthless dictator and the world is well rid of him.
Thanks for this
Keith

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Philipos

Sun 8th Sep 2019 09:31

Let the nations rejoice and Zimbabwe have a promising voice again. 👍

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