My stint in the Copper belt province , Kitwe sanguaged between Congo and Lusaka inside the creative and blessed country of Zambia. I met great, unique, aspiring and established literary voices. One amazing voice is Mable Chama , a budding poet , actor , writer and a graduate of educational studies from a top Zambian Teachers College .Chama was ardent in her participation to 2019 Sotambe Festival Master Classes that included , film , social media diplomacy and Live literature Hub activities . The poet in Chama yearns for a great society , her poetry touches much on human life , survival , societal and spiritual issues .Her artistry carries with it rays and flames of boldness and the quest to find answers about life or in life . The poet is a resilient fighter for liberation of downtrodden voices . It was great meeting such voices like Chama and other youthful voices yearning for truth, peace and harmony in Africa and beyond – Curator of WOMAWORDS
WAKING UP IN THE MORNING
I wake up in the morning to the gleaming sunshine,
I wake up with a big bright sunshine smile.
I find myself so happy and contented,
For I am in a world so beautiful and so majestic.
I thank God for my family and my friends,
I thank him for the love around me that has no end.
I thank him once more for treating me like his own,
I thank him for granting me more blessings than I can hold.
A BITTER HEART THAT WEEPS DEEP WITHIN
Tears roll and anger fills her spirit
The pain of an orphaned child abused,
And bruised by the people she calls her own.
She fights a battle that always never wins,
She finds comfort in a man that only uses her and later,
Call her trash and she is not his type.
The bitterness within her increases even more and more
Shall she continue to always live a bitter life
No no and i mean no!
Now listen to this!
Like no other Like every brave soul,
she too may not always succeed,
but never ceased her crusades to earn it.
Like every beautiful star, she too may not dazzle eternal,
but when she shone like she meant it.
Like most wonder hearts, she too shall pump till peace,
so live every moment like you reign it.
But unlike others, no matter what happens tomorrow, always smile,
and smile like you mean it!
LIFE IS A TWISTED ROAD
Life is a twisted road dominated by unexpected twists and turns,
However at the end of the day, it is from them that we learn.
And in spite of being so hard to cross,
The flame of hope ensures that you’re never lost.
So keep the flame of hope always bring and strong,
For as long as hope reigns, nothing can go wrong.
Do not lose hope in your heart even on days when success seems far,
Even when all doors are closed,
Check for windows that are left ajar.
Success is actually failure turned inside out,
Remember this whenever you find yourself discouraged or in doubt!
Dream even if the world sat not to,
For dreams bring those that reality cannot give you,
They fill your life with positivity,
They make you more confidence even if the world doesn’t to.
Dream my dear, because at the end of the day,
All big accomplishments have always started with a dream.
Last night I had a dream,
I dreamt of rivers, I dreamt of streams,
I dreamt of the big blue sky,
I dreamt of the animals down and the birds flying high.
I dreamt of a world where no one knew what was hate,
I dreamt of a time where nobody would curse there fate.
I dreamt of people who’s hearts where filled with love,
I dreamt of adults who’s mind was pure as a dove.
I dreamt if a day when no child would go hungry to bed,
I dreamt of a world where everyone would share their bread.
I dreamt of a world of forgiveness and compassion,
I dreamt of that the world was a family and helping each other was their passion.
I woke up in the morning to a world that my dream hardly knew,
But then I jolted myself and promised that I gotta make this dream come true!
No discussing brand new crushes,
No acting insane together, no arguments that are baseless.
Life is definitely nothing without friends,
And that’s why I never want this friendship to ever end!
MABLE CHAMA is a graduate of Teaching Studies , a budding poet ,an actor and filmmaker . She participated in the Sotambe MultiChoice Filmmaking Master Classes . Chama contributed immensely at the Live Literature Hub of 2019 Sotambe Documentary , Film Arts Festival.
WOMAWORDS CHIEF EDITOR
Mbizo Chirasha is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival( ihraf.org) , Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly .His Profiles , Interview and Poems are featured on poesis.si ,in Slovenia. Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection( English , African Languages and Germany) intiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to AtunisPoetry.com in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is both in print, on Amazon.com and at is featured at African Books Collective. Mbizo Chirasha is the Originator of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. Founder and Creative Director of Girl Child Talent Festival and GirlChildCreativity Project. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION) .2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana.The Vice President of Poetsof the WORLD,poetasdelmundo.com ,African Region. Global Peace Chain Ambassador. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO- Africa Photo- Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 200 spaces in print and online.
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