Literary combatant Sydney Haile Saize decries social and political decadence pruning citizens into raggedness and moral nudity. He vehemently protests against wanton human rights abuse, the cruel hand of dictatorship and fist of violence thrashing freedom of expression and freedom after expression to pulp. Saize wields his spiked ink- gun to liberate his tyranny-stricken people from the hard grip of charlatanry, heavy dose of cheap propaganda beverage, from the heavy smashes of violent sloganeering. He speaks porcupine quill truth to the state system grinding human consciences under the wheels of political expediency. Revolutionary poet is a victim of dictatorial shenanigans by the unrepentant regime of his country of birth and xenophobia menace in the land of rainbows. Sydney Haile Saize is an unwavering literary combatant and has contributed countless poetry missiles at Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign / Brave Voices Poetry Journal since 2017. AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN celebrates freedom of expression and revolutionary consciousness through protest verse with veteran page Poet and liberation griot South African based Zimbabwean born Sydney Haile Saize. Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Cleanse the blood that stained Chimoio
Heal the bleeding wounds of those bruised in Chitungwiza
Respect their affiliation
Is it still Rhodesia that you forward with the land act?
Draft the tears of homeless Manzou residents
Industrializing our piece of earth
What’s that worth?
Citizens turned to destitute
Modern day fruit-gatherers
Our vote displaced us
Only mountains are shielding our salvage
How long shall people bleed?
Cry blood Zimbabwe its revolution time
The hour is at hand
Dictatorial sun must set
Justice and Freedom Day dawn
Tired of wet cheeks
Dry cry the world can’t see
Soldier up no more turn cheek
This time let us not bow down.
Patience doesn’t pay
But only averts in a way
For they preach what they ignore to practice
And the reality remains of milking dry the victims
They swear and their vows are perjury
How I wish if I was a jury?
To roast this detriment
Those who are crying
Are recompensed with utmost pain
Those who creates awareness
And defends, justly
And sacrificed on the cross
Like Christ nailed innocent
Only filthening the altar
So I beg you to rise to the occasion
Let’s fiercely expel them like demons
Another Chimurenga that drove the Smith regime
Of patriotic regiments
Driven with the passion for justice and a competent governance Patience doesn’t pay
For years we have been patiently waiting
But only in vain
Promises comforted us
Then scourged us as fool
The nation is in dire straits
We sympathized shame
Brought it on the table to discuss
Our groaning hearts confined to bleed
Simulating hilarity faces
A nation pulverized
Economic models evolving to rip the poor citizens
Political bigger heads living wantonly
Shamelessly neglecting voices of a suffering mass
Parading ego to revel their victims in applause
Shame, left me dazed
With my pen bleeding ink
Vomiting impetus forces of victory
A mind in my story
Dictators I’m sorry
For expressing my worry
Worries of a real revolution
A change of cir’ es not persons
Both partisans and peasants eating alike
Not only when the cow piss the shit the farmer jubilates
People needs food in their plates
Rallies and propaganda aren’t our production
The effects are now embedding in our DNA.
POET SYDNEY HAILE SAIZE 1
Sydney Saize –Socio-political commentator only narrates the political ills and suffers the consequences. Born Sydney Saize aka Haile Saize I in Harare, Zimbabwe. Is a poet published in a couple of publications including the recently Anthologies Best New African Writers 2017 and the Zimbolicious 2018. Sydney Haile Saize is A Word guerrilla, a fighter of human rights, a Word- slinger in the Campaign against despotism.
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Mbizo CHIRASHA, UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist. Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum Deutschland,Germany. Alumni of the International Human Rights Arts Festival in New-York, USA. Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie. Globally Certified Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence. Arts for Human Rights Catalyst. Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry, hybrid writings, political commentary, short fiction, book reviews and Arts Features are published in more than 400 spaces notably the Monk Arts and Soul in Magazine in United Kingdom. Atunis Poetry.com in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia. Poesia journal in Slovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn, USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA. The FictionalCafe international Journal, Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland in Germany. Co-Edited Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity, solidarity collection to victimized Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry, Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes. He owns the Time of the Poet blog zine, MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace. A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental resistance poetry collection was released in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011 by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.COVID 19 Satansdeadly fart is forthcoming. Chirasha is Founder and the Chief Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal, https://bravevoicespress.home.blog/ and WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS,https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/MORE INFORMATION visit, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbizo_Chirasha
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