Without water, I kept my greenness,
In deserts I never disappointed,
Without food, I can survive,
In all corners of the world, I remain a very good example.
Planted in the equatorial rainforest I remained the same,
In drought, I remained sempervirent,
In flooding terrains, I never stopped flourishing,
Red shining fruits I produced,
The delicious and exemplary conduct of my character.
They call me a drought-resistant crop,
But I am a failure resistant character,
They favor me in hard times,
They mock me in good times,
But I will never complain because I know,
One day a plague will smash hard on their lands,
And I will be their only consolation.
They depend on me,
But they don’t appreciate me.
Kelvin Muzira (The Curve)