What a terrible blow!
Physically the elephant is gone,
His music will remain on.
His music will continue sitting atop of the charts
From Number 1 to 66, we will draw more than 66 lessons
If you haven’t listened to his churnings,
You haven’t yet tasted music
It is sweet
And tastier than what you thought
Take a test
Taste one tonight
Sit back on your couch
If you don’t have one, then relax on a mat
Grasp its content
And feed on it
It’s Tuku’s music
Timeless it is!
Timeous it is!
Conscious of the nation’s challenges,
Tuku’s music never leaves us in murky watersleaves
It soothes the soul too
Unchains the soul and mind
Above all, grabs all the superlatives in our vocab book.
A social commentator he was
Arguably one of Africa’s finest artist
Creme de la creme
Dr Music himself
We cry from inside
Our hearts bleed
Our unifier is gone
Gazumped from our midst
But why Yahwe?
He was taken at a time we needed him most.
Go well Samanyanga!
BLACK MAMPARA THE POET (c) 30/01/19
+263 773 206 455
Whatsapp/Txt/Calls : Edwin Msipa
Author of :
Broken chalk (2017) and several other books
Meet The only Black Mampara in Africa. Dont mind his ideas and thoughts. He fell off his mother’s back when he was a baby. At school he once brought Sadza and Okra in a lunchbox causing a mayhem at Rukudzo Primary School in Kambuzuma. He looks young but is an oldman. He is a true Black Spirits and Blacks Unlimited Movement. In his mind, everything is BLACK but good.