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Umshini Wami

bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun

rich man he give da loan
poor man he sow da rice

poor man he grow da rice
poor man he reap da rice

poor man no pay da loan
rich man he eat the rice

bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun

rich man he give da loan
poor man he buy da cow

poor man he feed da cow
poor man he milk da cow

poor man no pay da loan
rich man he drink da milk

bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun

da revolution come
rich man no give more loan

poor man he eat the rice
poor man he drink da milk

da revolution come
poor man no suffer more

bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun
bring me my machine gun

(3rd place at Kala Ghoda 2009)

Comments

Anonymous said…
As Ceasar Chavez said "Ya Basta" - enough already!

This poem has the panache of a Benjamin Zephaniah poem. Awesome!!!