Today as Stella Nyanzi celebrates 45years of age, allow me share with you Poem #6 of her poems freshly inked from Luzira prison.
“The jaws of Joel crashed the jewels
Planted between the legs of men in the pearl.
The expensive jewels of manhood
Are missing from our governed men.
They lack the guts to defend the land.
They lack the stamina to reclaim the flag.
The proboscis of Joel sucked out the jewels
Between the ears of thinkers in the pearl.
The cherished jewels of critical thinking
Are absent from the politicians of the day.
They lack the will to mend the state.
They lack the power to right the wrongs.”
By Stella Nyanzi