Mama aliponizaa, alidhani kazaa mtu Akanilea nikuwe Akanifunza ili niwe Binaadamu si jiwe Bali mara akazuka – Nduli akaja nitwaa!
When my mother gave birth to me She thought she’d brough a human being To this challenging world She brought me up And taught me how to behave As a human being and not an animal But then came a monster and took me away!
Mbona wesema husemi, na hivi umo wasema, kipi kikusemacho? Ulisema husimami, kwako ni mbele daima, kipi kikurejeshacho? Wesema husemi nami, tena kwa kunamba koma, leo kipi kikupacho?
You said you wouldn’t say anything Yet now you do What makes you do so? You said you wouldn’t stop Forward you would go What makes turn back? You said you wouldn’t speak to me You even told me to behave Why has now today prompted you – Why are taking a U-Turn?
Kwa nyakati hizi, za mwisho wa siku, tungo naiandika Moyoni simanzi, punde ni usiku, giza litazuka Uje uduwanzi, niwe zumbukuku, nishindwe kumbuka Nguvu zinihizi, nifungwe vikuku, na kuporomoka Kurasa zishafungika!
At this moment of the end of the day, this poem I compose My heart is so lonely as the night will soon come, so will the darkness Tiredness will come and demented I will be, who nothing remembers My strength will be taken away and will be handcuffed and down I will fall Because my pages have been closed!