AFRICAN BEAUTY

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There’s no eye that sees me better than hers,

Others have got a guilty one,

Up and down as the main beat,

Hand in hand with my African beauty,

She’s elegant smooth like jazz,

The ornament to my soul food kitchen,

The vintage I heart,

She beautifully and it is true,

Yes I know too,

 

Babananiii©2017

 

“African Beauty”

Ndoa Pt. 2

 

Waja wote kila rika, niwaase kwa hakika.

Ndoa ni kuwajibika, na hasa kumakinika.

Kuna ya kutaabika, pia ya kufurahika.

Ndoa ni ibada bora, ndoa ni heshima pia.

 

Mtafute alo mwema, ila si mkamilifu.

Muombee yalo mema, akwepe ulaanifu.

Mola wetu amesema, mtafute watiifu.

Ndoa ni ibada bora, ndoa ni heshima pia.

 

Tuwaheshimuni wake, na muwatii waume.

Samehe kasoro zake, kwa mazuri muyaseme.

Ndoa na busara zake, basi myoyo tuitume.

Ndoa ni ibada bora, ndoa ni heshima pia.

 

Wazazi wapo pamoja, darasa imara kwetu.

Eeh! Tuacheni kungoja, ni mbaya sababu zetu.

Ni hafifu zetu hoja, turudishe nyoyo zetu.

Ndoa ni ibada bora, ndoa ni heshima pia.

 

Tulo waovu ni sisi, tulo wema pia sisi.

Kama hatujitakasi, basi njia ni uasi.

Tujitoe wasiwasi, tubadilishe nafsi.

Ndoa ni ibada bora, ndoa ni heshima pia.

 

Ni wazazi wa vizazi, hivyo vijavyo mbeleni.

Basi tujenge mizizi, wafurahie amani.

Wasiwe tu! wakimbizi, wa tulo tenda jamani.

Ndoa ni ibada bora, ndoa ni heshima pia.

 

Baraka Jereko.

Ndoa Pt. 1

 

Ningekuwa nimeoa, ni mengi ningeongea.

Ningekuwa na doa, ndoa ningeikemea.

Ila sasa sijaoa, wala mtoto sijalea.

Sasa ndoa siitaki, msiulize kwanini.

 

Ni wengi huisifia, wakiingia hulia.

Wakale hujivunia, wakisasa hujutia.

Yanini kukimbilia, wenzangu wanaumia.

Sasa ndoa siitaki, msiulize kwanini.

 

Ooh! kama si mwanaume, basi ndoa usiiseme.

Mvulana nichutame, wenye ndoa wasimame.

Sina kauli kamwe, nisiwasonte wame.

Sasa ndoa siitake, msiulize kwanini.

 

Kila kukicha lawama, haziwaishi shutuma.

Ooh! wabaya kina mama, waume hawana wema.

Kutwa wote mwasakama, ni yupi aliye mwema?

Sasa ndoa siitaki, msiulize kwanini.

 

Wengine ni maadali, wengine sina adabu.

Naongea ya akili, tena sipendi ghadhabu.

Na huu ni wangu mwili, mnanini makushabu?

Sasa ndoa siitaki, msiulize kwanini.

 

Sioi msiulize, na wala msinibeze.

Niwache niwakimbize, na onyo msinigeze.

Na tena mnisikize, na waonyeni nduguze.

Sasa ndoa siitaki, msiulize kwanini.

 

Baraka Jereko

NAOMBA

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(photo by amkatanzania.com)

 

Nimechoka Uchovu Wangu Ni Mchoko Wa Moyo.

Nimechoka Mateso Yanadhihaki Utayari Kumoyo.

Sina Hadhi Wandani Wameniuza Kwa Choyo.

Masimango Ninakula Kokoto Kibogoyo.

Nina Hamu Kurudi Nyumbani Ila Bado Sipaoni.

Kwa mbali Roho Inatamani Macho Yangu Yamekosa Harubini Hata Miwani.

Siku Hizi Najicheka Kwa Kebehi,

Nakitazama Kioo Sura Yangu Haitokei.

Natamani Sana Kurudi Nyuma, Mbele Milima Imeniziba Sioni.

Safari Bado Ni Changa, Machozi Yamekuwa Makovu Mbele Kusonga Maumivu.

Nakumbushwa Yamenikuta Nilipohasi Tulivu.

Nasikia Nimekosa Usikivu.

Ndizi Mbichi Nazichoma Nimekosa Zile Mbivu.

Nataka Kupendwa-penda Mpendwa, Upendo Majani Makavu.

Nimlaumu Nani Yakinipiga, Yakinizonga, Yakinibana Mbavu.

Nawalaumu, Nawalaumu, Ila Siwalaani.

Nimewahukumu Kwa Msamaha Mara Saba Sabini,

Hawajasema Samahani.

Nimesahau Japo Kiukweli Ninaishi Na Zamani.

Ninaketi Na Maswali Ya Kwanini Yananiangalia Tu Sijui Kiburi Au Ndo Gawio La Yangu Sahani.

Huku Nilipo Sina Amani. Moyo Unaugua Sina Raha Jamani.

Na Haya Nawaandikia Nikiwa Utumwani.

Bado Lile Pendo La Zamani Lanifariji Mwanenu.

Nikilikumbuka Nalikumbata Linijaze Furahani.

Mengi Makwazo, Yangu Mawazo, Yananitoa Rahani.

Kwanini Niyapitie Haya? Eeh Mungu Nipinguzie, Nifutie Hili Chozi Moyoni.

Yapo Uliyofuta Nafurahi Ndio Maana Nakuja Kukuomba Tena Baba Nipokee Ombi Langu Rohoni.

Fabian M. Christophe
Babananiii©2016

UNIKUMBUKE

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(photo: Kitenge wear on IG)

Nani atayekupenda kama mimi,

Nani atakutunza nikienda?

Nani atakukumbata nikiondoka?

Natamani nimjue kabla sijaenda,

Nani atanipenda kabla sijaenda,

Nakusihi nijulishe,

Moyo ufurahi, nafsi yangu uihuishe,

Yupi atanipenda milele? Nakuomba unijuze,

Nataraji moyo unipishe,

Roho usinitishe,

Kumbukumbu vazi jema mnivike,

Hizi mbiu mbele zenyu zisifike,

Masikioni zisikike,

Mboni hazioni fumbo hili beberu,

Simaanishi fahamu zenyu duni, hasha, hamuoni mnachotaka,

Ndio mwanzo mnatapa,

Bila doti la khanga kizunguzungu chauzungusha upendo,

Sisemi bila pesa kuna chembechembe za pendo,

Yatutesa hili fungu lojaa magendo,

Babananiii 2017

Mali Ya Urithi Haiuziki

Mali ya urithi haiuziki,

Na ikiuzwa hairidhishi,

Hali yangu siridhiki,

Kula haipikiki,

Mali ya urithi haiuziki,

Na ikiuzwa hairidhishi,

 

Mali ya urithi haiuziki,

Na ikiuzwa hairidhishi,

Hali hewa si rafiki,

Chumi mikiki na vizingiti,

Mali ya urithi haiuziki,

Na ikiuzwa haikidhiki,

 

Mali ya urithi haiuziki,

Na ikiuzwa hauridhiki,

Yako yako tu haihamishiki,

Wanyoshea kidole kwa mbali kichwani haifutiki,

 

Mali ya urithi haiuziki,

Na ukiuza hairudishiki,

Wewe iuze tu haijalishi,

Wasemavyo wanafiki wakitaka udiriki,

 

Babananiii©2017

 

12 Reasons Why Old Souls Have Such A Hard Time Finding Love

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1. They have a strong sense of identity.

 

They know who they are, which means they also know – specifically – what they do and do not want in a partner, what works and what doesn’t. While this is fantastic in terms of being able to choose wisely, it ultimately diminishes their pool of prospects pretty significantly.

 

2. Left unchecked, their hyper-intuitiveness can wreck relationships.

 

Often prone to overthinking because of how deeply sensitive they are, their capacity to worry and make assumptions can break relationships that don’t have a perfectly strong foundation.

 

3. Many are in the throes of twin flame relationships.

 

They’re attached or are with people who are not their “forever” people, rather, intense connections they’re meant to learn, and rapidly expand, from.

 

4. They often have a greater purpose that must be attended to first – one that love would distract them from.

 

They usually have to accomplish quite a bit on their own before they find love – this is because old souls love deeply, and completely. To be given love too soon would keep them from the other important things they are here to do.

 

 

 

5. They will not settle for anything less than soulmate love.

 

They require a lot more than just a surface-level, “average” relationship. They absolutely will not settle, and sometimes, that means biting the bullet and being alone for longer than what’s “average” as well.

 

6. While many people can bring them passion, few can bring compatibility.

 

Because they feel so deeply and others find them so fascinating, it’s easy for them to find infatuation, but to be with someone who is truly their best friend, deepest confidant *and* lover is a challenge.

 

 

7. They’re less inclined to go out and meet people in modern ways.

 

Even if they have nothing against online dating, it doesn’t always come naturally for them, nor does finding a random hookup at a bar or being set up blindly seem appealing.

 

8. They’re natural healers, and often attract people who need help, not love.

 

And that attraction is reciprocated. There’s almost nothing that feels better to an old soul than being able to help someone who truly needs it. However, at some point in time, it’s crucial for them to realize that they have to choose a partner, not a student, or a charity case.

 

9. They dislike the “game.”

 

Dating is inherently exhausting to an older-spirited person. Feigning disinterest for the sake of looking “cool” or knowing which faux pas other people find off-putting (how long after the first date do you text again?) isn’t instinctive to them, and can stress them out more than they ever find it “fun.”

 

 

10. Their standards are sky-high.

 

They expect a lot from themselves, so likewise, they expect a lot from their partners. While this is a great thing, it’s another quality that has to be kept in check: it’s more important to be able to accept the qualities that aren’t deal-breakers than it is to just write a person off because they’re imperfect.

 

11. They have baggage.

 

People who developed their inner selves quickly did so for a reason: they had to cope, they had to grow, or they had to learn from some challenging experiences that life set up for them. While this is a great thing on its own, unresolved issues can often re-manifest in close relationships.

 

 

12. They feel fear as intensely as they feel love.

 

The degree to which they love something is proportionate to how much they fear losing it, or not being “good enough” for it. They don’t just love intensely, they feel everything else intensely, too, and sometimes, that gets in the way of the really good things in front of them.

 

By Brianna Wiest of thoughtcatalogu.com