Hearken Stateliness Yearning

Awebahe Johannes //Hoëseb

Political activist, please take note Aspiring politician, please take note
Seasoned politician, please take note

Tenderpreneur, please take note
Keen enterpreneur, please take note
Stinkingly rich elite, please take note

Census enumerators, take note
Health workers, please take note
Debt collectors, please take note

In tatters is my precious personal life
What I have to wear is ragged attire
My two poor feet are always bare
I scavenge for food in a bin of waste
I scavenge for food at a dumpsite
I scavenge for food in any avenue

A bridge is the shelter I call home
A street is the shelter I call home
A ditch is the shelter I call home

Address my plight too, please
Improve my situation too, please
Restore my stateliness too, please

– /Awebahe Johannes //Hoëseb

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