2013 March 19: The monster

by Nunu Sigasa

Spears and guns are vanity,
Herbs and tablets falls short
Blood soldiers die before you strike
Your silence teeth are fatal
You bite lite a poisonous snake
You kill like a slow poison
Cause you are a coward monster
You are a witchdoctor
You poison lover’s fountain of love
Lovers drinks happiness and die
Lovers sleep and in bed and wake up in the grave
You smile when doctors fails
‘cause you know you driving the sick ones to graveyard
Monster where’s your sympathy?
You kill innocent nannies in the womb
You kill young couples and live orphans
You take away students, teachers and leave school’s empty
Oh you smile when mortuaries are full
You even celebrate when mourners showering tears
Today I know you well
Mr. Monster
I shall close my house of abstinence
I shall tighten my skirt
all my brothers shall zip up their trousers
I shall touch your poison-ment with safety gloves
Angeke usangithole
Mr. Monster
ngithi angeke

About the author

Nunu Sigasa (2010) Faces & Phases by Zanele Muholi.

Nunu Sigasa (2010) Faces & Phases by Zanele Muholi.

My name is Nonhlanhla Theodora Sigasa (Nunu).
I’m 31 now and will be turning 32 in October 2013. My hometown is Heidelberg but currently lives in Germiston. I work as a learner – post basic pharmacist assistance since 2009. I will be completing the course at the end of June 2013.

Balancing Act (2005) cover photo by Zanele Muholi. Book title named by Donna Smith & Zanele Muholi

Matsheko Kekana featuring in Balancing Act (2005) cover photo by Zanele Muholi.
Book title named by Donna Smith & Zanele Muholi

Sigasa’s early writing was published in Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA’s) Balancing Act (2005) book p.61-62, edited by Joanne Bloch and Karen Martin with Teaching notes by Sue Heese.
ISBN:  1-86928-418-6


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3 Responses to 2013 March 19: The monster

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  2. jdithung@gmail.com says:

    Wow what a coward!what a monster

    Good article

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