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    African Writers’ Corner

    Bragging flea-ks

    Dennis Dancan Mosiere

    2011-06-01, Issue 532

    http://pambazuka.org/en/category/African_Writers/73725

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    For Al-flea-ks

    am using my ammu-diction
    to kill your lexicography…

    For Al-flea-ks

    am using my ammu-diction
    to kill your lexicography
    poetry is not for braggarts
    so don't go gaga and brag-a
    you cease to be a poet
    but just a brag-art
    you brag-a a tete
    don't go brag-a
    be cautious pal
    before you meet my poetic dagger
    chop you with my rime-ricks
    that leaves you with flea-ks
    and if your flea-ks kick about in your cerebrum
    compose them into sputum
    and let your handkerchief lick them

    bragging is for unwise flea-ks
    poetry is for thinkers
    and not brag-arts
    pBitek did not brag
    neither is Mazisi Kunene
    nor Dennis Brutus
    poets are just people
    from their justice we get poetic justice
    a Che t-shirt doesn't make you a poet
    study the revolutionaries
    start with the Mau Mau
    and learn the poetricks
    of words and verse
    poetry is a serious profession
    and not apart time hobby
    it is for the anointed natural ones
    and talented in the art of syntax-diction
    be a poet for reason and caution
    not a poet for a season who ceases to reason
    ask Tony Mochama
    real poets make mullah outta shit
    and them no copycats

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    * A diss-cursing verse to one Alflicks Asiago who was challenging my verse.
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