2020 Open Call , Poems - Ndaba Sibanda



The kind of song that humankind should sing

By Ndaba Sibanda

The artists across the globe got together in song and dance,
They practised and composed a song whose lyrics go like:
When the world seems to cartwheel on you,
When the world seems to tumble on you,
I’m that friend to come to your rescue,
I’m that friend to count on, to lean on,
Together let`s pick up the pieces,
Together let`s pick up the pieces,
For the love of humanity,
For the love of humanity,
Let`s sing that song
Of one humanity,
Of one race,
Of one love,
One love..


Ndaba Sibanda from Zimbabwe is the author of Notes, Themes, Things And Other Things, The Gushungo Way, Sleeping Rivers, Love O’clock, The Dead Must Be Sobbing, Football of Fools, Cutting-edge Cache, Of the Saliva and the Tongue, When Inspiration Sings In Silence, The Way Forward, The Ndaba Jamela Collections, Poetry Pharmacy, Sometimes Seasons Come With Unseasonal Harvests, As If They Minded, and The Dangers Of Child Marriages: Billions Of Dollars Lost In Earnings And Human Capital. Ndaba was nominated for the following awards: National Arts Merit Awards, The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.


Sibanda`s book Notes, Themes, Things And Other Things: Confronting Controversies ,Contradictions And Indoctrinations was considered for The 2019 Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing in Nonfiction. Ndaba`s other forthcoming book Cabinet Meetings: Of Big And Small Preys was considered for The Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2018. Some of Sibanda’s works are found or forthcoming in Page & Spine, Peeking Cat, Piker Press , SCARLET LEAF REVIEW , Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Pangolin Review, Kalahari Review, Botsotso, The Ofi Press Magazine, Hawaii Pacific Review, Deltona How, The song is, Indian Review, Eunoia Review, JONAH magazine, Saraba Magazine, Poetry Potion, Saraba Magazine, Poetry Potion, The Borfski Press, Snippets, East Coast Literary Review, Random Poem Tree, festival-of-language, ActiveMuse and Whispering Prairie Press.


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