The Historical Echoes is a collection of poems from Edwin Mathe, an up and coming creative writer, who in his years of writing poetry dubbed himself the Prince of Poetry. He takes poetry to heart and gives his all in this collection as he takes a journey through life as a poet.
The Historical Echoes symbolises growth in speech and growth in the writings of an artist who passionately loves his work. Poems such as Chained Yet a Hero represent passion above measure, slavery and hatred inflicted by man on man. Edwin’s poetry hits out to the deeper parts of the heart; it speaks to the mind of the reader and unveils the true feelings of the writer.
Born in Zimbabwe soon after independence, Edwin has researched in depth to bring you this collection presenting a poetic account of his country’s fight for freedom.
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My Heroic Moment
A long way it has been for my people
Indeed long wait for the people
Such people as Zulu Kama landela
Zulu kandaba, how long shall the sons and daughters
Of Shaka of Senzangakhona
Sons and daughters of Nandi suffer perpetually
Was this a justified price to pay?
Umzilikazi kaMatshobana was a hero
Shaka the Zulu was a conqueror
As a conqueror Shaka was
Heroes died and gave their lives to give Shaka the crown
Oh yes my people Zulu my people
Makhumalo bakaMntungwa my people
Bakamzilikazi of Matshobana of Kamangede Kalanga
Oh yes you my people
Is there a need to remind you that you need a messiah?
Is there a need to remind you my people that you need a hero?
A hero in the making, a brave man
For this moment it is evident that for my people I am that hero
For my people I represent the spirit of the people
For my people I represent the spear of the nation
Yebo ngadla mina kababa
This is evident; this is true, for destiny lies ahead
As destiny calls, this is a point of no return,
This is my time, my moment
This is my moment and time to gloom
Certainly this is my bright moment
Ululate with me for this is my heroic moment
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Rose of Love
It is my delight to express and feel the breeze
I’ve felt a feeling I’ve never felt before
I’ve loved like I’ve never loved before
My quantified feeling bigger than what I’ve ever imagined
You touched me when felt nothing for you
My feelings changed, all I have directed to you
In my thoughts nothing I think of but you
Hence with you in my thoughts, every day is different
You are my peace; as you are my joy
You brought life when life was lost
You brought hope when hope was lost
Only this is a true feeling, like holding a fresh rose
A rose of love, a rose of joy
You are truly my rose of love
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A Hero Within
Sometimes one fights
They fight for justice equality and power
Often the fight may be for the rights of others
The question may be asked why?
I do this because I am not selfish
I do this for I consider them too
Those whose rights have been infringed
A mistake has been made, yet there is no one to correct it
I am here presenting myself as correction
Who is it that corrects the mess of big countries?
Who shall defend Africa from her outcry?
Who shall plead for the children of war torn Sudan?
I fight for the rights of many,
Please sing praises for me
I am a hero within
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