Demonstration against Robert Mugabe's regime next to the Zimbabwe embassy in LondonA ‘Mock Praise Hymn’ for Zimbabwean Leader Robert Mugabe (1924-2019), by Sheri-Ann O’Shea The Society April 27, 2020 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 6 Comments “Winner: Humanitarian Award” Mugabe’s universally adored. He made his people multi-millionaires— Zim dollars are the answer to their prayers. Champion of the poor, the sick, the old; A veritable knight of legends bold. The worn war-vets (of sixteen years and over) Provided for and landed in the clover. With bulldozers remodelling shanty towns, And educating voters ‘midst the mounds, Law-keeping a priority, of course, The military vehicles out in force, And to the end that unemployment cease He graciously employs his own police. Not only a bright star of fine morality, He’s also blessed with certain immortality! Sheri-Ann O’Shea is a South African-born teacher, now living in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and three lively boys. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses Susan Jarvis Bryant April 27, 2020 This is a fine and very powerful poem. So much is said beneath the polished veneer of mockery. With the world as it is today, we should all take heed. Thank you for your craft and insight – your poem is a privilege to read. Reply Dave Whippman April 27, 2020 Well said. That evil old man ruined his country, and few people have the nerve to call him out. You did it with skill and wit. Reply Joseph S. Salemi April 27, 2020 Read “The Great Betrayal, the memoirs by Ian Douglas Smith (leader of independent Rhodesia), on how Left-Liberal-Labourite vermin in the U.K. made possible the ascendancy of this creep Mugabe, and the destruction of a once-thriving colony. Reply Mike Bryant April 27, 2020 The book is only $585.99 in hardcover on Amazon, the postage however is an affordable 3.99. Maybe I’ll order ten or twelve copies… https://www.amazon.com/Great-Betrayal-Memoirs-Douglas-1997-04-01/dp/B01MS2RRLL/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=The+Great+Betrayal%2C+the+memoirs+by+Ian+Douglas+Smith&qid=1588014382&sr=8-3 Seriously, it appears that someone does not want the deplorables and non-essentials to know what is, and has been going on in the world. Reply Joseph S. Salemi April 27, 2020 I read the book a few years ago, and it was a copy lent to me by a friend. It’s very clear that when our Deep-State censors can’t prevent the publication of a text, they can hamstring distribution by forcing booksellers to jack up the price to insane levels. O'Shea Sheri-Ann April 28, 2020 He was the parasite that destroyed the host. But no one lives forever. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.