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My everyday people
Outspoken
June 2008

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Everyday people in everyday hearts
In everyday places where everyday starts
With everyday struggles they meet every day
That they have to survive and overcome in every way

From my everyday people found in the middle-east
That scream for everyday freedom and everyday peace
That everyday wake up and everyday mourn
That everyday life and death of everyday war

Where everyday rebels blow up with everyday bombs
Where everyday people are everyday harmed
Where everyday broadcasts are shown everyday
But everyday people don't ever have a say

My everyday people are everyday oppressed
And everyday pray to see the day coming next
Everyday people in everyday life
who are everyday wronged of their everyday rights ...
MY EVERYDAY PEOPLE UNITE!!!

About the author

Born on the 22nd September, 1983, Tongai Leslie Makawa - better known as OUTSPOKEN - has participated in numerous poetry festivals worthy of note in Zimbabwe. The last of four siblings, he is the projects facilitator for Magamba!, a network that focuses on spoken word fusion activities.

He is also a hip-hop mentor for Power in the Voice, a British Council programme, which seeks to better the performance arts by targeting talented youth and mentoring them in their various disciplines.


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  • My everyday people
    Summary:
    Language: English
    Duration: 1min 36sec
    Date: June 2008
    File Type: MP3
    Size: 1.47MB

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