Can anybody speak for the dumb?
The mic had gone
and my voice sounded dumb
so i reached out to my pen
and started writing
in a book that screamed out
loud on my behalf
each time i scribbled.
It was only for the writer’s cause
that i made that noise
It was only for a moment
I may be dumb but my pen can write
and for this cause it has stained the paper
with free verse that speaks for the dumb!
Can anybody speak for the dumb!
Some one needs a platform to speak
for me and my neighbor who is dumb!
Has any body got a voice and a platform to speak?
Has anybody got one?
by Ssesanga Dennis Ernest
Dennis is a public health worker with passion for poetry. He is currently one of the promoters of a spoken word platform called Open Mic Uganda that gives opportunity for poets from various walks of life to showcase their talents at monthly shows