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JE SUIS CHARLIE

JSCharlieChilembo

In a million voices

He was heard

In all corners of the world

Je suis Charlie

L’image vivante

Immortal

Silently

I hum

I am Chilembo

The written word

Indelible

My body

Shall perish

That’s the plan

My story

Shall thrive

END

©Simon Chilembo, 2015

(French language advisor: Ozzy)

Simon Chilembo
Riebeeckstad
Welkom
South Africa
Tel.: +4792525032
January 14, 2015

MY OSLO SUNRISE

©Simon Chilembo, 2012

Sun rose at 6
In Oslo today
She looked up
From her phone
Her stellar eyes petrified me, momentarily
She beamed
“Hei! Morn, morn!!!”
My day was made

We alighted the bus at same stop
My dazed eyes followed her
Round the corner
I went my way
Glorious light all the way
No sunset
In Oslo tonight

©Simon Chilembo, 14/ 11-2012

OSLO
Norway
Tel.: +47 97000488/ +27 717 454 115 (South Africa)

YOU RULE? YOUR SONG

FOR THOSE WHO RULE

I’m Big Fish
I push waves big time
In the biggest pond
Call it the ocean

When I growl
The sun trembles
I’m Big Cat

I snarl
Small dogs feel the rain coming
I’m Top Dog

Can you handle me?

My mind is in it
Nothing can stop me now

Ain’t just talk, empty words
It is BIG TALK, loaded words

Got any doubts?
Try me!

END

Copyrights: Simon Chilembo
Oslo
Norway
Tel.: +47 97000488
27/ 06-2012

STEPHEN CHAN’S REPLY: 

Simon the Whale
sang in a wine-red sea.
He swam as he sang
and he sang merrily.

He sang of wind
he sang of rain
he sang of joy
and he sang of pain.

But he sang as he swam
and swam as he sang
till swimming and singing
were One in the Sea.

So even the sea
in its redness like wine
and its conquest of time
danced merrily.

 END 

Copyrignts: Stephen Chan, OBE
London
UK
27/ 06-2012