Dead Backward

 Moustache like Hitler,
Only littler.

So Ebagum at long last popped his clogs,
After sending a great country to the dogs;
Although it is so often clearly said
One should abstain from speaking ill of dead,
He was dead stupid, or an evil man,
To bring to nothing such a careful plan
For education, and the rights of all,
Enabling the Zimbabweans to stand tall,
To let the wealth of yesteryear be bought,
And all the brave endeavours come to naught,
Making such a truly wonderful place
Descend into an awful state of Grace;
No wonder it is thought appropriate
For his name backward thus to rate,
And now South Africa wants to set the scene
To head for disaster, just where he has been.

© September 2019 Colonialist

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10 Responses to Dead Backward

  1. A budding Dylan Thomas

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  2. Ian Hutson says:

    Actually, in England I don’t – I no longer have the “right to remain silent”, that basic cornerstone of justice has been removed and silence in criminal proceedings is now interpreted by courts of law to indicate guilt… The rot is everywhere!

    Wholly agree on Ebagum and on S.A. At least the media that I have seen, while still offering “R.I.P. Mugabe” have not gone so far as to perform the usual conversion, transforming this monster into some sort of misunderstood angel on his demise. Personally I don’t believe in any “after-life” but, if there is one, then I do hope that a certain someone is juggling the various factors involved in keeping his head above “water” for eternity in a ten-foot depth of boiling sh*te. Just my opinion, other opinions are available.


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    • colonialist says:

      How did that removal slip by me? I can’t find reference to it.
      Some commentators here are busy converting Trebor Ebagum into a hero because of his ‘struggle’ credentials, but nothing excuses his numerous anti-human-rights actions since.

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  3. A brilliant poem, Col. I concur with every word. Ebagum is so apt, being as he ruled his country in such a cack-handed manner. 😡

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    • colonialist says:

      It is tragic, seeing how much promise the country had for all until he mucked it up. A visit there in earlier times (with Apartheid rife in SA) did much to wake me up to how wrong racist ideas were, and how, given the opportunity and training, the black population could learn the same skills as white counterparts.

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  4. perdebytjie says:

    Dis so waar…ek word sommer kwaad as sy lof so besing word. Hy het net armoede en ellende veroorsaak.

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