obula,ondeka mu matigga.
omuto alumbiddwa Ssiga.akiro,
Onsiibya mu maziga, nafuuka muddu wo
Omutima gwange gwe aguffuga.
Nkulowozaako nzenna n
ensannyalala,ensikondoka nga eyaffiriddwa nnyina.
Obulungi bwo busukka ku musana ogw`akaboneka.
Omasamasa nga zzabu mu lubiri lwa Saabasajja Kabaka.
Obulungi bwo bunsibye kantuntunu.
Naye lwaki Onkokoonya?
Amaaso go gakanyuga obusaale mu mwoyo gwange,
Obusagwa bwa “simayiro” yo banaatera busoma ku Masengejje.
Yeggwe luyimba lw
ensiiba nnyimba.osukka…….okirako ekizimbe Massegere.
omutima gwangee buvanjuba, n
Nsazeewo Steele mu kitontome,
abebugwanjubaotigomya omutima gwange.
Negomba, singa oba nnali mulangira!
Osanga wandinjagadde n
omponya obuwuulu obundabisaomukadde.
Ngamba kale singa nnali nagagga
Nenkutonera ebyobugagga ebijjuza ennjyanja
(A love poem).
By Bernard Gabriel Okurut.
AMAZIGA GO `MUTIMA GWANGE.
(TEARS OF MY HEART).
You appear and disappear
Leaving me at stake.
You make me wail like a little one attacked by “Ssiga”.
Day and night, in my tears I drown.
I became a slave to you, my heart…You rule.
I think about you and get paralyzed.
I mourn like one who has lost a mother.
Your dazzling beauty is not comparable to the morning sun.
You glitter like gold in a king`s palace.
What crime did I commit for you to treat me thus.
Your beauty blindfolds me,
But why do you tease me with it?
Your lovely eyes shoot arrows into my soul.
The poison in your smile will soon be read on the daily news (Amasengejje).
You are the song I ceaselessly sing.
Your beauty is far much better than that of the famous “Masengere”.
How I wish I a Prince,
Maybe you would take pity on me
Save me from this loneliness that makes me look terribly old.
How I wish I was filthy rich,
then I would shower you with treasures
That would overflow the mighty lake Victoria ( Nalubale) .
Bernard Gabriel Okurut.
About the author.
Bernard Gabriel Okurut is a poet, singer and songwriter…A literally activist and enthusiast of creative writing. He spends his time researching about culture and reading all kinds of literature. He is the author of “The Noisy Silence” a Ugandan poetry anthology published on Amazon. Follow Bernard Gabriel Okurut on any social media platforms and on the internet to read more of his writing.