Voices in a Voice – Chanda ‘Medley’ Chongo
Voices in a Voice
Yes I can’t deny
there are times when I get lost in my tiny world
where tears are an infinite remedy
a cold world that fills my mind with sadness.
It’s more like Hennessey
brewing bitter voices in my mind
I don’t get this anymore
I feel dead inside—
My shadow dwindles away from my body
yet I’m a man who scorches under the sun.
It feels like am walking a journey that has no path.
I keep on chasing pavements
even though they lead me to nowhere.
Is it because I’m a replica of lost comets
dangling in cornerless walls of the universe?
Is it because I love walking on the sea shores
where sea waves sing emotional songs?
Yes I do feel these Adele melodies
plopping in my blood.
“Mad world” just like as I sing this song with dad.
I’m a man who crawls on bended knees
trying to catch the stars
but they keep on drifting away
‘wish you could see my scars—
Sometimes I try to see myself in the mirror
but no, all I see are mirrors in a mirror.
broken pieces ladened with my masculinity.
My head has become a calabash of pain
it sucks on bitter memories
and voices that echo in my dusty heart.
One, two and then three
I pierce my voice through a crowded crowd
but no one hears my cries
‘wish they could pause for a second
and have a glimpse of my scars
and listen to the husky voices in a voice.
Chanda Chongo is an emerging writer from Zambia, Central Africa. He writes mostly about issues affecting the African community; nevertheless, he has built his writing skills around all genres. He’s currently writing his first book. His works have featured on Youth Shades Magazine and several other platforms.