Seven Days of Kwanzaa

by Zamounde the Footstepper

(A Transitional Song)



On the first day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
One mkeka from straw
And the Umoja for the community

On the second day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
Two ears of corn
One mkeka from straw
And the Kujichagulia to move along

On the third day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
Three zawadi’s
Two ears of corn
One mkeka from straw
And the Ujima for responsibility

On the fourth day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
Four hugs for being
Three zawadi’s
Two ears of corn
One mkeka from straw
And the Ujaama for the economy

On the fifth day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
Five reasons to sing
Four hugs for being
Three zawadi’s
Two ears of corn
One mkeka made from straw
And the Nia for purpose

On the sixth day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
The biggest Karamu
Five reasons to sing
Four hugs for being
Three zawadi’s
Two Ears of corn
One mkeka from straw
And the Kuumba for creativity

On the seventh day of Kwanzaa the Creator gave to me
Seven Mishumaa’s burning
The biggest karamu
Five reasons to sing
Four hugs for being
Three zawadi’s
Two ears of corn
One mkeka from straw
And the Imani for ability


Seven Days of Kwanzaa by Zamounde the Footstepper

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