Poet takes a dig at fake prophets

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Bright Kevin “Bright Rond” Rondozai

BY DARLINGTON MWASHITA

BULAWAYO-BASED up-and-coming poet Bright Kevin “Bright Rond” Rondozai has penned a poem titled Present Pastor that takes a dig at the rise of fake prophets.

In religion, a false prophet is a person who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, or claims to speak for God, or who makes such claims for evil ends.

The poet, who is also a singer, told NewsDay Life & Style that he was inspired to pen the poem by his Christian experience.

“I was motivated to pen Present Pastor by my experience in terms of Christianity, that our pastors have to be real and fulfil the word of God by God’s will,” he said.

“Since most pastors nowadays act exactly like pastors said to be there in the end days especially in the book of Revelations.

“My message is just to warn pastors to be real and not to fake it and I am happy that the poem has received airplay on local radio stations.”

Meanwhile, Bright Rond said he had engaged the services of Kenyan poet Kennedy Ochieng for a forthcoming anthology titled Tears and Joy 21st Century.

“I encourage fellow poets to try to meet some poets and learn from others. As a way of growing my career, I also try to have a hand in spoken word and write many anthologies based on facts,” he said.

As an author, Bright Rond has penned two books with his latest one Beautiful Paradise having won an award at Writers Space Africa Zimbabwe.

“My writings were motivated by Dorcas Maseko, one of Zimbabwe’s best writers. I am doing it under the tutelage of Albert Nyathi, Dorcas Maseko and Dexter Co-operation,” he said.

“I have many books still to be published, but the challenge is financial resources.”

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