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A busy, bustling place

My beautiful country

Oh, how I’ve missed you

Oh, how you’ve changed in these six years

Yet I remember the scent of heavy spices and roasted corn

The soft, crumbling ground after the rain

Everywhere you go people talking

To each other in community before my eyes

The complex beauty of languages twisted

Within each other resounding through the town

The rush of everyone with places to be

So many nights I have spent longing to be

With all of my true family


Yenye nguuo na rangi za kupendeza                            So vibrant and colorful

Ninakupenda sana
                                                            I love you so much

Nakushikilia kwenye nafsi ya moyo wangu                You have a place in my heart

Kwa kukaribisha mimi kama binti yako                      welcoming me as your daughter

Wewe ni chanzo cha uzazi wangu                                 for you are my motherland

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