The free verse i composed last year titled "Deep Mosaic" contained contracted words and short lines that represented the sentiments of two voices working at cross-purposes to one another. Time and events encouraged me to work on separating the two purposes into two poems.
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We were love and walked the trials and test
Composed and whole i...
"Thuma Mina!" Incorruptible on swords you shall fall, bury yourselves quietly beneath your bloodied banner. Die with your shoulders to the movement wheel. Led by dancing vipers of gore, slide onward dutiful snails and build a palace Foursquare and Fool, Erect a stone and inscribe names of the dead and the poor..
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"I'm ready to be deployed" is the sub-title of unfin...
I'm at odds, on this desolate cold shore
How shall I my Self sustain, this far away
Immense green sea lapping at my bare feet
White cold gales gnawing into a rotting heart.
By a faceless hand a brother's coat appears
Adorns a warm weight around my shoulders
Stalls a million quivering questions to recede
The salty suds returnin fading into the bl...
South of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana, a nation-state exists today, where the impact of unprincipled political leadership coupled with generations of impoverishment and skill deprivation, has festered into a regime so riddled with nepotism, patronage and corruption, that the nation can now barely afford the legal costs to whitewash the scandals away with commission after commission....
I am happy to be on this platform. I look forward to forming new friendships and learning new perspectives and ideas here. I am an African, born in Durban in the province of kwazulu (Azania) living near Seoul in South Korea.
I wrote this poem earlier this year and posted it on my steemit blog. The poem falls into a collection called "Morning Walks". It describes boyhood experiences on a farm in ...