Monday, 23 June 2014

The Pungent Vow 1

The Pungent Vow

This is the pungent vow— that drowns a prudent clown,
To which palms of gifted smiles— frowned in distant down,
When rose petals (are) strewn at their bridal feet—
Their scent cannot quench the air of anticipation,
From which grew their intimacy to their nimble feet,
Her smile as they make vows with affection, and tearful eyes,
In their own desire, with naked arms of passion like blue skies!
Tempted to touch their lover— as they meet over the moon light,
But who, between us can ignore when the night falls in silent crawl?
How can matters worse, or their eyes can tell, artlessly at silent fall?
Do you know why? Neither don’t I,
And how does such intuitive minds rebel?
When quarrels and impasses coerce— the other outside history,
Does domination manifest in broken— social structures a mystery?
Do we know the knowledge of discourse— and tactical missions?
Does life become too little unreal— and insufficient to lead a vision?
Can life denounce its person intimately?
Why need we explore the micro-world of thoughts?
Can we rely on artificial intelligence and Science alone?
Do we deny us the life, or abomination of time along?
This is the pungent vow— that drowns a prudent clown,
To which palms of gifted smiles— frowned in distant down,
Her smile and tearful eyes— as they meet in their strong—
With affection in their own desire, make vows,
Unto life we submit our mental kind and the mind—
When reflexive words have scattered in us at once,
And sadly reminded, worriedly delighted when rain thunders—
It clouds over skies of hopeful faces in their pungent vows,
With motivational theories— and stories of compact—
And exceptional interest to human contact,
And this is the pungent vow— that surrounds—
And drowns a prudent clown, buried in crippled arms,
To which palms of gifted smiles— with wrinkled nouns—
Frowned in distant down— when the sun downs,

Onalethuso Petruss Ntema, 24052014-0005

Poem: The Pungent Vow part 1
Book Title: The Shadow (Beyond Shadows): Life, Reality and Mental Inspiration poetry
Year of Submission: 2015, December 31
Year of Publication: 2016, February 27
Publisher: Xlibris International (Xlibris Publishing/Author House, UK & USA)

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Monday, 16 June 2014

SOUL SEEDS Poetry Book Testimony from England & Canada

via Email 
15 June, 2014

Hello from England,

Just to let you know that we googled you and found your book and bought it, see photo attached. It was nice meeting you, and if we go back to Chobe again, which we're thinking about we will look you up.

Kind regards

Sarah & Jon 


via Messenger
05 June, 2014

Hi Ntema, I have my copy of SOUL SEEDS, I love it! So proud of you, 

Carolyn Flanagan 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Set Me Free (Unchained Spirit)

Set Me Free (Unchained Spirit)

Unchain my spirit and fly away like birds in the sky,
Set me free from the shackles and the tears I cry,
Let my heart free from the struggles of life at night,
Unchain my soul like a born-free when huddles of life—
My toes and arms have strangest faces of a fallen child,
Set me free like rain drops over rivers and peoples of the wild,
Awaken me O powerful words of divine pieces to my mind,
Forsaken me when shadows ignite their night like silent skies,
I been too surrounded like prisoners of unknown crimes,
But my toes shall walk in trodden and desert soils of unknown piles,
And our song shall talk in forgotten verses of the gone great minds,
But in our hearts their song is patterned in verses of the days gone….

Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

The Shadow (Beyond Shadows), 
Xlibris Publishing
2015, United Kingdom

Thursday, 12 June 2014


Foreword: The Shadow (Beyond Shadows) 2015
Let Love (part 2): Mambo de Poet with Deczybelle Shiloh 
In the first anthology SOUL SEEDS: Life, Reality and Mental Inspiration poetry (2014), we were exploring the self from traditions of thought, emotions, culture, life and death. In this extended dialogue of thought, [the mind, emotion and the social structural components] and reality, the subject of concern is the “self and the shadow (beyond shadows)”. The anthology has gathered scattered thoughts (through a social control model that blend its principles) on social action. It seeks to ascertain (in context to its content and matter) the different models of micro (and macro) Sociological thought relative to daily life between interactants and (their) situations. Questions as rhetoric and complex have been asked in loudest and silent voices, to which circumstances as ideal become real and likewise.  How would you tell, or do, if today were your last moment on earth? What would you do before gone? Will you fear? Do you fear? Why been you cry tears without smile? Are you lonely? Are you rejected? Do you ever listen to your heart?

Imaginatively, conditions prevail when life hardens before us, but realistically not. Instantly, life is like a misty morning that fades away when the sun shines. And particularly, we are bound to live and gone, yet psychological spiritualities may differ in traditions of (their) spoken words.  Cultures inter-marry into one universal love, that umbrellas nations of the Most High. And have shadowed in trans-dynamic faces over time, with thoughts, expressions and questions (of and for, or between the self and the inner self) as thus:

Do you know who and what you are? What word do I and you utter to our ears deaf? What worth does it matter our fears dead? Which school need we serve better before dead? What would you say before gone? Will you tear? Who does care and bother? Do you know why you live? Would you give? Are you humbly lonely? Are you? Are you calmly (or frowned at when) rejected? Do you ever listen to your heart and soul? Does the music strings better deeper— in your heart than vessels of your oneBlood? Do you envy the other? Who is the chained soul between us? Or you are [an] opposite of the other?

It has been a dozen life circumstances of adversaries that befriended ours, tragedies of countless harm and hopelessness, cages of mental slavery and loss, rages of jealousy, and memories of the past. Adventures of life have taught us to become a significant self without fear to many a challenge:

Let love reign for us to become as one. Let love to innocent faces. Cherish their kindness, and their joy. Let love within your heart. Let love lead us through. And stay in love as a people; be at peace as a person tomorrow, today and the day before.

 This is another journey that journeys to spoken wordsmiths and readers of poetic expressions of reason and inspiration to find and seek what you seek to find! Lead your eye to a memory; lead your foot to a journey beyond the shadows!

Onalethuso Petruss Buyile ‘Mambo de Poet’ NTEMA