...I am the voice of a shadow,
The word that echoes in silent whispers of the dark night,
The circumstance. I’m the drifter, the voice beyond shadows
Of an innocent face. I’m the shadow,
For images of little beings in villages have become characters
In my dream like a vulnerable king of a defeated tribe
When tribal wars ravaged their soils a while ago,
For time tells in its own word when rainbow shadows
Seduce our mental kind before sunrise.
But we rise to fall when fallen.
For every human has a shadow, a voice.
And I am that shadow;
The voice of a shadow that speaks its mind
Of nature honoured Mother Nature's kindness with open arms.
I’m the voice to a shadow, the song, the poem,
The word beneath soils of the Kalahari.
For I am human;
And being human is just as human as a new day,
When shadows fall for the day unknown,
I ‘m the shadow…..
©Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema
The Voice of a Shadow: Life, Reality and Mental inspiration poetry anthology, 2017
Poem Title: The Voice of a Shadow ( I am)
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Supported by Ilanga Tours www.ilangatours.com/packages Kasane, Botswana.
Credit to Chobe Alliance for Arts Organization (CAAO), Kasane
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Audio link: The Voice of a Shadow poem audio
SOUL SEEDS Poetry anthology (2014) links: Amazon
SOUL SEEDS Poetry anthology
As titled, "Soul Seeds" (2014) explores elemental functions of thought, reasoning and reality. It analyzes life and how each of the seeds sustains or defeats the soul and the need for personal discipline and appreciation. The imagery gathers in one basket the different emotions that paint a closest matter of attention to the mind state and collectedness. It is a reflection of situations. Scattered thoughts are thrown into an imagery of life through a natural psycho-philosophical analysis. The book seeks to promote nature, culture, love, kindness, forgiveness and spiritual freedom. The tone of each word is natural and expressive, to give a creative setting of inference and engage the mind that matters or bothers to. The book testifies that written art is created from any life circumstance.
Published by Xlibris Publishing (Book store) UK