You Left I Became A Poet

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You Left I Became A Poet

by Mashewa Nthele


You left I became a poet,

I abused words and ink,

I molested the alphabet.


I plummeted into inky waters and pages,

To repair my broken parts,

See I painted Monalissas.


With words, little and big,

Some of love,

Some of rage.


I battled my demons,

Moved mountains,

And rebuilt my heart out of stones.


I became a mighty god among mortals,

A god that words bowed to,

You left and I became a poet.


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1 comment

  1. Musa - 21 May 2018 11:46

    amazing and poetically accurate.


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