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A Poet Dies by Nkwana Joshua

Nkwana Joshua | Jun 24th, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

there’s no death like a bleeding poet
whose lungs are a shield
winged to rescue others
on a blank page
on stage
every time he breathes,
his tears are drenched on mud
to cover open graves
of the ones who hug the sun
with broken wings

there’s no graveyard like the poet’s notepad
whose pages are coffins, urns and
skeletons
of deflated souls
inholding unreached destinies
and burdened by broken dreams
whom their hearts beat
like a dead forest
lost and emptied of life
in the midst of silence

Poet Bio

Nkwana Joshua Serutle is a poet and performer, who was born and raised outside Burgersfort in a small village called Ga-Kgwete. His work draws more attention to the streets and shifting paradigms on social issues. In 2017 he enrolled at Mzansi Poetry Academy to enhance his writing skills. Some of his highlights in 2017 include being on theTop 10 finalists for Leleme La Mme poetry competition. He won the CSP 2018 Open Slam King of the Mic. His poems had been published on Poetry Potion, Odd Magazine, Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol 8, MuseIndia, Avbob Poetry Competition and Africa Best “New” Poets Anthology 2018.

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