if you dare to live your youth
with unbridled confidence and humour
the louder the flowers will bloom
and the water will sing
in the ears of unaging pebbles.
so surrender your sail to the wind
let nothing sink your spirit of adventure
to be broken early on is a blessing
so colour your sky what you will
blue, yellow or black
youth is freedom to imagine and dream.
Max Ngubo is an artist living in East London.