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HO-PE by LUNGSTAR

LUNGSTAR | Nov 10th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

You have held yourself empty
Searched for fulfilment incessantly with confusion
Your patience was engulfed by the sadness around you
Child you’ve been burying too much yourself lately

Darkness is fond of you
Your efforts on a Prayer are futile
So Your words unfurl with a foul stench out of your mouth
Hope in you is rotten
Your tongue is tired of holding dearly zealous to anything not sound
Your thoughts are tied with eagerness to do something wild
You thought of it

How death will look so bespoke on you
Your smile is tricky nowadays
A rope around your neck might be funny
But hold tight
Hold tight light might fall

Poet Bio

Lungelo Cyril Mabasa better known as Lungstar age 22 born in Limpopo, Malamulele ka Xigalo, he speaks multiple languages which are Xitsonga, IsiZulu, Setswana, Tshivenda and English. He is currently based in Johannesburg, Soweto, where he is a student at the University of Johannesburg. He is also part of the faculty of arts, designing and architecture (FADA) within the institution formally known as UJ arts academy partaking in poetry and acting. Also a participant at Onalerona productions Theatre Company, He is a performing poet, in particular, a stage performer and an aspiring scriptwriter who is also in possession of his own series of poetry writings and short stories. He did a number of theatre shows which include: WOPANDA MAFUPA, uMGIDO we SKHETHU, IZIMBONGI POETRY FESTIVAL, the SLOT and he made his appearance on the WORD AND SOUND DIGITAL SLAM FINALE, recently featured in the book “LETTING IN THE LIGHT: A MENTAL WELLNESS ANTHOLOGY”. He is currently partaking in numerous poetic sessions. Writing and performance is more than passion to him but identity.

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