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Reaching for the sun by Lungstar

Lungstar | Nov 24th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

What if the skies are mirroring us?
Within our great halls
The jollier we are the brighter the sun
Perhaps the surrounding laughter in the room
Is the blooming of flowers outside
Only their loud is their scent
The more we exhibit our wrath
Thunderstorms become artists carving leaks
Art lovers are those who place the buckets
After all, art does need such kindness
lover keep protecting the falling showers
And when is cloudy
Maybe it is us stuck in a mist of trickery…
Magic of how hope shows up in funny ways

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, focus is that he is a student at the University of Johannesburg and 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 are: 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” and he is partaking in numerous poetic sessions to note. Writing and performance is more than passion to him but identity.

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