The Youth Stand by Grace Phumelele

Grace Phumelele | August 15th, 2016 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

Hanging on this landline
Rolling joints with newspapers cunning heads in headlines
A colony walking in deadlines
Drafted in statement underlines
Solutions not underlined
Souls unlined
Tilt bottles under underlie vocal cord lines
Drunk voices striking painting red lines
Ranting on the sound track unemployment throws back that black flag waving in the 21st century mainline
Undermines brain like it was built around a borderline
Under mines of the mind is a golden pen tracing the dream outline
Own it as a solid line
God inked us as fine lines that stood on the firing line
With the potential to make it to the finish line
See, this life has no guidelines
Our veins are power power lines
Electricity pumps through our bloodline
Switch that light bulb on
And read between the lines
People’s opinions are pencil lines
Easily erased by the ambition on your spinal cord lines
Where all goals align
Tuning an All Star upbeat hustle baseline

Poet Bio

“Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you”, said Ralph Waldo Emerson. A quote that constantly reminds her to be the best writer without competing with others but learning from them.

She is a copywriter from Umuzi learning the ropes of writing to improve, grow and write her own stories. And sometimes she has date nights at the art gallery, poetry session and chill spot which inspire her writing.

She is just that unconventional girl dancing in the rain, playing skipping on peoples perceptions and laughing at the days to come.

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