Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

(27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

Lessons of life


Wonders and abnormalities
of blunders and absurdities
of wanders and exceptionalities
no doubt crawled without force
to lessen their cause
with comforted lies
of realities,
swifting their minds
to the life endured
by the unspeakable violence
and the vulgared disparity of life
at its weakest or dearest kind,

snatched to a death
of rarest lessons
of life with essence
without choice
but crippled to a voiceless voice
of joy, fear and endurance,
holding its lapels
and buried all chapels
than resolve all quarrels
to a solemnized order of barrels
with swollen demands than laurels,

mistrusted nobles have come and gone
with their soles of nobleness
and greatest treasures,
but life stands undefined by stones
scattered in the wild lands
to be nurtured by their source
when matters remained worse
to marry their faded curse,
like an oasis of serenity
by the shore of its eternity
in the walks of many miles
ahead with tattered smiles
of tear-less eyes
when the sun rise,

the unknown messages from beyond
the unknown enemies all belong
to the unknown energies all dehorned
by each lesson of life we all belong
as we learn to earn what and where we belong
today, and die before we all know
to live as we sow
the seed of souls
that showered their goals
with lessons of life to the toes
of figures that matter than flaws
with imitated passions of naked jaws
of toothless ogres within the laws
of men’s strangest hobbies to their doors.

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poem: “lessons of life”
book: “cold feet”
year: may 2013
book no.5 of 2013

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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life should teach and the liver should reach.

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