Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

Rookie - 0 Points (27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

soul seeker (i am that man)

i saw the man
over the rainbow of my eyes
his shadow rendered me
to follow through
to the man's hut
over the shore of my eyes

the man smiled with ease
his eyes ran to my knees
his face came to my toes
but his hands were longer
his voice roared not in anger
softly and tender

the man i saw
were the man i know
and the dream became clearer
when i woke up nearer
to the man i am today
and that man inspires my day

that man is a soul seeker
that seeks a soul by night
and finds a soul by day
to grow and become
the shield to overcome
all matters of living, on my own

i am that soul seeker
whence i seek, the way
of seasons that season
in their own season
amid the rains and dry sun days
but still bloom with effort


poem: 'soul seeker (i am that man) '
book: 'thus spoke ntema: the unknown poet'
year: february 2013
book no.2 of 2013

Submitted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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•blessed earth strong to myself•


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  • Rookie - 0 Points Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema (2/27/2013 1:04:00 AM)

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    Kago Masifa-Maiva & yet, a soul provider ®
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge this piece inspires me further...
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    Kago Masifa-Maiva ride pon it Mr. Degge...
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    Mbodo Caesar Snr Mmmmmhh well crafted buddy its so inspirational............
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge yes unkoshangu, we give thanks to the morning and the songs of the birds too rich in melody to soothe the heart...
    2 hours ago · Like

    Ekzyl DeggeDegge @Ceasar, more thanks brethrin..
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    Mbodo Caesar Snr Cheers hey........
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge Yea man.
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    October Priskath Katlholo Great. I love the suspension in the first 2 stanzas. The third became a suprise. Im inspired.
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    Boineelo Andy Nyukulane · 5 mutual friends
    Damn u Mr DeggE, u have to go for a check up swaare thaloganyo ya gago gase yone...i mean u'ar a composer my King, listening to ur music, reading ur poems they are too inspirational n u'ar truly in touch with ur innerself; big up to u brother man n keep da fire burnin i can see u'ar persevered...
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    Boineelo Andy Nyukulane · 5 mutual friends
    Like always, well crafted brother no doubt, don't listen to critics...this is extra~ordinary poetry from another dimension
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge thanks much swaare...you inspire me too. your comments are always strong and urging. onelove
    43 minutes ago · Like

    Ekzyl DeggeDegge October Priskath Katlholo its the same wayv i felt after proof reading this whole piece, i realized how each stanza uniquely contained and possesed its own meaning. i like that too. Much love Poetess..
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