Mpho Petrus Manwedi

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Who am I? You know I have been searching for an answer to this question for the past 54 years, February 03 1952, and still I don’t know.

Mpho Manwedi you say? Actually it should be Manoeli, but someone during the apartheid years saw fit to write it as he/she saw fit and there was nothing I could do so I just left it at that and this adds to, “Wh ...

Mpho Petrus Manwedi Poems

1.
The Moon

Suddenly I was awake
Wide-awake like I had never gone to sleep
And the face of the clock at my bedside
Showed me the twelfth night watchman
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2.
Be A Man

I was yanked from my mother’s womb
Pushed into this world
Without a choice
Slapped on my behind
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3.
Here

It is long since I have been here
Yes you may ask, where is here?
I say you may ask, why here?
So listen to what I’ve got to say about this here
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4.
I Wish

I wish I were the song
That comes to your mind when you are happy
I wish I were the comforting words
Of the song you sing when you are sad
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5.
The Climb

I hesitated as I touched her legs
And she coaxed me on as if she could sense
The inexperience of a fifteen year old boy
I ran my hand along her smooth body and I became afraid
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