Mpho Petrus Manwedi

Rookie - 10 Points (February 03.1952 / Barkly West/South Africa)

Mpho Petrus Manwedi Poems

1. Why, But Why? 7/4/2006
2. Words, How Can I Say Thank You 7/4/2006
3. Who Are You? 7/5/2006
4. Alone And Desolate 7/11/2006
5. Mother 7/11/2006
6. God, Where Are You? 7/12/2006
7. Man-Child 7/15/2006
8. Precious 7/19/2006
9. You Beast 10/7/2006
10. Old Man And The Sky 7/30/2007
11. Carols In The Candlelight (Ulco 2010) 1/13/2015
12. Farewell 8/1/2006
13. Listen O' Mothers 8/8/2006
14. What Should I Do? 8/14/2006
15. Why Not? 8/31/2006
16. Imagination 9/20/2006
17. How She Must Have Felt? 7/30/2006
18. The Moon 7/2/2006
19. Be A Man 7/2/2006
20. I Wish 7/12/2006
21. Here 1/25/2007
22. Do I Go For It? 8/31/2006
23. The Climb 8/2/2006

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Best Poem of Mpho Petrus Manwedi

Be A Man

I was yanked from my mother’s womb
Pushed into this world
Without a choice
Slapped on my behind
Without dignity and told,
Go out there and be a man

I was given toy cars and guns to play with
Thrown into this rough and tumble playground
Nobody cared for the boy inside
Nobody ever took note of him
When I came home crying to Mama,
Mama would say, son, men do not cry
Go out there and be a man

I went to school to learn
Not to give but to take
Not to love but to hate
The schoolyard was a jungle
Survival of the...

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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
Had gone by

I looked outside through the window
And the silence of the moonlight called to me
I went out into the stillness of the night

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