Mpho Wordsworth Leteng
Biography of Mpho Wordsworth Leteng
The lust to write always catch me in resonate moments when I’m having most of me to myself, then to bleed out the pain of thinking hard I will pen down all that comes to mind and somebody will look at that and say its poetry.
To be brutally honest I have always had an inordinate curiosity about the world and consequently I ended up suffering from intellectual fidgety. I saw things that no one else saw; I heard voices imperceptible to other “reversely normal” people so I found the world within me nobler than that of the outside.
To now my inspiration to write is still derived from the strange difference between the world that exist within me and the physical world. My first poem was written for my school’s price giving ceremony in 2000 and in its simplicity it was well received but all poems that followed after were a rudimentary expression of my need to learn, understand and overcome.
Mpho Wordsworth Leteng's Works:
Steer Away from the shoals (2013)
Piercing the Sod (2014)
Mpho Wordsworth Leteng Poems
Save Me From Myself
My days are filled with flames of nostalgia; sin peeled away the walls of my heart, torn my faith apart... like burning acid it consumed me!
Rest My Body In The Know Of Mine
I want a plain substandard coffin, Wide enough to contain my wishes of more livelier offing A much more humbled prospect; a faultless unadulterated vision!
I Choose To Die
Now that i shall sink and die in the nadirs of my own house; And my tears shall trickle down and fall on the distrait soils of my land, Now that i shall fall and wither If at all I have to free myself from the need to be free
Leave Me The Poet
From your disheveled intellects I seek none story, I seek no poem; For I fell short not of a story nor poem! I fell short of undoubted reasons to why I should read any of your nonsense!
If I Knew What Love Is
I too would rummage around for one to stub out my thirst; To unfurl me with familiar lies and tamp me with such taste, Or as luck would have it find mine woman holy, innocent and chaste.
Within Hailing Distance
i heard your piercing scream; you stroke the center of my heart with bellows cold as a welldigger's ass, you freezed my innefable core, you put me through the mangle
Cry Of A Heart
Fragments of my fractured heart falling apart at the seams; i crawl towards the fading light, in my mind logically interweaved thoughts of my parents lost identity a false believe they held from the craddle to the grave
Eyes That Lie
You put me through the mangle, interrogated my mind with quizful smiles; and when you walked away my heart wore a green willow! i covered my head sadly with a pillow...and cried...
A Dark Path
When raindrops hit the grey floor, we all mythyfied the truth for a purpose that really go, but the beginning is a contradictory lie to the end.
All I Want; To Die Not
I want to unburry my smiles from the dust of Kachikau covals; I want to whistle hope beyond the edge of Life's coarseness, I want to wade again through that last forenoon's tasteless waters, I want to plunge in to the humid darkness and embosom the future.
Thy art once ennobled; now hurtle obstreperously across the lilting brains of my children, racked and ruined; warred to trounce, bedeviled and vitiated for just an ounce!
How Much More Must This Words Mean
Gritting his teeth against distasteful pain, Imbibing objectionable spirits of his faded familiar bonds! Breaths strenuous to swallow up like a lump of gristle.
On My First Call To Ingratiate Myself Wi...
I fathered that night to dawn and hit the roadway early, If i remember well Kachikau was waving hazily and giving a wry grin! I paused for a moment twiddling thumbs of my chaffed hands,
Don'T Stand Before My Grave And Weep
Don't stand before my grave and weep; For like poetry I only die in theories of my sleep, 'Rather merry with aromatic culinary mead, Until myriad tear-tribes flow from your eyes and bleed.
Save Me From Myself
My days are filled with flames of nostalgia;
sin peeled away the walls of my heart,
torn my faith apart...
like burning acid it consumed me!
i look at my life and is empty
hands bathed with the blood of broked dreams!
my heart cries out loud
'save me from myself'