Biography of Oduetse Gabonnwe
Professor, born Oduetse Gabonnwe,01 September 1981, Pitsong, Taung, South Africa.I am the golden boy who grew up in a slum. I started writing in high school though I was just doing it when I was bored and continued with it during my tertiary and i am still going strong with poetry that is more matured and raising debates. I posted my poems (story-telling) on other websites locally to try and get an exposure in the industry. I would like to thank everyone who sent me comments on the poems I sent to www.poet.co.za. I am determined to publish a book of poetry of all the poems I wrote.
Oduetse Gabonnwe Poems
Letter To My Mom
Why have you had to leave me? I thought we were connected when I first developed in your womb You carried me for 9 months and throw me away thereafter I’m all alone with no shoulder to lean on
The Feeling Of Being Abandoned
The same guy you grew up with, still don’t know a lot about him The early days of my life was not easy Tried to live the good life though it was difficult When times are hard you are the only ones I could think of
Activism Against Child And Women Abuse
It’s been going on for a while Women experiencing abuse from men And kept quite about it coz of fear It’s time for women to come out of the closet
Dedication To A Very Special Woman
I wanna thank you for everything you’ve done for me You were there for me when everyone was not willing to be there Because my mother left me when I was still young You took all the responsibility of raising me
Why Me Of All People?
You are looking for comfort from me; I sit and wonder if your love is true I see you crying; Inside I know I'm dying I pretend not to see your tears
The Desire To Succeed
I don’t like the way life is Why has she had to leave this side? We buried her a while ago but my heart still misses her I thought she was gonna make it to see my success
Letter To My Mom
Why have you had to leave me?
I thought we were connected when I first developed in your womb
You carried me for 9 months and throw me away thereafter
I’m all alone with no shoulder to lean on
Everybody is deserting me (with no friends, family)
I spoiled everything for someone who cared much about me
He did everything in his power to make me happy
Caressed me and gave me the love I never had