Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

Rookie - 80 Points (27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

I Laugh So Greenly - Poem by Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

i laugh so greenly in tree spirits
to spring me the balloon man
and whistled for them afar
and almost beyond
as i jumped away and sank
in almost total wilderness
and tried to think but could not
as i saw the ant so busy
yet could not tell
as all ants hurried
to wheresoever they dwell

i waved not as my feet sank
deep in the soils of the river bank
to sand me a foot
and shoot
no blank
much further out
and about
than you could actually mouth
me out
as i laugh so greenly without

fear but flashed around no corner
as i sat by the rocks in honor
of the shepherd and the donor
of life,
to not a stone by the sun; a loner
like not born yet,
been long on order
though so unknown to you,
could not bother
to roar on feelings of the other
as i faded so gentle
into the night for another
laugh so greenly with my eyes further
yet not so sure how yet but rather

for i knew not a man without purpose
nor do i now without a cause
neither of mine i not suppose
to assume a run across the most
of my thoughts to force
and seduced my eyes without cause
as i laugh(ed) so greenly my resource

steadily waving my eyes goodbye
to wake the next light; sweet lullaby
set my soul and mood so high
and laugh(ed) a dry tear on my eye
without a why
as i laugh(ed) so greenly for a while


book: 'hands of hope'
year: august 2012
book no.9 of 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

this poem is all about emotional intelligence and the sense of the self to express the self without hesitation; the mood, the dreams, the thoughts and the life of a loner.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 31, 2013

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