Stella Sisanda Qishi

Rookie - 48 Points (12-05-1986 / East London)

I'M An African Poet - Poem by Stella Sisanda Qishi

i'm an african poet
i hail from the dark soil
baked by the southern sun
coated in my glaringly black skin
yet nop self-pity governs me
as i rise from the dark ashes of independency
to my tormented self
this is one prescription you won't find in pharmacies

i'm an african poet
i write to quench the thirst
from the long runs i made to exile
and free the small voice at the back of my head
urging me to empty the kegs of anger
brimming inside like malty Chibuku
i do not need Ecstasy to arouse my creative self,
the callous are doing a far greater job
leaving me with not much of a choice
but scribble my sorrows down a white paper

it is safe to say
i owe my sanity to poetry
this is how i celebrate,
this is how i grieve


Comments about I'M An African Poet by Stella Sisanda Qishi

  • (4/18/2008 2:28:00 PM)


    'This is how I celebrate...this is how I grieve.' Poetry is indeed therapeutic! (Report) Reply

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  • (3/28/2008 6:00:00 AM)


    a true poet's sentiments...a poet celebrates his joys or pain in a similar way....by writing beautiful verses as you've done....good one (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2008



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