Thando Mashinini


I Need To - Poem by Thando Mashinini

I need to speak
To give power to the weak
So they could realize their own strengths
Of laying a brick,

To never underestimate
Their own rates of being bright and great
But create with not being too late,
To fight their ways to bright light
And ride their days to dream no fright,

To realize their own capabilities
Of gaining and scoring goals
By gathering good goal keepers
To gradually grab the gracious
And groom the go getters.

I need to see how poets, mcees, pastors,
Teachers, conductors and legends
Turn their keys
Into opening doors of brains to increase,
How they turn their knowledge
Into becoming a message
That can make a change
In a town full of drug usage,

How they change the useless strong germs
Into becoming useful lifelong dreams,
Striving to build rigid teams
By sweetening sour creams.

I need to dream to make the impossible become possible,
To make the impermeable become permeable,

To make the missing mix with the meant metres
Minusing man-made matters.

I need to feel the preaching of the priests and
Their prayers
So I could pass the message
To the people's players,

How they heal the stressed and depressed
Into becoming irrepressed by the irrepression
Of the blessed.

I need to speak for the weak,
I need to see to lay a brick,
I need to dream to turn keys,
I need to feel good to release!


Comments about I Need To by Thando Mashinini

  • Ekaterina M. Polischuk (2/12/2012 3:39:00 PM)


    it`s really great poem with strong massage...i love it I need to speak for the weak,
    I need to see to lay a brick, I need to dream to turn keys, I need to feel good to release! wow... i think you described all poets soul. Wonderful words...
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  • (2/8/2012 7:55:00 AM)


    Great poem with a great message, its a challenge for us as poets to change lives. Your poem is very inspirational, excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (2/3/2012 2:48:00 AM)


    need to speak
    To give power to the weak
    So they could realize their own strengths
    Of laying a brick,
    nice job great write.
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  • (1/5/2012 11:14:00 AM)


    So i could pass the message to the people's players! .....this is marvelous man..big up to you. (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2012 10:41:00 AM)


    let the message in this poem helps the weak to rise and fight for their rights......... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 30, 2011


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