Matlapa Maphologela

Freshman - 519 Points (Polokwane, South Africa)

I Was There - Poem by Matlapa Maphologela

Early in the morning I heard the sound of a chicken, woke up and went there. To a place called work by many and making a living by few.

There where I create future structures with present planned drawings. We did them all.

I held a brick in hand and made a wall for tall building,
Made gravel road smooth,
Among many workers I was one who helped that pole stand for electricity,
We took light on our forehead to the long, deep and hard crake rock, they became rich and I was there.

I was there with them we worked,
I was there to create, make and learn.
I was there, I remember it all, I was there.
Now I'm here left with memories, I smile when I take memory line.
I was there. Poet Matlapa Maphologela

Topic(s) of this poem: happy

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Happy memories

Comments about I Was There by Matlapa Maphologela

  • Poet Matlapa Maphologela (11/22/2015 2:37:00 AM)


    Thank you Pheko (Report) Reply

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  • (11/22/2015 2:30:00 AM)


    Thy poem dear poet.Is wonderfully about us.By one of us.Well done you make us proud (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2016


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