Rookie - 30 Points (1988 OCTOBER 16 / RANDFONTEIN)

Loosing My Breath - Poem by VUSI CHRIS VENUS MALALA

Just like a rose that has lost its scent.
Just like a millionaire who has lost every cent.
Just like a river that has lost its depth & an atom that has lost its energy,
I slowly opened my eyes to look at the imaginary world that was once perfect but now crashing.

Like a superhero who has lost his strength.
Like a fruit that has lost its taste
and like a bullet loosing its velocity and momentum
I slowly went down on my knees as if I was hit by a tranquilizer dart.

Like a day loosing its light
and like a baby loosing its life,
I was left in the dark.

Despite that I found courage lying on the stars, the stars which I made THE LINE OF MY STRENGTH,
the source of my wisdom.
The trended strand of diamonds that gave me a handful of knowledge and joy. The river of riches.
Now I sit to cheer the art of the Creator and applaud the works of the Lord.

From the setting of the sun to the rising of the moon.
The art that halt darkness remained the mark of my destiny beyond my imagination and education.

A perfect glimpse at the set of diamonds far at a distant horizon
aroused the senses that cheered the work of the Master.

At high lattitude, the light shines.
I give gratitude to the power that defies darkness.
The darkness in my eyes.
From proxima centuri to the milkyway.
The grid that made me yield my headdress as I salute the arrangement and distinction of the stars

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Comments about Loosing My Breath by VUSI CHRIS VENUS MALALA

  • (12/22/2009 7:09:00 PM)

    it all comes as if in a gush with very tangible similes...good going, young man! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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