Opelo Boingotlo Letshwiti

Mama Sang That Song - Poem by Opelo Boingotlo Letshwiti

i had nevr seen her hold her breath that long.she said in a soft voice 'mtana'm, ye u indoda, futhi u zo hlala indoda'despite mamas song, my conscience did not bring order.i asked her 'but Mama? ''Yebo mtana'm''ngiya mthanda'mama droped her Bongo, Mama slapped me.i had never seen her that fumed.mama's heart faild& twas bcause of anger.2years later, he left.I remembrd mama's song, so i took out her music box.I found a vynil with a song.And in that song; MAMA sangand i listned this time, but t'was late

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 5, 2011

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