Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

Rookie - 80 Points (27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

One Big Smile In Silence - Poem by Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

the silence on my shoulder
fell off as i got closer
and colder
and could not darken my eyes
as my hands told me to rise
from the morning of the night
like an army
to an enemy
by the night
without a might
as my say were so wide
and not in comprehension
but my ears run abroad without tension
to hear my heart beat
to the drum beat
so long i lived without
none to cheat
apart from seeing mine
and wondered so fine
as my shoulder
fell from silence
with one big smile
across my silence
though it were
not my intention to smile
i had no other but to smile


'one big smile in silence'
'hands of hope' book no.9 of 2012

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

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