Mishack Mchunu

Rookie (1992 June 27 / Mpumalanga)

Please Forgive Me. - Poem by Mishack Mchunu

If I could
Move the mountains,
Split wine from fountains.
I would
Hove back to the marvel past
Pit pine our love to forever last!

But I can’t
Fight fate to defeat my heart’s failure;
In the pool of adoration wasn’t a good sailor
Thus I won’t
Replace your charisma in this life,
Embrace the pain of losing my future wife!

So long we belong; though to a certain limit...
Too strong I prolong to make it up to you in the spirit!


Comments about Please Forgive Me. by Mishack Mchunu

  • Cristina Teodor (5/9/2011 9:05:00 AM)


    So brilliant. You used 'could', 'would', ' can't', 'won't', each one in a single verse and not followed by something else, to emphasize the willingness or the powerlessness. Great metaphor 'in the pool of adoration wasnt a good sailor' to direct atention of accepting the limitations of life and relationship. Great poem..Cristina Teodor (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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