Yolanda Mbatha

Rookie (Durban)

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I am an African woman, no more, no less. Born and bred by a single mother who instilled values of independence, self respect and a love and passion for all that I do. My passion for poetry was born after a few turmoils that overcast the joy in my life when I was only 15 of age. more »

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  • Siyanda Dube (10/5/2013 2:27:00 PM)

    Wow what a talented woman, you know when i read a poem i can feel what she is implying and also picture the whole scene thumbs up miss. All the best with your poetry keep up the good work and you will go far

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Best Poem of Yolanda Mbatha

African Roots

My DNA dates back to the trees that planted
My identity.
Soils creep up to distress how the hairs on my head were made.

My ancestor...
the ghosts that breathe through me
exclaiming their identity.
The roots that planted my existence flow through me
African roots.
The earth carries on its back the blood of those who fought for our liberty

Liberty... Our hips, our thighs
Free to paint itself into a frame of its own choice
And it chooses the hourglass
Dating back into time where
African women spoke through their stride
Head bowed ...

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