Treasure Island

Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMthethungqongqo Potelwa

(1992 March 03 / South Africa (eDutywa, Mfenguland, staying in Cape Town))

A Poet Never Dies


by all the good
you throw at him
he grows at a pace

by
all the bad
you throw to him
he grows
faster than any fantasy
faster that any thought
faster than any imagination
faster that any life

because
his mind is programed
to take the bad
and convert them to excellency
swear with vulgar to a poet
and to him
it is the first thing to pen down

it is the first verse to reflect
you can not kill him
you can not remove him
because!
because!
because
a poet never dies

Submitted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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  • Melikhaya Zagagana (3/1/2014 8:33:00 AM)

    Your work is looking good! let me just say looking forward to your excellence and the future looks bright only if you agree. (Report) Reply

  • Swetha Vanakayalapati (6/20/2012 2:59:00 AM)

    outstanding........a poet never dies........ha has got a eternal life in all the verses through his thoughts!

    by
    all the bad
    you throw to him
    he grows
    faster than any fantasy
    faster that any thought
    faster than any imagination
    faster that any life

    because
    his mind is programed
    to take the bad
    and convert them to excellency
    swear with vulgar to a poet
    and to him
    it is the first thing to pen down

    these lines, which simply read the poet's attitude are more figuratively choosing the situations by which a poet is bound to take birth!
    all the frustration he splashes to philosophy, all the vulgarity to truth which some things in life we dont wanna see or overlook or never bother.
    when believing thiis time we live is true, happenings are true, truth is in hand with time and happenings,
    poet has pen in one hand truth in another hand.......kill him....he never dies (Report) Reply

  • Pheko Motaung (4/19/2012 12:15:00 PM)

    This poem...a joyful journey of the soul.You're doing fantastic well.Qhubeka njalo tata.M'na ndinawe all the way kaloko (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (3/18/2012 7:33:00 PM)

    Excellent poem! None can kill the poetic entity and the poems can make a poet immortal. (Report) Reply

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