Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such

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Rockstar

By T.S Hidalgo He showed up to the televised interview in pajamas: — What are you dressed up as today? — I’m dressed up as myself —he held a revolver, next to the microphone. In fact he was aiming at

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Keep it?

by Jacob Mawela River flowing, love hidden deep inside, Wise/unwise brains told a bulk of lies, My heart astray, deceived with lies. Keep it, I kept your limp. Over rolling years I saw your golden wolfish heart, Mouth starting to

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Revolutionary Heritage

by Lehlohonolo Shale Taking back my revolutionary heritage The courageous heritage of Sharpeville Langa My June 16 My Fees must Fall Don’t erase it like they did My pennywhistle Coming out of a painter’s shrapnel Drawing from the well of

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A dead swallow

by AA Maree I saw a swallow on the walk up on the bench, dead on the floor I’d guess a cat or dog had got it something pretty and hopeful now in the sand at least walkers can see

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