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PHOENIX
by
Katlego Maake Jr
This eBook is dedicated to the village
A place I call

of my childhood;

HOME.

For more updates follow me
@Poetry_za on any social platform.

One

Phoenix
The village of my childhood
is built in my heart.
The streets of that village
hold a sweet memory about me when I was a child.

It furnishes me with happiness
like the fall of leaves in autumn
and
like the flakes of snow sprinkling in winter’s bath.

It sweeps my worries away,
like a summer’s kiss in spring…
it complements me with evergreen smiles.
It is my healer,
and
my heaven-sent friend

Katlego Maake Jr.

two

Phoenix
I was lost in my being
with no purpose,
with no vision and
filled with shameful pride.
I spent hours alone in my room,
counting the shadows of the sunbeams
as the sun’s dream comes true.

I had no will,
I couldn’t see through myself
I couldn’t see through the day,
I was just a hopeless shattered being.

But a thought of my village,
brought my being to existence like ashes of the burnt feathers…
A thought of a place where I grew up made me to rise again.

Katlego Maake Jr.

THREE

Phoenix
The day dawned in the earliest hours
and I was still drowning deeper into my sickening nightmare;
it was tearing me apart,

It tossed me up and down
like a broken rollercoaster with rust,
I had just laid there helpless.

I could feel my fingers clinching unto the pillow
unwillingly,
leaving my breath stuck in my nostrils with shivering fright.
Slowly I lost my breath…I couldn’t breathe
and that is when I woke up--- I began to miss my birthplace.

Katlego Maake Jr.

FOUR

Phoenix

Though dusk seems furthest,
it won’t be long ‘till sun set
and twilight be.

I will enjoy the gallery of twilight for few seconds,
I compare her beauty to its sight,
she was down to earth like the feathers of peahen
and sweet to the eyes that knows beauty.

But…
it won’t be long ‘till mountains hide within the valleys,
I shall therefore face my night demons,
and think about her through shady nightmares.

I am shattered… a bit shallow
but I am no longer hopeless.

Katlego Maake Jr.

FIVE

Phoenix

Suddenly…
my heart began growing up wise,
healing slowly
and naturally.

It bloomed wings,
learnt to fly with no worry
and it fled away from the saddening unworthy memories…
it went on to find happiness--in a place where life is worth living.

I’ve become a grown man now,
I have dreams,
and I have no dreams of admiring beauty with no personality;
that would be a waste of admiration.

I dream about living in a village… my homeland!
It is like an everlasting prayer…
that leads me to the heart of God endlessly.

Katlego Maake Jr.


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