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The spirit

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The spirit

He postulates 
about angles in a swan formation 
And spectral effigies that seep 
through imaginary vents 
He sees pearl-blue beauty 
And snow-white malice 
He’s not haunted 
He’s sturdy 
His mind is a relic 
mirrors the splendour 
of drifting gulls 
He can blow hearts 
over the horizons 
And when they re-emerge, 
they are filled 
with hordes of pregnant shells 
Emitting brilliant sparkles 
He calls it love 
For his people 
Love for life

He says 
it hides neither behind vanity 
nor sense 
It flows down deserted streets 
through broken trails of night lives 
It grows out of piles of spiritual litter 
and reforms 
To ignite another spark 
brighter than the first 
it’s called 
the human spirit

Copyright © Lebo Bopalamo

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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:46:00 AM
    "It flows down deserted streets" very strong line. I like the way you portrays the human Spirit in this poem.

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 3:14:00 PM
    wow,, Lebo, love how you end the poem.. with the human spirit... pd

    Bopalamo Avatar Lebo Bopalamo
    Date: 7/20/2013 2:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Destroyer. Genuinely appreciated.