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A seed of poetry

Like water that flows in a river
Time will not stop and wait
It comes and then it goes
And now will soon be late
The sun will not rise
And forget to set
Today will not stay here forever

Time was born and passed away
While I was chasing dreams
I never dreamt of
Dreaming of things that were 
Not for me to dream about

I didn’t know at first 
That in my inside
There is a seed germinating
Deep in the roots of my heart 
Where veins and arteries
Carry blood in and out

The eyes of my eyes
Could not see
The ears of my ears
Could not hear
The tongue of my tongue
Could not taste
The nose of my nose 
Could not smell
The mind of my mind 
Was uncounscious
As this seed
Was patiently growing

It was watered by tears
That couldn’t fall off my eyes
When I cried
It was fertilized by my deep thoughts
That denied me time to rest
The pain I felt within
Was manure to it

And now it has grown
It has grown into a tree
it has grown into a green looking tree
A tree that sprouts colorful flowers
And I am hopeful
Hopeful to reap tasty fruits
Of this seed of poetry
Sown in me by God

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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Come, oh the wind

Come, oh the wind
With the muscle of a wrestler
Come to sweep through me
Fiercely I say
And carry me away
Away from myself
To a place so quiet
And there I will find peace 

Come, oh the wind
Come like a hurricane
And rush through me
Inflate my dreams with hope 
And make them rise like a balloon
To reach the stars and the moon

Come, oh the wind
come so fast and fierce
To rake through me
And blow my sorrows away
To the wilds I say
To a place they will just perish
Come let me be 
A soul I wish to be

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2016

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My heart speaks

It speak what it feels
Because of what I see
Because of what I hear
Because of what I taste
Because of what I smell
Because of what I touch

Whatever it feels
Rushes into my veins
Flows in my blood
All the way to my fingers
And through my fingers 
It diffuses into the pen,
In to the ink

Through the pen’s point
The ink oozes
Into a piece of paper
Sitting before me
And I scribble
What my heart speaks

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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Let us walk together

Let us walk together
to a garden of flowers
beneath a clear
blue sky of spring weather

we will when we get there my love
while away time
sitting under cool shades
of sinuously swaying trees
as we listen to the mellifluous
harm of nectar sucking bees

and the enchanting songs
of flower birds and watch
as butterflies of all glorious
colors grace the place

and when we are deeply satisfied	
I will pick for you the flower
most admired by bees,
flower birds and butterflies
and we shall walk back home 
dreaming of love 
which does not wither 
as time grows old
with a vivid picture
of a never aging flower garden 
painted on our minds  

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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See how the rain

See how the rain oils
the dehydrated skin
and heal the excruciating pain
of the starving mother earth

see how it brings
long waited for salvation
to the malnourished 
fauna and flora

see how it brings
life to the dead
yet patient rivers
having waited for so long
under the hot burning
merciless sun

see how the rain fills
people with hope
joy and excitement
and washes away their fears
drowning them 
in water filled rivers

see then how the land is
dressed in colors 
captivating to the eyes
and how the air is
heavy with pungent aromas
and sweet with melodic songs
of birds caressing the skies

featured poem on home page from the 21st to 27th February 2011
8th position on ''Razzle Dazzle'' contest sponsored by Linda-Marie

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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Two minutes to the graduation ceremony

We will on that long awaited Saturday of October
at a ceremony graced by men of great stature
be officially declared victors in academics

We will take a well-rehearsed parade
towards the podium where we will shake hands
with professors to be crowned
with titles no one can ever take away from us

Oh brother, oh sister, oh fellow graduates
do you recall those times
when we were often trapped in helter-skelter situations
scurrying on pavements with heavy bundles of books;
heavy with unsolved problems?

We fell sometimes, yes we fell
but dared to rise to regroup our focus
and now we shall wear those gowns,
we shall wear those clothes tagged success
and shoes free of dust, proud of ourselves

We eyed for this thing
we eyed for it with determination
and here we are now; we have it on our hands
and no one can ever take it away from us

Bojosi Ditshwele ©

For the University of Botswana Graduation ceremony held on the 12th October 2013
Published on the Echo newspaper; 10-16 Oct 2013

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2013

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There was silence across the land
People had been forced indoors
By the fear of living in the dark
On a thick black sky
Appeared multitudinous tiny stars
They seemed to be helpless
Defeated by the seemingly undefeatable darkness
Then from a shadowed horizon far east 
Ascended an angel, the moon
Her garment pure white as snow
She rose up very slowly and confidently
And fought bravely against darkness
Until he was reduced to ruins
And suddenly all over the place
Started a hullabaloo of cheerful fowls
The death of silence across the land 
Declared her victorious
The moon an artist; painted the sky in white
Carved the world into casted shadows 
Her victory melted fear away in the dying night 
And made the world look romantic instead

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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A poem for my mother

I am a seed which
From you germinated
And you a place
Where I was sown
Grew and firmly rooted

I am a flower which 
From you sprouted
Grew well in the comfort
Of your cosy arms
Which like sepals
to petals 
In a flower wrapped
Me with tenderness

Your love was
A fertilizer for my growth
Food for my hunger
My warmth in coldness
It was Like water,
Air and sunlight
To a germinating seed

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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Sunday morning

It's a sunday morning
the bell rings to give them a warning
people of all races and ages
from all corners they gather
to say praises to the father
they are all vivacious 
their music is so melodious
their dance moves are elegant
graceful and magnificent
everyone feels a new creation
joyful and hopeful of salvation
why? it's a sunday morning

 written; 14 December 2008, on a sunday morning

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2010

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We sing the same song

We sing the same song
We dance to the same rhythm
We clap to the same rhythm

We sing the same song
You may come to sing with us
And dance to the same rhythm
And clap to the same rhythm

We sing the same song
Do not come to sour our sweet music
with an unrythmic singing,
dance and clapping

We sing the same song
Do not come to spoil our music
Do not come to wipe our tears of joy
We can’t help losing out in laughter

We clap to the same rhythm
We dance to the same rhythm
We sing the same song………  

Copyright © Bojosi Ditshwele | Year Posted 2011