I fell in love with poetry.
I fell in love when I met
My first date. I fell in
ove when I heard my English teacher
Mr SB Mahlangu told me about “sonnet 116”.
Enjoying the articulation and rhyming words
I fell in love when Donn Mathera
Honoured upcoming African poets.
I fell in love when Mzwakhe Mbuli
Expressed his true feelings of
Freedom through poetry.
I fell in love when Lebo Mashile went
With the flows and the variety of poetry.
I fell in love when Zakes Mda developed upcoming poets.
I fell in love when Eski Mpahlela natured
Poetry. I fell in love with romantic words
In the language of literature. I fell in love
When I watched Peter KaNtuli touching
My veins with his poetic words.
I fell in love when I heard Wilson B Nkosi
On Radio reciting romantic poems.
I’m deeply in love with Shakesphere,
John Milton, and J Donne’s poems.
Yes! I’m in love with words of the
Story teller Ngcina Mhlophe.
I have been motivated by the words
Of an artist being expressed vertically.
As they say GOD does not measure the
Size of a deed but the amount of love
That goes in it.
This is how I got into poetry.
That’s how my love developed for you.
That’s how I love you yesterday,
Today and tomorrow.
That is why I still do care.
That is why I am concern about you.