Halala all you wordsmiths! FunDza is so proud of our Fanz writers! We are delighted to showcase this poem by one of our talented young writers to celebrate this wonderful avenue for self-expression. Good poetry can be a great mental and emotional pick-me-up. Read and enjoy…

Poetry is to words what song is to sound


You are the Welcome Dover stove by the kitchen door
You are the sweet scent of dough swelling on the stove
You are to me what dumplings are to my taste buds
You are the chatter and cackling of kids huddled under the four-legged dinner table
You are gran’s evergreen repository of stories
You are the broad, warm arms of love
You are more than just bricks and mortar
You are home, ulikhaya