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


Through your perfectly polished stoeps
I saw reflections of myself,
my younger self…
In those days I used to lean on your cupboard’s shelves
after getting a hiding from Grandma for staining her mats.
You caught those tears that fell,
signifying how I felt.
You were the witness to all that.