I joined the Upstart poetry group last year because I have a talent for writing poetry and I write poems because I just felt it. I write poems about something I see, or think; about things happening around my community, or just a dream and something else.
Most of the time I write about my life because I believe in writing poems about my future or the thing that comes first on my mind. When I write it is about something I have felt because if I didn’t feel it, it does not make sense to me. I don’t know about people who read my poems, if they also try to feel it maybe it will make sense to them.
I like to be a part of the poetry group because I have learnt something new with this group of people. It’s my second year in the poetry group. I hope that in future writing these poems will bring something interesting, more than I do now.
One day maybe I will have my own book, just like Mr Harry Owen, my mentor at the poetry group. I thank him for spending his time to teach me how to write poems and other stuff. And I didn’t forget you, Mrs Shireen Badat, the manager of Upstart, for being there for me all these years.
Click here to read Jabulani’s poem “A time I will not forget in my life”.