I was born and bred in the dusty villages of gaSekororo in Tzaneen, Limpopo. I am a writer and a poet, I envy writing because I believe writing poetry is a vehicle for expressing altruistic values and philosophical explorations about life’s meaning. And writing poetry is a free and available resource that can be used for self-exploration, gratification, and healing for a lifetime. Poetry also provide me with a cultural context and expressive model that supports openness and emotional honesty. I as a writer who writes poetry exercise insight and sensitivity, sometimes in profound and illuminating ways. The act of creating poetry reinforces my ego strengths, including realisations about who I am, what I think, what my life has been like, what I want, and what I can accomplish.