My name is Xolela Landu, known to everyone as Mike, the child that comes from a family of two. As the light of day dawned on 16th August 1993, there I came brightly. On a Monday I was born. Life on my side has been such an honour, my parents gave birth to one of a kind.
I grew up living with my grandparents because my grandmother had an adorable little girl named Thuleka and I had to go live with them so we could grow up together. Most people thought that we were twins and really we grew up like twins. I also have a brother and two sisters who were born after me. They lived with my mother and father.
I have a passion for becoming a journalist one day because I really like writing and reading, especially short stories. Going out in my community is the best thing that I like doing. Doing research and investigation is my game. If you have a story that needs to be investigated, I am your man.
I like writing poetry because it is easier than writing news articles. It is easier to read and less boring. I like to write about crime and life in general in my poetry. I hope that people who have no direction in their lives will be inspired when they read my poetry.
When I finish schooling I would like to study Law and Journalism at Rhodes University. I would like to thank Upstart for giving me a chance to express myself, and thank you to Mr Harry Owen for supporting me.