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Ten Poems PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2011 14:36

By: Khulekani Magubane (Umsinsi Press)

Reviewed by: Sbo Dladla

This book of Ten Poems (Umsinsi Press) tackles issues that young people in Africa, especially South Africa, are facing every day. It is not an overtly political collection – however, the author hopes that people learn from the message of these poems. Ten Poems is a collection of spiritual poems which give hope to the despairing youth,especially those who have given up in life. It is a motivational read which raises awareness about social ills that are faced by the youth.

The book is written and compiled by Khulekani Magubane who is 22 years of age. Being young as he is, he is definitely someone who can understand the problems facing the youth today. Khulekani Magubane has, astonishingly published 18 books! At his age this is phenomenal. He comes from the small village in the Escourt area of Kwa Zulu Natal. Khulekani in his spare time enjoys writing, drawing and telling stories. The book Ten Poems, inspired by African youth, is a true reflection of the diversity which the continent possesses in terms of creative writing. It is a good read!

 

 

In the Future (by Khulekani Magubane)

In future I see a world that will never exist

But it is a perfect world that I still insist

Is a place we can reach if we only persist

To strive for this paradise we cannot resist

 

In the future I see a world where people don’t cry

A world where medicine is free and people don’t die

I know this is a place where people don’t fly

But it’s one step away if people know why

 

This world of a hard future is a hard place to reach

A corrupted young mind breeds a hard face to teach

And racism breeds such a large gap to breech

So I beg all my people to be strong, I beseech

 

In the future I see a place with happy young children

With happy young boys who won’t end up beating women

A place with possibility where the world keeps spinning

Where the innocent people of the world keep winning

 

In future I see a world that will never exist

But it is a perfect world that I still insist

Is a place we can reach if we only persist

To strive for this paradise we cannot resist.

 

 
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