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Poetry: That Letter In My Hand

By Kwanele Mntungwa

I had a letter in my hand,

Crafted with a bleeding ink.

With letters of my abdication..

The letter was a password,

A passport to a better country.

I viewed this country,

Smiling with tears of sorrow,

Perhaps l will miss it.

I heard the noise of squirrels and birds,

Irritating me with joyful sounds.

They will miss me as well.

The last camera for my departure,

Was this long top place of the mountain.


An uninvited guest approached me,

Furiously and fascinating.

The illusion faded,

I vanished to the ground,

Appearing on the ground from the mountain,

With a Baptist mindset.

That black mamba

Saved my life!

Nyaladzi Lester Kole

Nyaladzi Lester Kole is my full name. I was born in Plumtree and did my primary education in three different schools: Mlomwe Primary (Grade 1 to 3), Nopemano Primary (Grade 4 to 6) and Thekwane Primary Grade 7. I did my secondary education in Thekwane High (Form 1 to 6). I also did my degree in Publishing Studies at National Univesity of Science and Technology (NUST) and graduated in 2021. Currently working as a publisher at Scrivener Zimbabwe.

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