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FREE ME

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Be free for me.
Be free, be free for me!

Let go of your burdens,
Unpack your bags for me,
And bring me your laundry!
I am ready to make you brand new;
To see you through
Because this time,
Like the sunrise,
We will fly!

Let go of your sorrows!
Drown them in yesterday!
They hold no promise;
No forevers wished upon shooting stars,
Or infinities wrapped in silk!
Give me your dreams
To lay upon my chest
And nurse in my nest
So they grow into enchanting realities!

Let me taste your sunlight
And hear your still waters
Because you run deep!
Let me feel you like a gust of wind
That makes oceans collide
But first,
Plant firm those feet,
Let loose,
Be cool,
And be free for me.

Be free for me.
Be free, be free for me!

Ndi’Aphrykah

Featured Poem:

RAINDROPS (THE PRAYER)

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Allahmdillulah
I feel raindrops on my shoulders.
I feel raindrops on my head.

Oh kind king, Won’t you save me, please?
I don’t want to be another maybe I
n the book you revealed me!
So, possibly, If you’re listening,
I need a hero.

Not some prince on a white horse,
If that’s the case, You might as well turn me to a corpse
Back to dust
Because I lack the basic concept of trust
And…
I’m looking for a hero!

Not superman!
He’s too enchanted with Louis,
Too human for me!
It’s my spirit that’s crying,
It’s my spirit that’s dying!
It used to be my heart aching but lately,
I’m struggling to fight the numbness as the voices get louder
Threatening me with all their powers!

Oh Kind King!
I’ve heard wondrous tales about you filled you with magic miracles!
I hear you can wash me white as snow.
Make me beautiful inside like you;
Brand new on the day you rose
To those gold streets we all long to see!
Kind King,
I don’t want to be a maybe.
I’m a mere mortal;
Broken at one end hoping that one day
The darkness will fade.
But I need saving,
Lots of love and no mysteries

I feel raindrops on my shoulders.
I feel raindrops on my head.
Allahmdillulah

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Biography

Ndi’Aphrykah, born Morongoa Basadi Mosetlhi, is a young Motswana writer, performing artist and entrepreneur. Her interest in writing began in her early teens. Her works include poetry, short stories, novels & scripts.

Her involvement as a performer in local arts industry began in 2009 when she was casted for a role in Re Bina Mmogo Season II. In 2011, she found herself pursuant of the stage again, performing as a poet for Art of the Soul Organization’s Poison Poetry, an endeavour she has continued with to this day. From here, her passion for the arts would only grow further, fed by partaking in local productions including Passion Play I & II, The Maitisong Festival, Queer Shorts Festival Showcase, and most recently, The Maun International Arts Festival.

She is currently in the process of setting up a management and tax consultancy in order to be able to complete the requirements of being a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She is also working on an anthology of poetry inspired by her time in the Delta and the remodel of her blog AmanteFatale.

On the performance side, she plans to frequent local productions as a performer and as a producer as well as begin to frequent international festivals around Africa.

Ndi’Aphrykah

Biography

Ndi’Aphrykah, born Morongoa Basadi Mosetlhi, is a young Motswana writer, performing artist and entrepreneur. Her interest in writing began in her early teens. Her works include poetry, short stories, novels & scripts.

Her involvement as a performer in local arts industry began in 2009 when she was casted for a role in Re Bina Mmogo Season II. In 2011, she found herself pursuant of the stage again, performing as a poet for Art of the Soul Organization’s Poison Poetry, an endeavour she has continued with to this day. From here, her passion for the arts would only grow further, fed by partaking in local productions including Passion Play I & II, The Maitisong Festival, Queer Shorts Festival Showcase, and most recently, The Maun International Arts Festival.

She is currently in the process of setting up a management and tax consultancy in order to be able to complete the requirements of being a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She is also working on an anthology of poetry inspired by her time in the Delta and the remodel of her blog AmanteFatale.

On the performance side, she plans to frequent local productions as a performer and as a producer as well as begin to frequent international festivals around Africa.

FREE ME

Enlarge poem

Be free for me.
Be free, be free for me!

Let go of your burdens,
Unpack your bags for me,
And bring me your laundry!
I am ready to make you brand new;
To see you through
Because this time,
Like the sunrise,
We will fly!

Let go of your sorrows!
Drown them in yesterday!
They hold no promise;
No forevers wished upon shooting stars,
Or infinities wrapped in silk!
Give me your dreams
To lay upon my chest
And nurse in my nest
So they grow into enchanting realities!

Let me taste your sunlight
And hear your still waters
Because you run deep!
Let me feel you like a gust of wind
That makes oceans collide
But first,
Plant firm those feet,
Let loose,
Be cool,
And be free for me.

Be free for me.
Be free, be free for me!

Featured Poem:

RAINDROPS (THE PRAYER)

Enlarge poem

Allahmdillulah
I feel raindrops on my shoulders.
I feel raindrops on my head.

Oh kind king, Won’t you save me, please?
I don’t want to be another maybe I
n the book you revealed me!
So, possibly, If you’re listening,
I need a hero.

Not some prince on a white horse,
If that’s the case, You might as well turn me to a corpse
Back to dust
Because I lack the basic concept of trust
And…
I’m looking for a hero!

Not superman!
He’s too enchanted with Louis,
Too human for me!
It’s my spirit that’s crying,
It’s my spirit that’s dying!
It used to be my heart aching but lately,
I’m struggling to fight the numbness as the voices get louder
Threatening me with all their powers!

Oh Kind King!
I’ve heard wondrous tales about you filled you with magic miracles!
I hear you can wash me white as snow.
Make me beautiful inside like you;
Brand new on the day you rose
To those gold streets we all long to see!
Kind King,
I don’t want to be a maybe.
I’m a mere mortal;
Broken at one end hoping that one day
The darkness will fade.
But I need saving,
Lots of love and no mysteries

I feel raindrops on my shoulders.
I feel raindrops on my head.
Allahmdillulah

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (1)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (2)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (1)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

FREE ME

Enlarge poem

Be free for me.
Be free, be free for me!

Let go of your burdens,
Unpack your bags for me,
And bring me your laundry!
I am ready to make you brand new;
To see you through
Because this time,
Like the sunrise,
We will fly!

Let go of your sorrows!
Drown them in yesterday!
They hold no promise;
No forevers wished upon shooting stars,
Or infinities wrapped in silk!
Give me your dreams
To lay upon my chest
And nurse in my nest
So they grow into enchanting realities!

Let me taste your sunlight
And hear your still waters
Because you run deep!
Let me feel you like a gust of wind
That makes oceans collide
But first,
Plant firm those feet,
Let loose,
Be cool,
And be free for me.

Be free for me.
Be free, be free for me!

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