Ntho’sPen✍️ (Poetry)

Lost in the rhythm of the waves

As they ride on each other unstoppably

It’s like they are hearts of this giant body

An inch away from this beach

Glitter the beautiful wet sand

The shells ride along in the rhythm

The morning birds enjoy the most

As they keep their feathers for later

They take a hunting walk on the banks

Women bring the most disturbing scene

One washes baby napkins on the side

The next is cleaning dishes on the other

One man comes with his toothbrush

Another with soap and shampoo to use

This big body is a multipurpose giant

The “big boys” and men packed in boats

Going as far as the eyes can get 

Just to bring the famous chambo to us

The sky hugs this giant from my far view

The sun kisses her back to reflect heaven

The white akakowa paint a perfect picture

There is peace in the noise of the waves

The morning sun rubs my back

While the cold waves massage my feet

As the children skip school again

It’s another day where poverty is not a pain

Just a morning on the banks of lake nyasa

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Joseph Daniel Sukali is a Malawian freelance writer, blogger, award winning spoken word poet and a mental health advocate. Some of his works have been published in the Best “New” African Poet 2020 ANTHOLOGY, Writers Global Movement (WGM) magazine and several other local and international magazines. He is also a contributor to an online library Good Literature Malawi, columnist of Malawi Talents Magazine and editor of Love Feast Magazine. Sukali has authored and published a book "Dealing with a Heartbreak: Therapy for the Broken-A Health Relationship Guide”. He is also a co-author of a poetry anthology "Whispers of Beating Hearts". His 2020 spoken word album “Wonders Of My Perception” is available for free download online. The 26 year old is a holder of a bachelor's degree obtained from Mzuzu University. Apart from being a wordsmith, Joseph Daniel Sukali is currently an employee of Emmanuel International Malawi and he is also an ambassador for Maphunziro265 Malawi.


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