Once upon a time
I would stare through the injured heart of my family
With faiths of a passionate shepherd and eyes of an avid observer,
Though most of times I’d cry from within but hold back my tears,
I only wished things could have been much different!

I would give an intent look at the incommodious patterns
As life unfolds to lay into us its mephitic taints!
But it wasn’t for me to find solutions, was it?
I’d only wish I was a little bit older to involve myself in serious decisions!

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When he isn’t racking up titles for his poetry, he serves in writing as a Poet in Residence in the Echo Newspaper, On Campus poetry column where he has 20+ published poems between July 2014 and now. Born October 5th 1992 in Kachikau, Mpho, an ingenious and fertile poet of our time, even the sound of his name is downhome, country and simple and that’s the obvious vision of him, thin parceled bits of his condensed black hair, quietened personality in smart casual reciting his poem “A little bit longer” “Long the passion would shudder with such peeving, And I would screech in stillness like a complete idiot, When such desire drive out the blend in me… To paint a piece of paper well painted with what seems,” In 2010, Mpho signed up to be a member of the Francistown Living Archives and writers Club (FLAW), 4 years later he still haven’t sallied a home that raised him to be poet he is today, He has performed in several happenings facilitated by the club around Francistown such as fund raisers, talent shows, concerts and poet to poets recitals etc. He has also collaborated with international and local poets, the likes of Donald Munyaradzi Kuutsi (Zimbabwe), Blessing Masora (Zimbabwe), Albert Sitlhole (Zimbabwe), Pardon Simango (Zimbabwe), Jennifer Legotlwane (Botswana), Star Phalane (Botswana) to name but a few. Mpho has showcased at a lot of dissimilar events recently which include; 24-10-2014 TeAids, (organized by the Tertiary Education Council) position 2 12-11-2014, the Call, Hosted by Diverse Verse Poetry Invasion 2014, Hosted by UB poetry society A lot of desirable qualities can be marked, composed and rendered out about this man but let’s leave it to his work to speak for him. His labors are featured in various online raised areas where they receive valuable feedback, links as follows; http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=29205 http://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?sitename=poet8430&item=all http://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/MphoLeteng/ http://allpoetry.com/Mpho_leteng



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