Breath, Song

Birds are singing a new song outside this morning.
It is gentle and fragranced with hope for a forgiving existence.
I am lying in my bed thinking how much more I would like this day if I could feel the tickle of your hair on my chest as you listen to the drum beat of my heart.
I have always loved how the start of the day sounds through the whispers of your breath.
Somehow, one breath on my pillow just loses the rhythm of life’s song.
It becomes a day draped in a wounded life symphony.
Breathe with me.

Published by: Frank Malaba

Frank Malaba is an actor, playwright and a published poet. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed on stage and television in both countries. He has a passion for using poetry, storytelling and theatre as a method of healing for both himself and others. His poetry has been presented both at home and abroad. Frank is currently developing a two-man play entitled “Broken Pathways” which will be touring internationally. In 2014 Frank was recognised by Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans as an Achiever in the category of Arts & Culture.

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2 thoughts on “Breath, Song”

  1. Moments of your young life, carved into words, that stay forever, you make such beautiful poetry. Good to see it flowing again!


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