POETRY | The Lover of my Soul by Tralone Lindiwe Khoza

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This poem

This poem has encircled me as if

I’m prodigal daughter

Exiled to the disparities of the world.

I have much to say and

My daughter’s hair to comb.


 This poem has excited me as if

I’m a young cub of the Serengeti that roars with pride

And all it can do is ride the clear cloud

Before the morning Star

Until rocks begin to dance along

To the sweet thrill made by the lark.

It was all too magnetic,

That It reminded me of Noah’s ark.


This poem has liberated me as if

The fangs of the python almost

Had me beneath the darkest moon

It can only be a boon

From our God

My voice was returned to me

And the words were free to appear on paper.

And future was amused.



The Lover of my Soul


Effortlessly caught in a societal web of misconceptions,

I was never taught to search for love within me.

Tainted and stained by unfruitful encounters

With their crocodile smiles, and cold embraces

Those whose names remain nameless….!


What I know now, yesterday may be lost but,

Love exists in me like tapestries of infinite pearls.

She is entwined to my soul

As a Lioness pride is with her cubs.

I became a fisherwoman that has thrown her emancipated net into the deep.

I was downtrodden by the scars of my life. 

I was deceived with lies told by sharks that plague in distant spaces.

Who told me, there is no place for you here?


What I know now, today matters.

What I know now, now is the time

Love exists in me like tapestries of infinite pearls.

She is entwined to my soul

As a Lioness pride is with her cubs.

The unspoken has lead me to this place

I pour my inner most self into you and lay at your feet

You turned my scarlet secret passions into purity.

What I know now, is that you are my Saviour

My hope,

The one true living God, 

The Lover of my Soul.


Tralone Lindiwe Khoza

Tralone Lindiwe Khoza is a South African female writer, story teller and written & spoken word poet, born from the dusty street of Daveyton, East of Johannesburg in the eighties.  She describes herself as lover of Life writing and she is passionate about changing the state of South Africa’s creative industry.   She holds a BA Communications degree a post graduate Diploma in Marketing. 


She is a qualified Marketing Specialist by profession In South Africa, She writers for various online blogs both locally and internationally on various topics. She is the International Coordinator for Woman Scream in South Africa an international movement – aimed at combating and raising awareness of violence against women through a number of cultural activities that includes a long chain of poetic and artistic events globally.


Her first book, Lindiwe The voice amongst the eagles  will be published early 2018, is a collective of poems which  depicts Lindiwe’s journey from, early childhood to her adult life , and  triumphing  against all odds, it also address the socio-political issues in South Africa.




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