Is it strange to have a favourite poem, that you wrote? Well, not necessarily wrote but you were there and the pen was in your hand. Who knows where the words come from. Are we merely channelers? Vessels through which greater, higher beings speak? This is my favourite poem. And I was there when it was written, but don’t feel like I wrote it. Not necessarily the best performance of it, but it does make me feel good when I speak it. Something to keep me going. A reminder to never stop because this life is a journey.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3tSvoWt9FI

What do you think? Let me know.

9 Comments

  1. Arthur Charles Van Wyk

    I am responding before I watch the video.
    Truer words were never spoken.

    I find that extremely evident in my online musing of the 90s, whenever I come across something profound that my finite mind conjured up either in reaction to something or someone.

    Deep.

  2. OmphileD

    Cant view videos,but will checkout your blog

  3. amunishn

    dude, ima come thru like an mc that i am. dope money!

  4. Mama Shujaa

    I loved the line “tonight I will bury my soul…” So right you are about not feeling like you penned a poem. Even though you were there. I have felt that way. My favorite is Kilimanjaro. I welcome you to read it at my place. My sister told me yesterday that I am a stranger. She’s getting to know me. It is strange. I am strange to her. I have finally decided to write. Yarns, yards of stories to be written. Your performance is good. Inspiring work. Well, maybe I have not seen your best yet…

  5. Joy

    Kojo, I love this poem. The emotions are very much like my own. I dont believe in euthenasia as I believe that where there is life, there is hope (same concept as where there is hope, there is life?), and I believe that knowledge and wisdom are strength.

    I really enjoy the way u deliver the words, but I would also like to read the written word, so I can read it over and over and explore the nuances and inner meanings.

  6. Inessa

    I loved this one…pray daily to whatever gods you desire…shows a freed mind!

  7. Mrksman

    That poem inspired me into poetry. I remember reading it while in high school and I was blown away. I read it in a magazine (Which I’ve kept to this day lol!). I guess that’s where I truly learnt to start writing, because I remember the advice you gave about how you write poems, and I’ve been using that untill this day. I never really heard the full poem until just now.WOW

  8. Kojo Baffoe

    Thank you very much.

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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