In the moment I left my mother’s pink, velvet cocoon and its folds,
I believe I arrived in this world fists clenched because I held onto what is rightfully mine without question…
My dignity.
In the new world we inhabit, a welcoming team awaits us to show us a minuscule piece of our worth. In these moments, a hurricaneous onslaught of unconditional tear punctuated love smothers us…
Even if just for a split second.
Each one of us in the world deserves this moment.
The world does not always afford us this moment, so let our amniotic fluid drenched hands be the soothing ointment we need when we are not enough to the mothers who cannot afford our love.
May we travel the full expanse of this life knowing that every cell cradled by our being is more precious than any mineral to ever exist in this universe.
May we walk this earth knowing that we are here and deserving of love in the way that the source of all breath, life and existence intended.
Love is multi-infinity-dimensional and can never be fathomed. What we can fathom is who we are and what our desire for what we want to see the world become is.
So walk tall and listen quietly to your heartbeat and how it resonates with those of others…
Even when they try to trample you underfoot.
You shall rise.
You are born of a miracle. You are a miracle.
Own your heritage.

Raghu Rai
Image by Raghu Rai

Frank Malaba © 2017

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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10 thoughts on “Miracle”

  1. Malabin, very special one man! Luv you fro here to Gibraltar! The photo is beautiful, give my congrats to the photographer.


  2. Dearest Frank
    It is so wonderful that you are focused on your writing again. Thank you for sharing your Love given being.
    Love You.


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