One of Us – #poetscorner

In #poetscorner, Features, HOME, LITERATURE by Sonia Muhwezi

#poetscorner is a feature in which PTL Editors ask writers to share a poem of theirs with the internet. We also ask them to divulge on how they started writing poetry, what inspired the poem in question and why it remains a personal favourite. The idea being to bask in the glory of the written and/or spoken word. Oh dear…

10805009_10152832666729935_1793086209_nI have been writing for as long as I can remember. I started writing creative stories and eventually my stories evolved into poems telling a story. The first time I performed was at an Open Mic Night in 2008. The experience was not only exhilarating but therapeutic and ever since I’ve been addicted to the stage. It’s one of the few places I stand with God and have conversations with Him through my microphone.

The poem One of Us was written after I moved from England to Australia and experienced quite a bit of racism. In the light of this, I shared in the growing distress of the U.S Black community surrounding the numerous police killings of unarmed black boys Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner. It struck a chord with me and I wrote this piece based on my experience and how I felt about racism.

One of Us – Brenda Bitts

Brenda Bitts

BB whiles away her non-stage time on the crime channel, which feeds her devout appreciation for CSI. She loves the Lord, the author of her life; and as everyone who knows her will tell you, He has one heck of a bestseller on His hands.

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