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Leshie Lovesong

Author Bio

Leshie Lovesong

Leshie Lovesong is a Gaborone-born poet, lyricist, singer, and performer. A member of Exodus Live Poetry, she is a vocalist for the twenty-person band The Metrophones, a Metropolitan Botswana initiative, and acted in Aldo Brincat’s The Passion Play. She hosts workshops in local high schools as a representative of the group “Awakening Dreams.” Her record album is Awakening! and she is a featured poet on the album Dreaming is a gift for me.

Beauty breeds

Beauty breeds rainbows and tattoos of butterflies on the wings of life’s dreams
Scattered, gaping valleys
Sometimes I’ve drowned in the darkness of golden calls and silver linings
But breathing’s not been easy with blue ribbons and lace fields
So wrap life up in my belly, and let her fly free, a bird on spring trees
Then let your hands hold her like a glass ball, and mend all her brokenness if you please
Paint my walls yellow for the sunshine I’ll see tomorrow
And while you’re at it, give me the butterflies and dreams that beauty breeds.