Notes on the Rise

 

Notes on the Rise

Introduction

Sawubona (I see you),

I have witnessed Lungi rising into her worthiness: even when the odds were seemingly stacked against her, she pushed back harder. A poet rising, loves to travel, curious about life. Lungi’s poem below encourages me to always remember that nothing can stop our good stories. Thank you for reminding me that a new story can start anytime. I love your energy! Rise.  

I Rise

A Note on the Rise by Lungi Koni

I rise for I have a story to tell 
A narrative that speaks of triumph
Where I stood up to calamities that buried all hope

With nothing but courage as a weapon
Hardships were broken
Tribulations were unravelled
As I walked out of a deadly maze

I rise for I have a story to tell
A narrative that speaks of triumph
Where I stood up to calamities that buried all hope

With nothing but courage as a weapon
Hardships were broken
Tribulations were unravelled
As I walked out of a deadly maze

I rise for my story is a cause
A foundation that speaks of healing
Where I endured wounds that emphasised my brokenness

With nothing but strength as a guide
Storms were halted
Winds were veered
As I set sail out of depression

I rise for a WORD was spoken over my life
A birth that speaks of resurrection
Where I was crushed into poured out wine

With nothing but trust as a shield
Personal sanctification was eradicated
Afflictions were part of a calling
As I journeyed into abundance

I rise for a WORD was spoken over my life
A birth that speaks of resurrection
Where I was crushed into poured out wine

With nothing but trust as a shield
Personal sanctification was eradicated
Afflictions were part of a calling
As I journeyed into abundance

About LUNGI:

Lungi Koni is the Regional Manager East Africa at Kansai Plascon Africa Limited. Her interests include a love for writing poetry where she captures the reality, heartbreak and the joy of life. Her words describe fictional ventures that are a reality to most women and young girls across the African continent. Her Superpower lies in her ability to capture every girl’s endeavour to persevere and break through the moulds that society has shackled her to.

ABOUT LUNGI:

Lungi Koni is the Regional Manager East Africa at Kansai Plascon Africa Limited. Her interests include a love for writing poetry where she captures the reality, heartbreak and the joy of life. Her words describe fictional ventures that are a reality to most women and young girls across the African continent. Her Superpower lies in her ability to capture every girl’s endeavour to persevere and break through the moulds that society has shackled her to.

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