Mabisi: The pulpit poetess

Her heart bursts its banks, splattering beauty and goodness.

She pours it out in rhythmical lines to her beloved king, shaping the river into her words. For up and coming poetess, Bakang Mabisi, poesy is not just a leisure pursuit, but has turned into her tool to make a difference in her peers' lives and anyone who cares to lend her an ear. "I've since learnt that I am not just a poet but I am cut to impact people's lives, I don't just do poetry for fun," says the poised 21-year old.She fell in love with verses when she was in Form Three, but back then it was a just a fun activity. She would occasionally recite poems during assembly at school.

"My poetry hardly had content but as I grew my poetry started changing into something that speaks to people." A few years down the line, her poems just have a way of 'hitting home'. One such poem is one she did during the Unashamed Tour that saw Grammy nominee Lecrae Moore jetting into the country to perform. During a pre-tour event in Gaborone, she recited a few verses about how girls struggle with their image and end up throwing themselves at the 'wrong men'.She bucked up her fellow young lasses to go all-out to discover themselves and model their lives around biblical teachings.

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