Poets use their art to fight poverty

Various poets converged at Mantlwaneng for the second edition of the Poetry Against Poverty show.
Various poets converged at Mantlwaneng for the second edition of the Poetry Against Poverty show.

A somber atmosphere engulfed Westwood International School’s Mantlwaneng Auditorium on Saturday.

The crowd listened attentively and intensely as sad stories of poverty and its effects were shared. Participating poets recited touching poems. The darkness that filled the space made it scarier to listen to gruesome stories of innocent souls enduring nightmarish and gloomy days due to poverty.

Various poets converged at the school for the second edition of the Poetry Against Poverty show, each of them narrating the touching predicament in a different way.

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