Michelle Schenckenberg // CORPORATE BID WRITER, STUDENT

Michelle Schenckenberg

Corporate Bid Writer and Creative Writing Student

Date of Birth: 13th May 1998

Koze Quiz Brew: Coffee Brew

Favourite Quote: 'And as I watched her as she spoke, she was beautiful. Like a daisy in July.' - My late cousin, Michael Labuschagne (I actually have part of this quote as a tattoo!)

Favourite Song: Stubborn Love - by the Lumineers

Can't Live Without: Having another book to read! I am lost when I am not currently reading a novel.

Best Life Advice: The 80/20 rule. Instead of aiming to be perfect all the time, challenge yourself to make something to at least 80 percent of your capabilities.

Fav Coffee Order: Medium roast latte with just one pump of caramel.

Anything else to share: I'm a creative writing student so I thought I would put up this poem, which is written as a love letter to my native south africa, with my sadness and nostalgia evident as I am now living in Ireland. - and anyone can check out my musings at www.shellspotted.com

Monkey’s Wedding*

 

There comes an age

Where a child

points to the sky

And the African mother

with her heart ringing

 

She says

 

Child, where we are from

The monkeys they have weddings

And nature

She is invited to the party

 

Child, this opening of the heavens

This flood of sunshine

This Amarula wind

This is her dance.

 

Child, let her guide you

Her happiness is your spirit

Her tears are your blood

Her celebration is your home

 

Child, this is your Africa.

 

*In South African English, a sun shower is referred to as a "monkey's wedding", a  translation of the Zulu umshado wezinkawu, a wedding for monkeys.

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