Elucidated – Clive Thabo Dube



You purely the fairest of them all

Just like the propitious spring time flower

You turn the darkest night to day

Make my hands want to touch the night sky

Enriching my life with your presence

Which gestates perfect sense

That gets me out of the trenching lawns

Filled with delusions of self persecution

And serry me in your sanctuary

For what I am without you is a monster

In human skin


There’s no famine in your territory

The waters fall in majestic silence

What I see my pimping butterfly

Is an elegant snowflake

Let’s brew trees for the seeds to enjoy the shade

With you by my side I can dance on the thunder

And sail on the storm

‘m amazed by this

Can you feel it

Stay with me

And never depart


Written by Clive Thabo Dube


This poem is part of the February 2022 Fempreneurs Africa Magazine competition for the poets among us. The objective is to make the month one of love, happiness and upliftment. If you would like to enter your poem and stand a chance to win one of 54 amazing and exciting prizes, send a whatsapp to +263719863610 and we will gladly explain the rules of the competition. Deadline for submission is 15 February 2022.  Winners will be announced via our instagram platform www.instagram.com/fempreneurs_africa


  1. Brilliant piece@Clive,l like the diction and your literal devices are on point👌

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