Koleka Putum Poem Analysis

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What is Slam poetry? Hmm??
It is a type of poetry expressing a persons personal story and/or struggle usually in an intensely emotional style. Very powerful, sincere, and moving. According to NPS (2013) Slam poetry was invented in the 1980s by a construction worker in Chicago who goes by the name Marc Smith. Slam poets use storytelling, songwriting, theatre, stand-up +comedy, and emotional poetry (NPS 2013). Not only is it exciting that slam poetry has spread around the world, but what is more exciting is that South Africa has positively embraced it.
Koleka Putuma Figure 1: Toni Stuart (http://www.bing.com)

Koleka Putuma is beautiful, vibrant young lady that has inspired me, mostly because she is 21 of age however she has traveled
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Within the poem mankind is the cause of chaos in the world. Greed and lust causes man to self destruct. According to the poet humans see each other as prey and they seek to lord over each other.
The poem explains that all this is meaningless because all that we know has and will come to an end. As a result of hardship man will hold on to his faith or he will let go of it because he will question the meaning of life and how God can exist when there is so much pain in the world. The church presence will be there to signal the non believers lift up their heads. Decorations of garlands will be even brighter on that day in desperation of salvation. Men will come together in agreement about the idea of eternal life and the mystery of the new beginning. In that time the insects will be more than man and the insects will devour trees and human beings, and corpse of ridiculousness will appear in cheerfulness. The ground and soil will be the witnesses if what occurred in this
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