Lebogang Mashile, who goes by Lebo, was actually born in the USA because her parents had been exiled from South Africa. Although primarily a poet, this woman has also made a name for herself as an actress, presenter, producer and life skills facilitator extraordinaire. Oh and lest I forget, Lebo starred in the motion picture Hotel Rwanda. She has won numerous awards as a South African artist and graced many a magazine’s front page. This week’s hairspiration is SA’s own Lebo Mashile!
Safe PlaceI will keep you in a safe placeWhere the walls speakAnd the doors don’t have locksWhere the roads intersectAnd collisions are encouragedWhere each throbbing tremorIs listened toAnd the children never grow oldI will keep you in a safe placeWhere heaven is beneath your feetAnd hell is in the skyAnd the road you’ve walkedIs your guideThe sweat on your backThe cracks on your heelsAre plastered to the wallsThe walls never shut upThey speak you to yourselfThey will find youBetween two coversIn the words between the lines