MASVINGO - Isheanesu Chikumbu, a 16-year-old girl who has just completed her 'O' Levels at Kyle College is looking for well-wishers to sponsor the publication of her poems.
Isheanesu who stays with her mother, Doreen Chikumbu who is a teacher at Kyle Preparatory School started writing poems when she was in grade 3.
"I started writing poems at grade 3 and for me poetry is an inborn thing which came as a talent I did not plan for," said Isheanesu.
Her mother said the poems and short stories that she is writing are good for publication and they reflect on real life issues.
Among some of Isheanesu's recent poems are Endless wait, Springs of hope, The naked soul, The things I take for granted.
In The things I take for granted, Isheanesu reflects on how people don't value time and wastes it as if it's never ending.
"Infinite. It seems, Unending. Upholding unique themes. Its value to my eyes, hidden, passing through with words unwritten. Like a poem breathed into air, its traces wiped away with grace so fair. How precious, this TIME should be," reads part of the poem.
Isheanesu was nominated at The National Allied Arts competition recently and her scripts were retained for national award consideration.