A poem by a Young MOTivator from MOT SA


A beautifully written poem by our newly trained Young MOTivator, Preston Saayman from Boland TVET College, Caledon Campus in MOT South Africa.

Preston wrote this poem while on the Young MOTivators’ Education from 30 August – 1 September that was inspired by Atle Vårvik (founder of MOT) and Moana’s meeting as part of MOT’s History.

Julia Duminy
Country Manager, MOT SA


Secrets I’ve kept in my heart

Just to divide the different pain apart

My courage should have been here right from the start

A broken teen with broken dreams and this played the part

I grew sick and tired of meeting the same people in different bodies

I pick to desire the truth so I just popped some mollies

Wish we had more things in common and shared similar hobbies

Now I seek to feed on unguided mentalities like a hungry zombie

We all crave compassion and the warmth of love and empathy yes endlessly the feels of ecstasy especially when it leaves you breathlessly

Going forth relentlessly

Blessed with a beating heart in your chest

On a quest to take life’s test striving for the best

Although you might feel stressed and depressed

Rather be obsessed to infest in your own growth yes physically mentally spiritually emotionally

Just don’t be your own enemy

You gotta fight these demons straight up

Words sounding made up covered in makeup through another deadly break up you just gotta wake up

Memories coming up like a hiccup

I Soothen the pain I double cup

Mixing my emotions with purple potions

Thinking that they knew me but all they got is one drop from thee ocean

Till my soul became frozen and my imagery broken

Hypnosis implosion my life is a open omen

I treasure my values like golden token

Maybe not too outspoken

Yet I wanna shout, I’m always to quiet to try it the words won’t come out

But now I got M O T who motivates me

That I OD on self love and to see

The hope in the eyes of those surrounding me

Showing courage with the strength I get from GOD

My anxiety kept on finding me but I buried it here and now RIP