Category: I Should Tell You, But I Won’t (Poetry Collection)

HITCH-HIKE

I did that a lot The thumbs up sign was new to me So I did it a lot I met strangers that way Got to work easier that way Got more money faster that way With one sign I got so many things But even that was not enough I wanted more There is […]

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BREAKING TIES

Where I come from, we are thought to fight Fight for food, water and even life But here things so different Things so easy, things not much difficult I begin to relax and speak how I speak But they don’t understand me So I have to learn To be like one of them, I have […]

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CROSSING BORDERS

“Let us believe” they say  I am tired of believing Opening up myself to deceitful leaders Who care less if we return alive or rot trying to escape My father and motherland have nothing for me I have to journey to where I can be my own person Say what I want to say Judge […]

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BABARIC

Like animals, they say our fore fathers moved Stopping to smell the stench their anus gave Once I used to stand angry Because then ignorance ruled my brain like a pest Now I agree, Now I see, What the clay like skins we have do to us It moulds some brains into redundancy Stagnancy and […]

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CLAY-LIKE

In old times; Our class had a time for pottery We mixed raw clay with water and drew various shapes It blended with our skins No one stood out different I laugh when I remember times I once thought glorious Now a shame to myself I should tell you, but I won’t

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WHERE YOU RUN, I WILL FOLLOW!!!

I thought this way for years Never realising that I was the fool Now that I know, I shall always be one step ahead Is it my colour they want to know? I have just the perfect thing To bring the sole of my feet to all of me Just a few years and I […]

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GIRL STUFF

My features began the lie The precious feminine scent hid itself away for a score Femme fatale – you natural’s call it A doomed madam is who I am Pink is to woman as blue is to man This saying; a big fat lie Feeling doomed and betrayed, I have Sworn to secrecy by my […]

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CARRIER

Oh! How I hate that I took her looks; Even my siblings danced with joy that they escaped; To her my face since it looked like hers; Made it her beam with Joy; I wept in pain; Asking why I was born My father should have fought harder Why give me the beast; That is […]

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THE RAIN POURED FEMALE

Even my parents glowed with joy At the sight of the new life they had bore Beauty from my mother, strength from my father; As I grew they would tell me Stories upon stories, then my siblings Would compare their features to mine Something even I never understood As we grew and as I worked […]

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FROM THE WOMB

And so it was; An earthling born from the carrier’s womb And when it was; That I could recognize my own world; I sensed the young woman; I knew it from then that my hair would reap fruit; With its sow, the length the tip of my head to where my shoulder blades sat; With […]

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