Treasure Island

tinashe severa

(11/01/86 / harare, zimbabwe)

Alone but not lonely


Heart hardened, soul purified,
like desert sands i have fought worldly rain,
torchered and scarred, through it all i felt no pain,
floating along like a msasa leaf in wales,
noticed by no one, caring about no one,
stepped on, no compassion forthcoming,
alone but not lonely ,
i have watched the clock strike, move
calendars torn off, walls crumbling
images of funerals, heart warming eulogies for my parents,
recited over and over again,
tears never shed,
my prayers have always been heard,
smiling at frustrations, hand me downs piled in bags,
always quick to move from sufferers of the dreaded condition,
...A.I.D.S orphan allergies,
stigmatised, was it my fault, my doing
the victim, the murderer, the sufferer, the orphan,
too many roles, just one poor child
one soul and one heart

Submitted: Saturday, April 08, 2006
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  • Eddie Roa (1/12/2009 5:48:00 AM)

    Hi!

    I’m Eddie Roa and I just got in to this website. By chance I came across your name in the list of poets and read some of your works.
    I have posted some of my poems today and yesterday. My style ranges from light to dark poetry (modern enough but not postmodern) and some Japanese verse forms like haiku, senryu and tanka. I hope you will bother to check out my work.

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