BrokenHeartPheko Motaung


Can you sleep when the wind blows


Can you sleep when the wind blows
Can you ignore the cyclone as it tears
Away the house of your moaning neighbor
Maybe some have become refugees in their
Own country can you laugh and say you're
Sorry and refuse to give them sanctuary?
The wind is blowing exceedingly hard out there
Because we have abandoned Prudence
Because we have got rid of Temperance
Because we lack Courage and our Faith is weak
The wind is bringing death and destruction
To us because we have murdered Justice
The wind is hunting us down because we don't
Trust our public representatives
The terrible destructive wind torpedoes our flimsy
Structures because we are the enemies of Love
Can you sleep when the wind blows my brother
Can you snore away in nightmarish contentment
When you know the hobos will be feasting on nothing
As the wild out of control storm crashes through
The weak fortifications of those who sleep under
The cheap blanket of the stars as the terrified
Neglected villagers hammer on the doors of the less
Affected rich who send them away?
Can you have faith in the less fortunate and show
The world that you have a real human heart unlike
The many who have lumps of fat where their human
Hearts are supposed be?

Submitted: Sunday, March 25, 2012

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  • Kevin Patrick (3/25/2012 5:39:00 PM)

    This one is very bittersweet, I feel nothing but sadness when I read everyline and wounder the sorrow you were in when you wrote this. I try to have faith in life and the persuit of attempting to be a good person with my fellow men, but sometimes I pull away in despair. I must trim the fat out. Thank you for this write. (Report) Reply

  • Ency Bearis (3/25/2012 1:37:00 PM)

    An impressive, mind boggling thoughts of inquisitive verses. A well written introspection, nice piece. (Report) Reply

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