Niki Nicholas Nkuna

Rookie - 14 Points (1957/01/09 / BURGERSFORT (Leeufallei farm or Ga- Makwakwasi))

‘For Goodness In Another Life’

I shed a tear once I realised the game was over
I accepted the wrong I have done with regret
The gates were closed for me to right the wrongs inside
I therefore have resigned myself to righting the wrongs
Outside with a heavy heart in a darkroom
This time, I’m reminded, ‘for goodness in another life’

Sometimes one is given the chance to right the wrongs inside if not outside
Unfortunately we have let the child grew up out of sight and out of control
Men and women the same, do fail to monitor and control the wayward child
Right now there’s some women, lonesome in the dark room,
Counting regrets with no reverse of the growth

The cold outside is thick and thin,
I have to save myself for my own sake
Looking back and then forward with a resolve to succeed in the next life
Wait a minute! The reverse side of my ticket of no return has some writing on it
Oh! I see, my mistakes are worse than hers, just because I’m a man!
Just a minute! I remember Dolly Patton countered this when she sang,
‘My mistakes are no worse than yours just because I’m a woman’

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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N Nkuna,29 March 2013

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