Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

(27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

shoulder to lean on


since we all need a shoulder to lean on
i lean on any shoulder on me
i kneel on many like me
but i see a storm over me
i feel the waves over me
the great polar winds over me
might have mistaken-ed over me
but a mystery of unbeknownst
and fantasy have purported my brains
the pain so nice to purpose my veins
to run through a blood of taste
when life odds itself from waste
the exit is to die
that is how i never ask why
because i am ready to die
when no shoulder on me
can not carry me (any further)

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extract from 'shoulder to lean on' from 'foot steps' june 2012 v.7

Submitted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Edited: Monday, August 06, 2012

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self assertiveness is key. we do need other people to help us through but ask yourself a question why and how will we survive without them or when they are no where any where else near us but the situation does?

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