Taken - Poem by Sandile mngadi.
I am sitting in this house left by my parents
I am an orphan in the eyes of the community but in me I am not
Losing my parents makes me fill like a new man
Being alone makes me learn to go out there and hustle
Happy are those who still have parents
I see myself having a lot of friends who see my home as a playground
Loool when you have a house young as I am, everyone knocks in the mid of the night asking for a place to sleep with their partners
When the girl is pregnant you see woman with blankets with their kids knocking at your door and when she is asked are you the guy that made her pregnant? She reply no
Your home becomes a pointing house for all the wrongs in the community
Your friends that do wrong come with their staff and leave it by you, end up being the mob target
Neighbours try and defend you “this boy is a good orphan”
Mob beat you while saying name your friend that you do wrongs with
Police vans come and go at your home; you are a suspect in all wrongs of the community
Even when they are bored they knock a do rounds with you
At that juncture you even wish you had someone who can salvage you from this drama
Save you where you are an orphan with no one to save you
Start dating and the woman family call you names Skhotheni etc
Due to the love she ends up pregnant family comes to see you and ask you is this your child
When you give maintenance they ask themselves where you are getting the money from
Others say oohh they wonder which family is crying. Who you rob today?
At that juncture the woman phone and say the child is ill
At that moment you not sure whether it’s because of your family or that the child is ill
Even your woman start losing faith in you due to the family negative comments and views
You lose her to a guy viewed as right by her family
When they convince her you are not right for her they say” you will see fresh woman with nice legs and all careers driven”
At that dark light you hear the child is no more, she passed on
God took her away from you
Sandile Mngadi (Umhlaziyi Ozimele)
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