londiwe buthelezi

Rookie (31 may 1991 / empangeni, south africa)

Grief - Poem by londiwe buthelezi

It rips through your body.
Grazing, raking, shaving away all the
protective layers you put up all those years before.
layers you used to cover all the pain
you couldn't possibly show to others.
Grief exposes you.
shows everyone what you really are like inside.
raw and helpless...


Comments about Grief by londiwe buthelezi

  • (4/24/2009 12:36:00 AM)

    Amen.

    Cheers.
    Subroto
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  • (4/20/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    No doubt about it. When we grieve openly in public, we are exposing our emotions....in the right company...this can be a very cathartic feeling.
    Hugs,
    Dee
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  • (3/30/2009 5:52:00 AM)

    Like putting a weight on our lives. Though it eats away our energies, because of the strength of it's feelings generated. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2009 11:20:00 PM)

    Striking and powerful imagery expressing a lot of honesty. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2009 6:11:00 AM)

    Wow its so true. thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Jenna Thomas (3/20/2009 11:19:00 AM)

    I love it. If only people would stay so true and honest :) (Report)Reply

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  • (3/19/2009 5:15:00 AM)

    Yes it does londiwe, but it's for the best if you let it out, let it show... Andrew 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2009



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