Andiswa Mvanyashe

Rookie - 10 Points (07-05-1986 / Qumbu (Eastern Cape))

Is It…? - Poem by Andiswa Mvanyashe

Is it the tears of a hungry child?
Abused, neglected, beaten and bruised?
Is the cry of a woman watching her child die?
Are these the tears of a woman watching her husband leaving her for a man?
Is this an abused soul, lost hope and sad?
Is it life lived but not enjoyed?
Is it the cursed generation?
Rags torn crying
Ashes buried in a head of man
Flies having a party
World stinking with no air to breathe
Is it death prophesied?
Is it pain, anguish yet to come?
Is it the sign of the end times?
Is it what I see happening?
Mystery hidden in the heart of man
Tales never told, I will never tell

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Comments about Is It…? by Andiswa Mvanyashe

  • Zwelethu Siwaphiwe Shweni (7/17/2016 5:06:00 AM)


    I like line 4, indeed great poem (Report) Reply

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  • (5/23/2012 5:54:00 AM)


    Great poem, loved it!
    Siya_! !
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012



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