Elizabeth Jacqueline Mpanga

Rookie - 214 Points (27th June,1984 / Zambia, Kabwe)

Keeping On - Poem by Elizabeth Jacqueline Mpanga

Accepting rejection from a heart that once was yours is painful
you feel unloved and unwanted as you are left with so many painful questions
were did i go wrong?
what did i not do? if i did more would they have stayed and loved me more?
am i lovable? will i ever find the one true love that i seek?

all of them very painful questions that we all ask ourselves
yet this changes not our present reality
it drives you into a painfully real despair
its a long winding road that seems to have no end

then the anger creeps in, how can they hurt me so?
what did i ever do to deserve this?
then comes the blame
but all this does very little to change our present reality

the self pity comes and just drains all the energy
it makes you pity yourself
the loneliness strolls in and by God makes your heart ache so much
the grief is unbareable,

the numbness skides in to shield your heart
so you just float through the emotions as you can no longer feel anything
at this point you become a passenger on your own emotional journey

finally you wake up one day and the pain is gone
you are tired and beat down
but you get up, with new found hope only this time you are wiser
so you cast the dy again and hope that someone catches it


Comments about Keeping On by Elizabeth Jacqueline Mpanga

  • (5/3/2011 4:58:00 PM)


    wonderful confessive poem...very sad indeed, but the message is very well penned..thank you for sharing..Mari (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 7, 2013


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