Spirit Poem by Thabani Khumalo

Spirit

Rating: 4.5


Imagine the protracted wait of the big thing,
Time passes and I'm over-weighed by the unseen burden;
Dictionary limitation making me seem unwise,
But too much wisdom vanishes un-discharged.

Every voice I hear delegates obligations:
I take orders I'd love to avoid.
My head is full by day and the silent night is a recourse
Yet, they assume that I am possessed with a legion of demons.

For decades - I have lived -
But I still cannot fathom a thought;
Nothing stabilizes in my head -
I cannot deduce from my childhood,
My feet are regarded as unclean
And I can't prevent my hands from being unclean.
How heavy a heart that is empty?

Many songs, I have written and as many, I have lost.
I have songs unsung, I have thoughts unsaid -
And the evil of the truth that grows untold.

Monday, June 29, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: spirit
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kenneth Maswabi 29 June 2015

A beautiful piece of poetry. Thank you very much for sharing.

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Thabani Khumalo 29 June 2015

thank you for reading and approving of my work, sir.

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Prabir Gayen 05 February 2019

Very inspiring poem dear poet.....thanks...

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Michael Walker 21 November 2018

A very honest, candid poem. 'To be possessed with a legion of demons' is an unhappy prospect. The mind can be full of conflicting thoughts that may deceive us. This poem really made me think.

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 November 2018

Life! ! Spirit! I take orders! ! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Phumla Khanyile 13 January 2016

How heavy a heart that is empty? I love the choice of words...it took me to a place, a feeling, a memory. Great work Poet!

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Tman Kiry 09 February 2016

how heavy a heart that is empty! this guy is surely a wizard if not god almighty.

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Thabani Khumalo 14 January 2016

please do remember to write me down as one of the greats. thank you very much

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Amitava Sur 07 July 2015

A beautiful imagery with a thoughtful idea.

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