Tafadzwa Jacha

Rookie (27 April 1993 / Bulawayo)

The Journey Into Myself - Poem by Tafadzwa Jacha

Why Do I Smile, When I Really Want To Smirk.
Why Should I Embrace, When I Really Want To
Why Should I Bless, When I Really Want To Curse.
Why Should I Salute,
When I Really Despise.
If I Do Not Smile,
I'm Being Conceited.
If I Don't Embrace,
I'm Being Proud.
If I Don't Bless,
I'm Being Malevolent.
If I Don't Salute,
I'm Being Rude.
I Can't Be Certain Of How I Feel Then.
I'm Jus A Rigged Up Puppet With A Set Of Socially
Approved Emotions To Exhibit.
What I Am Then,
Is Not Who I Am.
Be Very Careful Of Me Then,
Coz I Don't Really Know How I Feel.
Maybe My Dear Friend I Don't Really Like You,
Im Jus Executing My Societal Duty.
Maybe My Lover,
My Beloved,
My Bride,
I Don't Love You,
I'm Jus Going Through The Motions Set Deeply
Within My Person.
Be Very Careful Then My Elder Maybe I Don't Really
Respect You,
I'm Jus Putting On An Act.
Be Very Wary My Enemy Maybe I Don't Really
Hate You,
Im Jus Pretending For The Greater Good.
Everyone Stands Tested,
I Don't Know How I Feel,
I Don't Know How To Feel.
I Have Been Told What To Feel From Childhood.
I Can't Change Now That Would Be Very
Disrespectful Indeed.
Hopefully Someday I Shall
Take That Journey Into Myself,
My Heart,
All Articles, Individuals and Intentions Shall I
Then I Will Know How To Love
What, Who, And Why To Love.
Hopefully I Will Also Know How To Hate,
Why, Who And What To Hate.
I Shall Keep My Heart Open However To A Host Of
Other Emotions But Until Then.
I Shall Be Smiling At My Enemies And
Inflicting Wounds Upon They That I Love Truly.
Its The Status Quo,
What Society Wants,
Me Being Very Respectful I Shall Continually Oblige
Until The Aforesaid Day.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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