Karabo Ntjana

Rookie - 0 Points (13 August 2004 / Pretoria - South Africa)

Unexpected Truth - Poem by Karabo Ntjana

I don't write rhymes.
I write pain.
I don't write fiction
I write facts.

They say the truth hurts
How come I never been hurt?
Not everyone wants to see you succeed
Some company you keep
Plans on stamping on you when you get down.
Some people you call friends
Plan to push you off the ladder.
.
You keep a grin on your face
Hiding jealousy within.
When she tells; I found a job.
That hatred feeling in your heart.
That sickness called jealousy
Yet you still go on for a celebration
While you plan to get her fired.
Oh; how malicious you can be.
.
You say you love her.
But your plans are to kill her joy.
You call her your dove
But behind closed doors; you call her a fool.
You say you love him.
Yet your plans are to leave him naked
You plan to strip off his being.
You plan to strip off his life.
Then you run out to say;
He is trash!
Oh; how unfortunate you can be.
.
You look into the mirror
You compare yourself to her.
You dislike your nose
You dislike your hair
You dislike the size of your head.
God looks at you;
And say all is well.
Because He knows He made you for a reason.
.
Where do you find the nerve
To kill someone's joy?
Where do you find the nerve
To lie bitterly to someone?
Where do you find the nerve
To call someone with insults because of her success?
Where do you find the nerve
To deny this piece
Whilst you know it's true?
.
Depression knocks on her door
Because of you.
Anxiety became her friend
Because of you.
She dislikes her being
Because of you.
She doesn't believe in love anymore
Because of you
She fears to walk freely
Because of you.
.
The company you keep
Can either decrease you
Increase you
Or neutralize you.
.
Truth hurts
Lies tickles.
If you laugh from this piece
You seem to be a lie yourself.
Don't kill me for the truth.

Topic(s) of this poem: betrayal, hurting, reality

Form: Narrative


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 12, 2018



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