Captive

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minds held captive

creative geniuses shut down

dream within the bounds set forth

greatness has already been achieved

shackled at the feet

yes you may walk,but not run

you may go here,but use this route

this roads we have built for you

they are the highways to success

this GPS we built for you

why do you need to navigate the stars?

screens and smoking mirrors

we might as well be blindfolded

eyes open,presumably seeing

but we are blind to everything

hands too soft,too weak to grip reality

we fumble in darkness,our own ignorance

sitting in our own filth

attacking each other with a vengeance

when really the powers that be

poked each of us,sat back and enjoyed the show

front row seats,and cried crocodile tears

are we really superior to animals?

 

 

 

 

 

 

the peace after the storm

the wind howls

screaming it flings sand and debris

assaulting all in its path

the trees shake wildly,as they are stripped bare

all life whimper,terror-stricken

the war rages on

till the break of dawn

as the stars give way to morning light

peace and serenity once more

reigns over the land

soothing the hearts and souls of the troubled

the welcome rays of the sun

once more warms those frozen solid

natures rebuilds itself,post calamity

she gathers the sobbing mess in a hug

her wrinkled face,a canvas

telling a story spanning many decades

wisdom illuminated in her brown eyes

“you see my child,darkness..

with its trials and tribulations..

unspeakable horror and evil

is not forever

the scars you bear,are the testimony

of your triumph and glory

for there is beauty in the rugged terrain

broken you become a beautiful mosaic”

half of a woman

cradling him in her arms

slowly rocking to and fro

humming songs ancient,passed down generations

conveying love and comfort

a mother’s soft embrace,love

and he..fruit of her womb

peacefully sleeps,perfect

replica of his father,embodiment of their  love

a woman fulfilled,blessed

her heart overflowing with pure joy,content

beaming down at him,he plants delicate kisses

on his tiny cheeks, his very first..

a perfect family,society’s golden achievement

silently she watches,tears flowing unchecked

instinctively her hand clasps her pelvic

where life refuses to thrive

the grave,where her marriage and womanhood

went to die..

she the outcast of society..the lowest among all women

“barren”they whisper at every damn family function

she now feels empty,lifeless

 

pssst!so sorry for my long absence,I am now back and hopefully will be able to post more often now.Thanks always!much love

 

 

 

SILENCED

a wolf howling in the full moon

blood dripping down,my blood

my weary body in tatters

my self worth in shreds

that beast ripping out my innards

and I pitifully hobble towards help

staring questioningly,with half baked sympathies

but what did you to him?

you must have provoked him

drew him out of the dark bowels

in which he dwells

taunted him till he charged

I want to scream!

shout my innocence from the highest tower

He attacked me!

bloodthirsty he stalked me

but my cries are drowned by the loud chatter

of biased voices sealing my fate

delivering judgement with no fair trial

I should have been..more careful

In the name of love

via Daily Prompt: Exposed

sweating profusely,love seeping  through his pores

body and mind he sacrificed

for his queen,he laboured

adorning her in the finest

till that cursed day,he espied her in the slums

she.. a servant to another man

pining,grovelling at his feet

casting away the sparkly crown

discarding the fine gown for a sack

reduced to a nobody

in the pursuit of love unrequited

his heart broke for his queen

barely recognisable beneath the garb she wore

at this moment he knew

she never was his queen

and he took his love far away

 

 

MONSTER IN MY BED

 

Black And White, Woman, Dark, Hidden, Eye, Fear, Spooky

A haunting in my house

I,the recipient of the curse

unbeknown to most

the shadows engulf me

darkness drowning me

love shuns me,spits on me

I, the unlucky one

kicked to the curb

punched out of the ring of love

bruised,broken and alone

nursing my broken soul

to keep a semblance of normality

for who would believe me?

for he is my knight in shining amour..they say

we have sailed off to our happily ever after

if only they knew…

the demon masquerading as God’s angel

the monster terrorising me

demolishing my sense of self,my pride

barricaded me inside the burning house

as I claw at the walls,helpless

my resolution and will to live melting into tears

pools of despair,self-loathing flowing down

the aged,battered  face,forever masked in makeup

as he stands before me,

his eyes red with anger,fire leaping in the dark hollows

where love once shone

that day…when I said “i do”

how would I have known

that I was descending into hell?

SELF

a force of nature

an ocean at rest

perceived a dove,docile and soft

an open book,written in Latin,the language of love

perused by the passionate

understood by the dedicated  scholars

a romantic,yearning intimacy and love

yet too afraid to open up and leap into oblivion

a lover of people, yet too crippled to function socially

a lover of words,an imagination too colourful and vivid

a freak of nature,understood by a few

humbled by life,strengthened by pain

barbered wire across the fortress

guarding treasures within

layers upon layers..a riddle too mind-boggling to solve

a fortress grey and dark,forlorn

but within a warm fire burns,to warm your cold heart

truly I tell you..sift through the layers tirelessly

for the reward is great

once you touch her soul,engraved in her heart

unlock her crazy

life becomes just a little bit bearable and warm

you just need to understand her,love her as is

and the world is yours

 

 

love

Bokang Kegorogile

 

A birthday dedication to myself.I came into this world hollering on this day,18 April 1995.Happy birthday to me!22 years of age