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(1992 March 03 / South Africa (eDutywa Eastern Cape, But Currently In Cape Town))

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A Lie Fooled Me

Eyes loud open
But blind enough reckon
Ears sound enough to hear
But none is able to bare

being fooled
Being doomed
Betrayal flowing its wonders
Dissappointment blowing its boaders

It is sad
If that pain is instilled
Just as it is bad
When loyalty has been distilled

If tears could talk
I would let there pain take a walk
And if my heart was never a rock
I would kept breaking like a door lock

How do your repair
That which can not be repeared
Ones trust is lost
Like a chicken I'll let roast
Because you do not
Derserve my trust.

Submitted: Sunday, March 11, 2012


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  • Hulisani Maliavusa (9/9/2012 10:16:00 AM)

    felt the mood! ! something i barely feel in most poems

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  • Ngaka Motaung (4/19/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    A brave way to say it without compromising principle.Thank you for this beautiful poem

  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (3/19/2012 5:15:00 AM)

    They think we are blind and dump....its life my man, they are too busy enriching themselves, forgeting to be kind to us on their way up, coz they'll need us on their way down....superb poem Anele.

  • Dave Walker (3/13/2012 11:04:00 AM)

    Once trust is lost its a very hard thing to get back.
    A great poem.

  • Neela Nath (3/12/2012 11:34:00 PM)

    The mental status of a deprived person is revealed very nicely thru this poem. Good write!

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