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Benjamin by Thapelo Mahlatsi

19 December 2014 a poem a day challenge, poetry Comments Off on Benjamin by Thapelo Mahlatsi
My inadequate feelings
At your inadequate manners
Positioned like an inadequate scar!

Yes! You were reclaimed
Hand picked
Love at first sight
You got nothing at hello
You got me at hello
My hunk
Oh my beautiful Benjamin
My hello
That clitoris spotter
My nongoloza
Wena lehakwe la pelo yaka

While apartheid reigned
In our relationship
As you had to provide
A dompass to pass
Our union of boy and boy
Was to be a secret
A romantic boy and boy

The revelation of my true feelings
During one of our sexual escapades
Sent you running
Literally running
Yes my Benjamin
You ran
When ridiculed by your boys
At our boy and boy union
You ran
You succumbed to stigma
Allowed the world to choose for you
The candle i let
For your safe return
To my arms
Burned out
As my patience
Burned out
Thank you for taking part
For stopping by
But my next valentine
My next Benjamin
Smells good!
A single father of two
With a red car
I want better
I need better
I deserve better
Gaynation we absolutely deserve more.

I am a street poet and the founding member of “The Jouberton poetry sessions”.


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