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Definitions of beauty by Mbali

Mbali | January 6th, 2018 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Beauty lies in the eye
Of the beholder,
They say

You smile
Showing the very last tooth
In your mouth

Not that I actually
Fell for that
For I knew that although
They were white on the outside
They were always full of decay
In the inside

I held a glass in my hand
It showed a reflection
Of my swollen lip
Swollen from every false kiss

I broke this glass
And this time
It revealed the scattered pieces
Of my heart
A heart? Who even needs a heart
When a heart can be broken anyway?

Temptation came crawling
Like a snake
I squashed it at its head
LOYALTY is what I wrote
On my forehead
But I now erase this 7 lettered word
Like I erase,
Every memory of you…

With every ash from burnt memories
I let go…I survived

Poet Bio

Anelisa Tyulu is a writer and poet based in Cape Town. She is a renowned feminist, honoured for always using her voice as an instrument of change. She is currently compiling her debut collection, to be published in 2018.

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