Baggage by Lerato Tsotetsi

Lerato Tsotetsi | Aug 18th, 2017 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

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You do not look like someone who has had their heart broken before.
I chuckled and asked, “what does a person who has been hurt before look like”?
“Definitely not like you”, he said.

Should I unbandage these stale wounds?
That have managed to stitch themselves together
I bet these reeking scars will leave you in awe

Should I bear a cross on my bloody back?
Carry every man’s sin; then be crowned with thorns on this heart
After that man has spat on my womanhood

Should I wear a cloak of self pity and despair?
Get drunk on depression and high on suicidal thoughts
“to be or not to be”

Should I walk around naked?
Just to give your tongue the satisfaction of vomiting filth
about the deranged naked harlot

Should I eat my feelings so publicly?
Pour my woes into every traveller
Show them just how disgusting these scars really are

Tell me, would you still be here?[/tab]
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Lerato Tsotetsi is a naturally born writer and a performing artist. She is 24 years old and resides in Pretoria.
Lerato is very ambitious and works smart. She is pursuing a career in performance art and writing.
Her motto is: Live vibrantly and always bring positive change wherever you go.[/tab]



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