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The Silence by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] The silenceBetween the wordsYou spokeWas the only truthYou've ever toldEverything elseYou've ever saidYou never meantYou always didWhat you never saidSaid everything you never didBut still I stayedI stayedFor the silent momentsWhen we become like strangersMeeting for the first...

Trauma is your skin by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] I have been watching youLiving your lifelike it was an apologyTo the happy faces around youLike it was meaninglessA pointless existencePlaying your part behindClosed curtainsFeeling like a regretThat won't go away,Tell me, how does itFeel to fear the...

The Rituals Of Men by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] The rituals of menAre told in dead silenceIn the morningWe wake up to pick broken bonesPieces of flesh and skinScattered weeping spiritsAnd wash away the smellOf blood from the air we breatheWith our tears who no longer cryFor...

His Father by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] His fatherFinallyCame back home20 years laterNeatly packedInside a brown coffinLike a gift that he promised to send to himThe day he leftThe boyNow a manOpened the coffinTo wrap his father's bodyWith all the painOf the nightsAnd daysHe criedAnger...

A poem about everything by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] When anxiety takes over my bodyTurning it into its own little colonyEngulfed by senseless fearOf harmless demonsWhen depression puts my sanity underA lockdown of darknessCutting the pathways of my willTo breatheAnd I feel my whole being getting lostIn...