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The Awakening by Siphiwe Hlongwane

Siphiwe Hlongwane | Dec 27th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

During the awakening
When young women
Folded their graves
Back to earth
Reclaiming their flesh
And bones from the weeping soil,
Bitter old men
Were busy killing the sunlight
And hiding the moon
Under the weight of their sins
Thinking God doesn’t know
Who drank the blood
Of our little girls.

Poet Bio

Siphiwe Hlongwane is an avid reader and writer of poems and short stories. Some of his work has been published on Poetry Portion, Praxis Magazine Online and Fundza.mobi. He resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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