Of all the wiseman I’ve met in my life
None could give me understanding
Of all the search engines on the net
None could answer what’s kept me hostage
Of all the gods in the world
None could give reason to my existence
Of all the substances that I’ve taken
None could take away the pain
Of all the men I’ve given myself to
None could give me what I need
Living in a world that embraces suffering
With a promise of a saviour that will heal
Can your saviour reimburse me my years?
Years He gave to a creation He promised to take care of
Why should I embrace this suffering
When I could jump off a building and end it all?
Why should I accept this responsibility
When I was created without the freedom of choice
Man has answers to how a whale swallowed a human
But can never answer how life swallowed my childhood
Are we not children born to enjoy the leisure of being alive?
Sihle Tumani ©️ 2018
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