Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

September 17, 2001 - Eswatini
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Ballad of Wasted Years

I have sang with Tennessee the song of the south,
I have kissed many tender lips with my crimson
I have been with Politicians to the mountain top,
I have crossed without doubt the red gates that writ
in it, "STOP".
I have danced with a cotton dress that danced in
the wind,
And cheated on my wife and told my conscience,
"Never mind".
I married two wives just to see if the love was the
I have covered with filth and fame my precious

Listen to he that sits down to write who has stood
up to live
Than he who writes but his heartfelt shot didn't
Is wisdom found not amongst the experienced and
Really what shore can you learn from a bird that's

I have made mistakes and lived my wasted years,
But this I learned, that wisdom and knowledge do
not dwell on a table of fears.

~ Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze
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