Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

September 17, 2001 - Eswatini
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SONNET XI – The Prayer

I've seen losers win the race,
I've seen weak ones keep the pace.
I've seen longer shots from way behind,
I've sought a voluble and a voluble was nowhere found.

I made promises, broke them all.
I made golden towers, and I watched them fall.
I made Caesar mine, I made tons of gold.
I sought my book and found my story was never told.

I pray for a stronger back.
I pray for a patient heart.
I pray for the wisdom to see
When and where to start.
May I have a quiet mouth, and a beauteous smile.
I don't pray for riches please, success can wait a while.

~ Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze
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