Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

September 17, 2001 - Eswatini
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Sonnet XX – Feelings

LONELINESS is a better friend,
It sticks with me every minute, every hour of the day.
SORROW a good friend too.
It visits me by night, it never forsakes its hour.
REJECTION touches my shoulder
Every time I meet a special person.
It is a better friend to comfort,
I feel its touch on my shoulder down my spine.
REGRET is my best friend. It shares my bed at night.
It is there holding our hands, me and SORROW.
CARING is a bad friend. It forsakes me when I need him the most,
It is quick to whisper to my ear that, "Nobody gives a damn."
And PURE LOVE but why...?
It flees from me whenever I approach.

~ Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze
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