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Below is the poem entitled Cheated which was written by poet Emmanuel Balele. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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for a moment
i stopped and thought
that the moment i've been waiting for has finally come
but days,months and three years passed
that i came to realise
that my mind played me
i was still alone
and trapped in a maze
no real friends
and no one to trust
just alone
shedding those quiet tears
i used to shed before i went to kiwira.

Copyright © Emmanuel Balele

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  1. Date: 2/7/2010 8:35:00 AM
    I like this poem, I am able to relate in a matter of speaking. I could feel your your hope build to be let down.

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 12:01:00 AM
    well, a nice poem to read though sad, i enjoyed it.