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Death, My Gateway

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Death, My Gateway

I was out on the street
I ran the hood like my life
My cash was that of powder
CHEQUES made from tablets

Church folk came to me for donations
Shop owners paid me for protection
I had twelve souls for my protection
& Had too much love for Prostitution

One morning the sun never pitched
One day, morning never came
One afternoon I laid on my back
One evening, my mother, a tear she did shed

 I felt it sharp, I felt it hot
Metal through flesh, blood through my veins
I fell hard.  Heart beating slow down
Slowly fading, slowly dying

Chest opening up, soul freely escaping
Mortal coil unwrapped, back to the oil 
Eternal spirit back to the father
Then met death,
Now I sleep  

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  1. Date: 12/30/2010 11:12:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Mothusi. I will be back after the New Year to read more of your poetry. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Love, Carol