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I am that child

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I am that child

I am that child

Who grew up from the deep dusty winds of the Cape!!
Who dwelled deep in the hectic intestines of poverty
Who’s voice was weakened by powerlessness,
Who lived like an ant between the elephants ,
Who became a mat to wipe the foot of the rich
Who became a victim of stereotypes of the rich ,
Who was lonely in the bunch of crowd ,
Whos presence portrayed pity to the self-righteous
I am that child and I hope you can remember me.

Who said rain never falls in the desert?
Who said zeroes never become heroes?
Who said David would never beat Goliath?
Who said an ant can never kill an elephant
Who said storms will last forever?
Never not even once!!

I am that child who saw the light in the dark
I am that child who conquered temptations with distinction
I am that child who was a zero who became a hero!
I am proud of my own achievement and not of free gifts


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  1. Date: 9/1/2011 4:44:00 AM
    Write some more mate, bring us some of your local life, most of us dummies need telling hey... every bugger on here is a different story:)

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 7:29:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Nzuzo. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 7:50:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative poetry today... enjoy the site with its many features as u share words with luv..

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 3:24:00 AM
    some of us suffered and struggled with poverty, i also had brain damage and lived in a fog, but after 16 years i fell out of the fog, like you i got up a bit:)