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

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When you found love, you fly without wings 
Upward, up into the sky I intended to fly 
Innocent as I was, I became a victim 
Gravity won't let me fly where eagles fly

Future was crystal clear
I could see the light towards the end of a dark tunnel
I was flying amongst big birds
Gravity kept on pulling me down

In an instant my status was out
My pathetic infected body, my new label
Humiliated as I was, I stood up to my label 
Strong as I was, gravity pulled me down

I did not want to give up to my misery
Positive I had to be for my unborn baby
High above limits, I yearned to dwell
Gravity overpowered my intellect ability

Streets became my new home
Down and out, drowning to my own tears
Empty as a tin wide open, except my baby inside me
I had to push against gravity

Believe it or not
Gravity stings better than its rivals
Gravity has lost its animosity
Many rose above their positive status

H I V is about being positive
It has no gravity but inspire positive lifestyle
Like a fish eagle I had to snitch my life back 
Happy ending is not an illusion

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  1. Date: 12/27/2012 6:32:00 AM
    Yes, it is a dread illness..Some who are innocent of the "label" that goes with the illness have been infected and to me that is even worse..Enjoyed reading..Thanks for stopping by..That was a good scripture verse to associate with my poem..Sara

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    Date: 12/27/2012 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:01:00 PM
    Bongani Zungu, stopping by with my warmest thoughts~ my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 7:55:00 AM
    This poem is very close to my heart. i can recall the dark era where people used to be terrified by HIV and AIDS but through the NGO's hard work, HIV and AIDS is losing its momentum. I’m grateful for that. I dedicate this one to everyone who rose above HIV and ADIS.