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True Introspection

Did you go to school and study law?
Why do you feel the need to comment on my every flaw?                                             Oh! Your right to freedom of expression, agreed.                                                        
But why take it to the extent of causing someone’s depression?                                  
Is it plain boredom or is there a hole in your soul that you need to feed?
Day in, day out, you sit there and gossip.                                                                     Wake up it’s not a paying job, stop being mean and sordid.
                                      
Whenever she walks by, you call her names.                                                               Since you’re so big on rights, what about her right to dignity and a good name?
Do tell me, what is it exactly that you gain,                                                                    from causing so her so much stress, agony and pain?
                                                  
Her colourful soul you have tainted,                                                                                    and trust me it cannot be fixed by being painted.                                                       Please tell me why you have so much hatred.
I am clueless, please put me in the picture and I’ll get you a new frame.                  
A kind that contain all your hate and rage, that can have you start on a new page.
Start afresh with no regrets,                                                                                                                                a promising life with no secrets.
                                                                                                                          
Buamotho, thetha or khuluma,                                                                                                      uyegeleukuziyenzauguluva.
You’ve got a new lease on life… and you’re now leading a good life.                           
You now know how to thrive without putting in a knife in the backs of those in your life.   Right the ones you have wronged,                                                                             Apologise, rebuild friendships and strengthen bonds.
Vow never to go back to the tongue lashing destruction, for you have healed and found a sense of purpose and direction.

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