i am afraid
I AM AFRAID
I cannot express my views anymore
Not stand in front of them anymore,
I use to be afraid but now I am afraid.
I use to be afraid of ghost at night,
Snakes, dogs but now I am afraid…
Afraid of my brother, afraid of my
Sizothi kutheni na xa beziphathisa okwezinja?
I use to be afraid but now I am afraid
You go at hospital they take you,
Go at church they bomb the church,
At school they kidnap you…
I am afraid of getting out of line
Today I have a sharp weapon to
God forgive me, devil come
Face me, talking failed me.
If it was illness I would cure it
If it was disease still cure it,
But it’s not a virus, not a
Sickness, its stupidity and
I AM AFRAID.
Copyright © Mthetheleli Gwaza | Year Posted 2017
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