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Now i know

Lore set in my mind
And I understood why
Poor is riches when one is content
Hand me contentment to triumph over my fears

Ideal life for me was to possess an abundance of riches  
As a young man I wanted to grow a happy chap 
Eye opening moments prevailed 
And changed my whole being

Many occasions in my life forced me to realize that
Happiness is for every man despite their state of wealth 
Mentors failed to unwind my state of unhappiness
Hacked by their shameful advices they vanished   

They run in different pathways 
Elate my soul so I can stand on my own 
They’ve feed me junk thus I’m stuck on their philosophy 
Emend my perceptions to flee their view of ordinary people 

Riches has created this wall around me and its separates us
People I grew up with can’t climb to where I am
Ridged is my life without real happiness
Peacetime is all I need for my soul  

Ordinary men has no walls around them
They are not afraid of scarcity 
Orders by economy has no grip over them
 They possess genuine happiness free of materialism 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/5/2014 4:26:00 PM
Bongani, you are high, and expressed yourself well. This is a very strong poem... Enjoyed...LINDA
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Bongani Zungu
Date: 9/8/2014 1:34:00 AM
Hello PD, what an awesome comment to start a day with on a Monday! You just gave me wings lol!
Date: 8/29/2014 10:50:00 AM
Bongani, an ordinary man always fine wisdom in philosophy. Your knowledge is excellence in that regards. Verlena
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Bongani Zungu
Date: 9/1/2014 2:37:00 AM
Hello Verlena, Thank you very much.