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Honest Hearts

Mzi Mahola

When I first saw her
She derailed my heart.

She came like a vision
A goddess to maim virgin hearts
Yet we were neighbours;
Where had she been hiding?

Day and night
She filled my thoughts
And my eyes watered for her,
But again
She vanished like a comet.

She surfaced after a month
And I invited her
Walking on air;
No! I’m not your type,
I’m rubbish
Don’t waste your time on me
Or I’ll break your heart,
She said.
Damaged,
My heart bled and choked
At her honesty.

It turned out
That she was my friend’s sister.
He said to me,
It is true, she’s rubbish
Keep away from her
Or she’ll break your heart;
Most of the time she follows the wind.
Soon she was gone with the wind
This time for good.

Though I had been warned
That the cave was dark inside
I still wanted to go in
And see for myself.




LitNet: 02 August 2006

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