A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

He Has Not Aged Well ~ Nolulama Msomi

He has not aged well.
Sadness,
Lurks over him,
And comforts him like cold blanket.
His permanent scowl, frightens even the gay birds that bless every uncertain day.
Miserable can a man possibly be so?
Side by side with his dominant beloved and his taxing offspring he is distracted
Attempting to experience the feeling even his depressed heart can no longer manufacture:
Elation.
His Dreams
That drowned in a pool of sewerage and wasted talent;
Were replaced by:
Regret for the wrong path he chose.


© Nolulama Msomi


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Grade 12
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1 comment:

  1. The immediacy of that first line pulled me right into the poem. The original imagery, the details of the portrait and the unfolding story kept me there. Terrific! It's also a vivid moral fable; if anything could serve as a warning, this should.

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