Sale usuthula mama wami

By Gabisile Mthembu

My body has finally met the cold ,my life has been final sent into a journey I wasn’t prepared for .you gave birth kulesisiqalekiso sesitabane .I’ve live where your words of shame about me turned into a lyric “isilingo sesitabane”

Thula manje mama wami.your tears should be water to clean the pain of wounds you created in me, you’re no longer in shame,you’ve been freed kulesiqalekiso sesitabane esikuhlekisa nabantu your own child mama wami.

I am now free from the words that attached me daily ,wounded the best part of me,I’ve been sent into a world a home for everyone no body will fight me but loves usuthula mama wami .

My body will meet the soil and commit itself to it ,where forever ill be resting ,where no eyes will see my flesh no more. I’ve finally set you free from embarrassment and laughter from your neighbours usale kahle mama wami ,sala usuthula mama wami.

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