A sip of blood - the dream of a newborn: A POEM

I have walked through the steps of life

Journeyed along its paths

Seen its many faces

Sat on its many laps

Felt its scourge

Eaten from its pain

Drank from its bitterness

Played on its thorny leaves

I have seen it all


Life has taught me the way of love

Shown me the door to hate

Banged my head on it jealousy

Slapped me with its betrayal

In its suffering I bathed

Chewing of its crudeness

Wandered in its discrimination

Abandoned to its horror



I have cried bitterly

I have begged endlessly

I have searched aimlessly

I have screamed without restraint

Like a lunatic I wandered

Singing songs of sorrow

I have wept through smiles

Asking in confusion

My eyes are puffed up

My face swollen

My mouth shouting a cry

My heart is bloody


What did I do?

Why have I failed?

Where did I go wrong?

Who is my tormentor?

How did this happen?


My eyes spill of tears

My mouth sing of cries




Her body on the floor

The woman that mothered me

Whose breast I sucked

On whose mouth I sucked

The woman who gave me life

Brought down like a fly


She made me

In her I lived


My heart pants

Vengeance is my meal

Never will I let go

My blood I shall give

To right the wrongs of her betrayer

One who shared from her loins.


Copyright©²ᴼ¹² - Ubani Alexander Thandi


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh my goodness . . . this is profoundly dramatic and surely expresses that rage. Beautifully written. Wow, you are a very gifted poet no doubt one bit there! Didn't see that ending coming. Keeps one reading until the end for sure.

Voted up++++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

I like the dramatic feel to a sip of blood .. you've created visuals that stimulate the eys my friend voted awesome!!!!


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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos Author

I say to Faith Reaper and Frank Atonacio that the motivation and kindness your words show to me will be rewarded in quantum.

You both shall fly far far above the house of success and abundance shall be yours forever.

Just another way of showing my appreciation.

you two will ever be most blessed.

Thandi


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is hauntingly beautiful. Awesome write. Thank you..


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Welcome back ubani :)

Beautiful way to describe life...loved it.


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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks Ruby, your opinion always matters.

Hope you re doing quite well?

All the best to you great woman.


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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks my Dear Ruchira. I am so grateful for your kind and wonderful words. I am so thrilled.

Be most blessed.

Thandi


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BongSantos 3 years ago from Philippines

You're correct, life is a struggle. Some loads are heavy; we need strong backs to survive the ordeals. Another superb poem! Thanks.


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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos Author

My dear Bong,

I cherish each word of expression here written by you. You help me carry on through your wonderful reviews. I am most grateful.

Peace to you brother.

Thandi

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