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My Sad Reality

My reality is a world
that is cold,
a place that holds confusion
more than a maze.
a place where colour doesn’t matter_
or does it?
a place where black and white
are not just colors
but something of great importance_
one would kill for;
so I stay in the grey area.

My reality is a place where they say sexuality
doesn’t matter but they look at
you with smiles on their lips and
frowns in their eyes_
reminding you that you are queer_
like Quasimodo; the
hunch back of Notre Dame
you hide_ the world has no
place for freaks.

My reality is a place where a mother nurses her young till it
is old enough for the slaughter house_
is post natal stress stronger
than a mother’s love?
My reality is of a place
where the rich exploit the poor
is it that the poor are too afraid
to act on their whim?
or they are just too lazy_

In my reality everything
mirrors each other_
love and hate
rich and poor
black and white

So I stay in the grey area
so that I don’t get tainted.

Aries RageĀ©

About Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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  1. Aries Rage is a Golden writer

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    Posted by EDWARD NRS DZONZE | Oct 24, 2020, 09:15

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Connie V

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Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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