Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Salute You by Mgcini Nyoni

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All the single mothers
I salute you
You have gotten over
the one who did you wrong
broke your heart
and walked away from his responsibilities
And made you strong.
You have to deal with
gripe water
and supermarket tantrums
And on top of that
try to put food on the table
You have to deal
with the confusion of trying to figure
out if the smooth talking guy
you met the other day
is the real deal
And let’s all say a silent prayer
to those who treat you with respect
and refrain from the phrase
'damaged goods'
All the single mothers
I salute you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the subject matter is good but the writer has to be more poetic than this.