Dear Life

Dear Life

end-over-finished-typewriter-ss-1920-800x450By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa:

Dear Life

I have tried

I don't think there is anyone on this earth

That has cried as much as I have

So many tears in the name of love

I tried so hard, to give

I gave too much for I have nothing left

The feeling of having you in me used to give me joy

Pleasure that cannot be compared

Now; the same you-on-me is painful

Pain, I cannot handle anymore

It's like you release fire

It rushes into me

It's hell

No amount of tears stop you

You hold my hands and whisper

‘I love you’


How can love hurt me so much?

Kisses down my neck

“I'm sorry”

I don't even know what I'm apologizing for

But I'm sorry

Surely you hurt me so much because I did the unthinkable

I loved you too much

Being with you hurts

Every touch, it hurts

“I'm sorry”

Being away from you hurts just as much

If not even more

I always fear what I will arrive to

Which part of my body will your embrace scar this time?

For every bit of me has suffered through those hands

I gave all my life to you

Now it all seems meaningless

I can't take anymore

I would rather die

So dear life,

It's over…

Founder and Editor in Chief of the Readers Cafe Africa

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