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    Author: Lungi Msusa

    My name is Lungi Msusa but writing as Lungi Shigo Msusa, I'm from South Africa. I started writing poetry few years ago, now poetry is my everything. Born 25 November 1967 in Mdantsana the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa



    Poetry

    Suffocation

    Suffocation
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    I'm running away from suffocation
    I'm old enough to make up my own mind
    I knows what is good for me
    -
    When my own freedom isn't mine,
    When my happiness isn't mine, 
    No matter how good I am, I suffocate 
    -
    I feel like I'm trying to please others
    I wanna be me, I want my own life
    I can't follow others to the end of me
    -
    Like a rat in a maze I'm trying to find me
    As a parent let go, I'm my own person
    As a lover don't push, I'm doing my best
    -
    You're suffocating me, I want out
    I can't be what you've failed to be l tried
    I wanna tour my own likes and dislikes
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    I'm suffocating, it's my curse
    I'm trying to please everyone
    You want me to be you admit it
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    ©Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    Guilt

    Guilt

    The sorrow, the hurt, the pain
    The sad bad memories, 
    The suicidal thoughts,
    All are bad calls of guilt

    You burning in your own fire everyday
    You toss and turn sleep turns on you
    Days are too long nights are scary
    Love tries to comfort but guilt always win

    Like a doctor on his first patient's death
    It's always his fault, he thinks blindly
    And death becomes cruel and targets him
    Yes death is for the living not the dead

    The sorrow, the hurt, the pain
    The sad memories and suicidal thoughts
    A disturbed mind and lack of life
    Like addiction guilt sticks forever

    Who are you without a guilty conscience
    Are you sure you're still human?
    What's with the heart of stone?
    Get off your high horse life is gonna get you

    Ice princess where's that heart of gold?
    Politicians you were elected by people

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    Brainwashed by HISTORY

    Brainwashed by HISTORY
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    From a generation of God's creation
    I believed a man is the first being here
    You're a part of my ribs only not all of me
    So you're an inferior weak being to me
    -
    I can do many of the things you can do
    But try to do what I can I'm the toughest
    To balance scales your weapon is love
    You love more and that's killing me softly
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    Love has a color of a union of eternity
    Love has a weak heart full of passion
    Yet love is stronger than anything alive
    Love tames the fires of a brave dragon
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    Make me fall in love with your heart
    Be intimate with me and ask who's strong
    My manpower will be lost satisfying you
    Oh you'll only cry, moan as we make LOVE
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    Bound by history of brainwashed HATE 
    I forgot to give you love my sweetheart
    I abuse your stronghold taking advantage
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    Merrily merrily life is but a dream

    Merrily, merrily life is but a dream
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    Why do you always come here?
    Why do you always darken my days?
    Your anger doesn't talk and doesn't cry
    I'm tired of waiting for your forgivenes 
    -
    I betrayed your love I caused you pain
    But I'm still here, I wanna be your pain
    I wanna see you everyday I'm Pain
    Maybe that will heal both of us, let's talk
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    They say time heals all wounds
    but you're afraid of our time in history?
    Time doesn't go from January to December
    But it goes straight to history for us
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    Time is shorter than we all think it is
    Why do you always darken our joy?
    Why can't we just ride on forgiveness?
    Is your aim to punish our non existent history?
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    My dreams are haunted by your hate
    Release me start the song let's sing
    Our forgetten duet is calling for our voices

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    Maiden turned temptress

    A maiden turned temptress
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    Denied a host through exorcism
    A lost demon is wondering through time
    Looking for innocent virgin as a new host
    It needs to breed again it settles in Africa 
    -
    Africa an innocent impoverished planet
    A perfect place for Lucifer to call home
    God's word is talked about by only a few
    Maidens are bootylicious from the cradle
    -
    Besides a rippling waterhole it waited
    She felt a cold breeze searching her soul
    Only hopeless mortal frame she is to him
    She felt the cold embrace from the breeze
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    Terrifying trepidations a maiden is lost
    A maiden is turned a temptress right there
    Mortal soul has drank the tinted water
    Desires for intimacy warmed her insides
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    Any type of man is desired by her soul
    Captured she's a beautiful excited zombie
    She wants a baby, she's gonna get you
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    Highway to hell (18+)

    Highway to Hell (18+)
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    Moonlight and roses my aphrodisiacs
    Fullmoon has a history with my sex buds
    They just come alive like Spring petals
    Like a fox I howl with fullmoon thirsty for sex
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    I'm a blood thirsty horny hound to whores
    Sex worker you quench my sex desires 
    I fuck you good on full moon at o'clock 
    You cry aloud as I pay you with scourge   
    -
    I love you unconscious with my scorn
    You start hating my face after fullmoon 
    I'm on a highway to hell my drunk dad
    told me while beating my whoring mom 
    -
    Our hunger forced my mom to turn tricks
    Alcoholic abusive dad made things worse
    Never looked for a job with his anger
    Always beating mom to a pulp on our watch
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    She turned a sex worker behind his back
    Just for us to have food on the table
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    A story of poison Ivy

    A story of poison Ivy

    Lost in the dungeons of crazy desires
    I'm a man running away from ageing
    I'm caught up in the fountain of youth
    Have tested the young blood's passion
    In a planned sequence lazy soul is falling

    To poisonous paradise I'm addicted 
    New young heart got me rejuvenated
    Poison Ivy why you for my heart?
    Why creeping all over my heart?
    Why me I'm deeply in love?

    Noone has ever done this to me
    I'm flying without wings, why?
    One crazy taste of your lips I'm sold
    Rights to my heart and my love 
    I gave you not believe me

    What do I tell my innocent baby love?
    She's waiting for this troubled heart
    You doing to me her heart's desire
    Now you doing it excessively
    Poison Ivy why me I'm in love?

    She never did anything to you
    All she ever does is loving me
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    Stop women abuse

    Stop women abuse
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    Looking at her pain now what do you see?
    Are you happy you are a monster to her?
    You've forgotten to be her lover...why?
    You're just a coward in love with a punching bag
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    Why make her the prisoner of love?
    Love is supposed to bring joy inside
    Love is supposed to make her glow
    Yours it's bringing sorrow and misery 
    -
    Why do you love to laugh at her shivers?
    Your upbringing has nothing to do with her
    You are meant to love and cherish her
    To be her strength in love and affection
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    You are a bully born from a house of pain
    Your anger is misdirected try me I'm your size
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa 

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    In the Zone

    In the Zone
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    When I'm in the Zone
    I zoom in I concentrate
    You're the only thing in mind
    I do right and say right words
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    I make love passionately
    The love I had for you overwhelms
    I take you places you've never been
    You moan in tongues and call out my name
    -
    Your multiple orgasms take time
    You push me away in anger like I've done something wrong you kick in spasms you wanna be left alone for a while
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    When I'm in the Zone love follows trend 
    I'll never be alone in the Love Zone
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    In the Zone

    In the Zone
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    When I'm in the Zone
    I zoom in I concentrate
    You're the only thing in mind
    I do right and say right words
    -
    I make love passionately
    The love I had for you overwhelms
    I take you places you've never been
    You moan in tongues and call out my name
    -
    Your multiple orgasms take time
    You push me away in anger like I've done something wrong you kick in spasms you wanna be left alone for a while
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    When I'm in the Zone love follows trend 
    I'll never be alone in the Love Zone
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    In the Zone

    In the Zone
    *
    When I'm in the Zone
    I zoom in I concentrate
    You're the only thing in mind
    I do right and say right words
    -
    I make love passionately
    The love I had for you overwhelms
    I take you places you've never been
    You moan in tongues and call out my name
    -
    Your multiple orgasms take time
    You push me away in anger like I've done something wrong you kick in spasms you wanna be left alone for a while
    -
    When I'm in the Zone love follows trend 
    I'll never be alone in the Love Zone
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    In the Zone

    In the Zone
    *
    When I'm in the Zone
    I zoom in I concentrate
    You're the only thing in mind
    I do right and say right words
    -
    I make love passionately
    The love I had for you overwhelms
    I take you places you've never been
    You moan in tongues and call out my name
    -
    Your multiple orgasms take time
    You push me away in anger like I've done something wrong you kick in spasms you wanna be left alone for a while
    -
    When I'm in the Zone love follows trend 
    I'll never be alone in the Love Zone
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    Chains of love

    Chains of love
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    Chains of love ties my heart to you
    It's a crimson moon you are dancing
    And my dance is on crimson tides
    There's no smile in falling Autumn leaves 
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    I'm in love but I wanna run the other way
    My face is crimson with embarrassment
    Your token of love is too much for my loving heart, It can't be this hot in autumn
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    My gosh you have burning love desires
    You are more than my fire could handle
    My loving heart is always a step behind
    Your loving ego so uptown for me it's an embarrassment
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    Unchain my heart we're stars away in love
    Don't make me close the door let me walk
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    Chains of love

    Chains of love
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    Chains of love ties my heart to you
    It's a crimson moon you are dancing
    And my dance is on crimson tides
    There's no smile in falling Autumn leaves 
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    I'm in love but I wanna run the other way
    My face is crimson with embarrassment
    Your token of love is too much for my loving heart, It can't be this hot in autumn
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    My gosh you have burning love desires
    You are more than my fire could handle
    My loving heart is always a step behind
    Your loving ego so uptown for me it's an embarrassment
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    Unchain my heart we're stars away in love
    Don't make me close the door let me walk
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    How can I ease the pain

    How can I ease the pain?
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    Seating watching the misty blue see
    I felt it's pain inside and its loneliness
    The fog has captured it's heart jealously
    The face is gloom, who has passed on?
    -
    Who's taken your shine away Mr sea?
    Is your sun stolen by the ugly seagulls?
    I see them eating the confused fishes
    There's no laughter of penguins  in love
    -
    But to my surprise your meadows  are bright
    They're watching the wonder in curiosity
    Is there something sinister under the fog?
    The fog is from the horizon to the cost
    -
    Well now I'm starting to miss my sunshine
    I'm missing the laughter of sea life
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    She wants a he or a her

    She wants a her or a him
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    She belongs to the Elite's club
    No church no higher being
    No man to tell her a what not
    She has her high life to live on a laptop
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    Life nowadays is technically feasible
    Her Elite's club hooks her up at a click 
    She pays for her topclass fullfillment 
    No regular, she doesn't have to know you
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    She's flying high on the Elite's cult
    She's a beautiful nob and she's organized
    She pays you go away forever, you're done
    She's gonna enjoy you that all she wants
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    Happy with life she a high roller
    Now all she wants is a baby to love
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    A better tomorrow

    A better tomorrow
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    I'm looking at life with an eagle's eye
    What I see is impaling to the eye
    Hoovering over the heads at work
    the good that men did interred with their bones 
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    Martin Luther King Jr had a dream
    Nelson Mandela had a good vision
    I found myself looking deep at the dreams and visions of the two esteemed men
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    In our creator's heart dying was never on the menu until after the first sin in Aden 
    I'm in Aden again with the visions of Nelson Mandela and the dreams of Martin Luther
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    My township is breathing anew mother is on the stove soul food smells great
    The greenery is back the hand of God is out minding over dying, it Paradise again
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    I'm smiling again as I come back to Earth
    An eagle has to land, this time I'm full of change, my paradise is possible with each one teaching many the teachings of life
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    Call me angry call me mad

    Call me angry, call me mad
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    Born the same day
    Born at the same center
    But you don't know my name
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    Your life is different
    from mine, we didn't
    grow up the same way
    And we never shared our
    dreams
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    We feel the same pain
    Why act like you don't know
    my pain, why, my pain is 
    different from yours?
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    Remember we are all
    tributaries of that great
    river of pain flowing into 
    one ocean
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    There's only one ocean all 
    the pains flow into it but
    it'll spill over the waters of
    blood into a great national
    floods before we recognize
    that all the oceans are one?
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    You life is different from mine
    Your life is taking another way
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    Go
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    Go on and live your life
    Go on
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    Bewitched 5

    Bewitched 5
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    I'm in a hospital, a single ward
    I'm tied to the bed like a lunatic
    The ward is isolated and secured
    The steel door opens the light comes in
    -
    Wifey is with a beautiful woman in white overcoat, she must be my doctor
    "Hi sweetie you're awake!"
    "Yeesss I'mmm awakeee darlingggg"
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    Said a voice with so much baritone
    Angry trying to get out of the restrictions
    That's not me, I can't be that sarcastic
    I'm suppressed somewhere inside me
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    "Chicco, Chicco can you hear me?"
    I can hear the doctor I'm trying to talk
    My voice can't come out I'm in agony
    "He can'ttt hearrr youuu he'sss minee"
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    My God what is happening to me?
    Why wifey is acting like she cares
    I still remember everything, I'm awake
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    My regalia of happiness

    My regalia of happiness 
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    I wear my heart on my forehead for you
    I take you in my boosom's warm embrace
    You are in the milky way of happiness 
    the constellation of my beautiful dreams 
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    I give myself to you my heart is visible
    My aroma is perfumed by years of good loving under the burner merry go round
    I keep giving back love as much as I get
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    I put my loving heart on display for you
    The platter so shiny you fall in love everyday
    My love regalia is my heart in blissful shine
    God is love I'm His angel stay convinced
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    Take your time look at the menu
    Don't take my regalia for granted
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    Thando umkhulu

    Thando umkhulu
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    Thando umkhulu
    Wandithatha apha
    Mandibeka phaya
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    Thando umkhulu
    Uvusa umnyele
    Wesikhwele kwisidala
    -
    Thando umkhulu
    Umzimba wam
    Uthuthumba kamnandi
    -
    Thando umkhulu
    Uthatha ixesha
    Uhlala ezintliziyweni
    -
    Kutheni kakade besitsho?
    Kodwa kum wataka
    Ndakuthanda ngokubona
    Nawe wandithanda zisuka
    -
    Thando umkhulu
    Ndityibilika encindini
    Yenyaniso kuwe
    -
    Thando umkhulu
    Indebe yam
    Iyaphalala
    -
    Thando umkhulu
    Uyithathile intliziyo yam
    Sithandwa sam
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    Like I never left

    Like I never left
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    I know the sky falls
    I know seasons change
    Hearts break and mend
    It's night and it's day
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    True love stays the same
    You believed me, I said forever
    I said I'll never leave your love
    I might be gone but I left you not
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    Look at them shinning stars
    Remember them shinning on us
    In our hearts they glowed with love
    Remember no one could turn them off
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    Smile with the rising sun I'm rising too
    Our love was fresh like the rising sun
    What is that gloom on your face?
    You believed, I told I'll never leave you
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    I'm not gone your love sees me daily
    Like I never left your love is with me
    Can you just believe in our love like I've never left, I'm still in love with you always
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    Open yourself to love again you'll feel me
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    Bewitched 4

    Bewitched 4
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    I'm half conscious I'm trying to move
    I'm on the floor wifey is on the phone
    The Buzz is moving inside my brains
    Wifey, when did she get in here? Just saw her in a dream
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    The Buzz is eating my brains now
    It's going nowhere else, it's for brains
    "You should have been asleep"
    Wifey is kneeling over me repeating her words
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    Wifey, the smirk on her face she's happy
    Now I'm convinced wifey Is a witch
    I'm trying to speak my brain isn't working
    Epilepsy is holding me to the floor
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    Medics enter in a hurry, the Buzz is working fast now I'm holding my head with both hands as my feet are kicking
    "She's a witch, I'm being bewitched."
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    I'm telling but medics are tying me down
    "My wife is a witch, look she's smiling"
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    Bewitched 3

    Bewitched 3
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    It's daylight I'm myself doing great
    Memories of a bad dream still lingers
    Wasn't a dream it was a bad nightmare
    Wifey keeps reminding me I have to forget
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    Didn't tell her about the bitter mouth
    I drank something in my nightmare
    I remember the Buzz entering my ear
    Threading slowly to my brain
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    My God I could tell it's path, I felt it 
    But well there's no such thing as witchcraft
    The lady nextdoor can't look me in the eye
    She was there I called out her name in the episode
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    The course of the day I keep going back to the dream with a fear of the unknown
    Something is inside my brain I'm sure
    That's the unknown I'm scared of, that Buzz 
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    I can't work my brain keeps going back to the images, I can remember every naked women who was in my dream but one
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    Bewitched 2

    Bewitched 2
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    I hear it making a buzzing sound
    It's in my face it wants a place to land
    It's dark I'm fighting a buzzing sound
    Buzzing like a mosquito I can't see it
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    It's the wee hours of twilight just after o'clock
    In the dead of the night my nightmare is up
    A bad dream has me sitting up on my bed
    I'm afraid of the invisible hands tying me down
    -
    The buzz landing in my ear enters me
    I can feel it threads slowly to my head
    Really afraid now I'm follow it's course
    What ever it is it flows with my blood
    Voices are whispering a bad lullaby
    -
    Female voices I recognize I'm calling them to get away from me and leave me alone
    I'm sweating shiver, what are they doing to me, what's moving inside my brains
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    The threading stops I wake up sweating
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    Bewitched 1

    Bewitched 1
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    Born in a culture so strong in beliefs
    We grew up very afraid of the dark
    Something sinister was always lurking
    The fight between good and evil affected us
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    Full of beliefs love finds you and you fall
    You go to a healer first to give you Muti
    Muti is a mixture of African herbs from a Sangoma (witch doctor) to resist evil
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    You're in love and you have proposed
    The night of your stag party just before dawn wearing your wedding suit you go to your Sangoma for the ritual  
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    You get cleanse and you are made strong
    You drink from the cauldron of the witchdoctor, naked you sweat in its steam
    The trust you have in the ritual is from the old belief that a Sangoma knows best
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    Pursuit of happiness

    Pursuit of happiness
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    Like in a bad dream
    I find my heart in agony again
    Love has a way of always eluding me
    I can feel I'm losing the love inside me
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    The web of darkness has it's mark
    The power unknown to me is at work
    Destroying my new found happiness
    I'm not letting it I can't go back to lonely again
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    The power vested in me is saying no
    I really want this love, I'm really in love
    I'm waking up from a reclused emptiness
    The shadows are clearing I won't go back 
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    Like fighting for my life in an exorcism
    I reached out for her in a dark sepulchre
    Love inside found her loving hand again
    Dark clouds against my joy vanished
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    I'm in love bliss again I won't let go
    My pursuit of happiness is in her love 
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    The pursuit of happiness

    Pursuit of happiness
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    Like in a bad dream
    I find my heart in agony again
    Love has a way of always eluding me
    I can feel I'm losing the love inside me
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    The web of darkness has it's mark
    The power unknown to me is at work
    Destroying my new found happiness
    I'm not letting it I can't go back to lonely again
    -
    The power vested in me is saying no
    I really want this love, I'm really in love
    I'm waking up from a reclused emptiness
    The shadows are clearing I won't go back 
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    Like fighting for my life in an exorcism
    I reached out for her in a dark sepulchre
    Love inside found her loving hand again
    Dark clouds against my joy vanished
    -
    I'm in love bliss again I won't let go
    My pursuit of happiness is in her love 
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    I'd rather be blind

    I'd rather be blind
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    Living my cosy house
    I inhale the smell of dead dogs
    No SPCA/Pet's cemetery for dogs
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    I'd rather be blind
    -
    Stabbed youth on my porch
    I can't stanch the oozing blood
    Can anyone please dial 10111?!
    -
    I'd rather be blind
    -
    Streetlights stay broken for years
    Is the shadow behind the serial rapist on the news, I can't wait to find out, I run
    -
    Back in my cosy house there's laughter
    Kids are playing Gran has cooked the smell of rice and chicken soup is hope to them
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    I'd rather be blind
    -
    Have they seen what I've seen? No
    And they're too young to ask anyway
    What will I tell them tomorrow?
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    I'd rather be blind
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    Am I sure they would never grow up?
    Why am I still living in the township?
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    I wear my heart on my back

    I wear my heart on my back
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    I wear my heart on my back
    Hiding the love we had before
    To me it's still going on
    To me love don't just die like that
    -
    I wear my heart on my back
    Hiding the pain it felt 
    When you said goodbye
    Still asking myself why didn't I say 
    "Fair thee well"
    -
    I wear my heart on my back
    Hiding it from the morning in my room
    Our morning tea has a pinch of whiskey
    For the sore heart since you went away
    -
    I wear my heart on my back
    Cause missing you is doom
    And hiding it in my room is living
    Hiding my aching heart from the world
    Waiting for you in my room
    I know love will bring you back home
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    © Lungi Shigo Musa

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    I stand accused

    I stand accused
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    I stand accused 
    of loving you too much
    The neighbors are talking
    -
    Oh I stand accused
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    Sometimes I wished she'd stop 
    trusting me too much with you
    -
    Oh I stand accused
    -
    Sometimes I wish you would stop trusting me too much either
    -
    Oh I stand accused
    -
    My mama is saying 
    she knows a man's heart
    She doesn't know yours
    Yours belongs to her forever
    -
    Oh I stand accused
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    I see her coming back 
    from a business trip 
    with presents and watches
    I see your face lighting up, 
    the love of your life is home
    -
    Oh I stand accused
    -
    "I love you not her"
    Oh I couldn't believed my ears
    I was deaf
    You said it twice 
    still I was deaf
    Love can hit you so hard 

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    Storm of opportunities

    Storm of opportunities
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    At sunrise the mind full of loving I'm admiring the smooth sailing of a yacht undisturbed close to the shores in a storm
    It's going to be a good day, I've just had my morning tea
    -
    The sea of opportunities hit me hard
    The golden gate is always visible, enter
    Sailing the storm is always possible
    You build an unsinkable Titanic
    You keep your mind on solid foundation
    -
    You romance the storm, 
    Always remember in the season of sardines in the sea full of sharks, the opportunities are limited by aggressive sharks but sardines are back the following season
    -
    I paint a masterpiece on the canvas of my pale painting again, I'll go fishing again there are plenty more fishes in the see and that gave rise to my fight for my survival
    Everyone needs love
    -
    Looked at the blue horizon in the morrow uncharted sea attracted my unchained mi...

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    Prelude to sex (+18)

    Prelude to sex (+18)
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    A candle light dinner
    With a smile on his heart
    He kisses me passionately
    I'm felt the earth move on my neck
    -
    His tongue on my neck
    I felt the prickling love inside
    He had to carry me to the bedroom
    I'm wet inside as he takes my clothes off
    -
    I'm floating in love with desires of a wet dream as he kisses my breasts going down to my nakedness as he takes my panties off I want him inside me I'm burning I'm on fire
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    He's taking his time kissing my toes
    He knows I love that I moan in ecstasy
    This is his modus operandi, I love it
    A real prelude to sex
    ___
    © Lungi Shigo Musa

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    A woman in love

    A woman in love 
    -
    You broke
    My heart
    I wasn't expecting
    It from you
    My love
    For you
    Was a given
    -
    Your wondering
    Eye needs
    A full stop
    Your loving
    Heart needs
    To grow up
    My feelings
    Are hurt
    -
    Don't baby me
    I have eyes
    Don't prick
    My jealousy
    Let it sleep
    I'm your lover
    Not your toy
    -
    Call me when
    You sure of
    What you want
    Call me
    When you
    Are ready
    For love
    I'll be waiting
    __
    © Lungi Shigo Msusa 

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    Looking through cloudy pane

    Looking through cloudy pane
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    My life so deep in agonizing pain
    I peep through my window pane
    Like a grizzling child the light rain
    Is singing a sad song dancing with my mood
    -
    The drizzle is soft and trying its best
    To take me places I don't wanna be
    Wanting me to remember happiness
    I used to dance and sing to the soft rain
    -
    Comforting as it is my dancing shoes
    are heavy I can't let myself remember
    Anyway who's gonna dance with me?
    Who can dance with the heavy heart?
    -
    I can smile I can sing but I can't dance
    Like I used to in the drizzle with him
    I will love him forever but he'll never know
    I will love him with all my heart but he'll never know
    -
    I've dug my hole so I must own the agony
    I lied, I cheated, I broke his heart
    __
    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    Cinderella in Mdantsana 5

    Cinderella eMdantsane 5
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    After we had talk Dr Maliza ask the child psychologist to come to us after he had told me about her. Wow the woman was beautiful. Her smile made me her patient that moment. We became friends that moment. It was that moment that I realize that I like beauty, everything beautiful was attracting me. My good doctor was beautiful, her wife was beautiful. Yes the bastard never told me that day that Dr Esakhe Mdluli is his beautiful wife. I had to hear that from Sisi Nomso days after I've left the hospital. 

    Dr Mdluli set down with me and told me everything. The beautiful energetic doctor jumped on to my bed to be at the same level with me like we were both kids. She took the other end while her husband was standing next to me and holding my hand. 

    "Cindy I've been here before with Dr Maliza. He's the one who showed me you and told me about your bravery. I fell in love with you at that moment, it was lov...

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    Cinderella in Mdantsana 4

    Cinderella in Mdantsane 4

    My mom was a crier in our family, I think I got the crying vice from her. Wow, she was a beautiful lady, nothing like her younger sister, auntie Mavis. She would cry real tears sometimes, even when she see me running to her when I arrived back from school to show her my class marks report. I would get out of the car fast and rush inside to her, leaving my dad there locking the car. She would hug me with excitement and lift me up, as I show her my school report. (She loved school and she loved doing homework with me). Then she would put my head on her shoulder and cry, just out of the blue saying sometimes like;
    "You are my genius, you are my genius. I would never let anyone ever hurt you again."
    The first time I heard that I was confused. I remember saying to her;
    "I'm ok mama, nothing had happened to me, I just passed all my subjects. I'm A+ average remember? You don't have to cry."
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    Cinderella in Mdantsana 3

    Cinderella in Mdantsane 3
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    Someone was bound to tell me where my parents were. Imagine a young kid of ten confused? Confused more by the people she was seeing for the first time in front of her claiming they were related to her and were there to take her away. To take her away from Sisi Nomso, the only friend she had and the good doctor, who was the only person who was nice to her. The people who were there to take her home were strangers to her. 
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    Yes they were scary strangers to me. The cousins that are my age were scared of me like I was a creature from another planet. They had that shy look on their faces that really annoys a person. It's was only the three of us in my ward but they were busy holding on to each other like I was going to jump them from that bed and eat them. We were almost of the same age for God's sake, they knew something about me, they should have said something. I opened for them, I've said "hi'' to ...

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    Cinderella in Mdantsana 2

    Cinderella in Mdantsane 2
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    "Mama Sindarela is wearing my top."
    "What? Come on Doli we need to go. We are late already."
    Shouts auntie from downstairs. Doli didn't even borrowed my top before shouting out that I'm wearing her top.
    "uSindarela is the one who's making us late mama."
    Sindarela is how you pronounce my name in Xhosa, my home language.
    Damn I know something bad is gonna happen to me once aunty comes into my room. Doli has just entered my room and found me secretly fitting my new top. I forgot to lock the door. No one knocks in my room but it's the rule that I must knock at theirs. 
    I'm fourteen this time. Doli (Dolly) is sixteen. She is the oldest of the two cousins. The other one is fifteen. Her name is Nozipho - we call her Nozi. They are both slender like I am especially Doli. Just like her name she is like Barbie doll. Nodoli is a Xhosa name for a Barbie doll...

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    Cinderella in Mdantsana 1

    Cinderella in Mdantsane 1

    My name is Cinderella Sonata. I'm 32 years old. I'm residing in N.U. 13 Mdantsane Township next to East London. Eastern Cape, South Africa. 
    -
    I've never finished even high school but I'm good at what I'm doing now. 
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    My parents and I where involved in a car accident when I was 10. I'm the only one who survived that accident. I woke up in hospital not remembering anything but all I saw were the machines that were keeping me alive days after the accident. Not all where connected to me to me today when I woke up but I could see that they were a few days ago. 
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    I didn't know where I was at first until I saw nurses and doctors around me and all were happy I was up and alive.
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    Who am I? I didn't know at the time. A good doctor who was very good looking and good with kids told me my name is Cinderella Sonata. He told  me to relax and go back to...

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    Famine

    Famine
    *
    Lost in translation
    Lost in the beauty of life
    Lost in the beauty of rebirth
    Tell me who are we;
    With fat bellies leading the highway
    We chasing coins and skirts
    We are afraid to look back
    That would tell us exactly who we are
    You tell yourself you'll never go back there
    You've been there you've got the stained t-shirt to tell a story so sad it's buried
    -
    Do you remember who you've left behind; 
    Do you remember who's still at the trenches;
    You're not from a dustbin you were born
    Mr President are you clean at heart or it's only the White House that's only clean;
    Remember my mother cleans it
    And your thanks you is to forget about my father left home with the kids
    What about my grandfather and grandma;
    Mr Taxman who do you pay;
    Famine is for who;
    __
    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    Burning beds

    Burning beds

    "What have I done now? I'm sorry" 
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    Whenever jealousy spits its ugly green tail again on packed scars of my tortured face
    Fear starts to kick my chest, my heavy heart beats so fast my legs can't hold it
    Inside my burning soul my voice is trapped I'm miles away running to nowhere
    My bed is a deathtrap to my tortured soul and it turns a drunken monster's den
    I'm a punching bag of my own bloody painful tears of fear
    -
    "What have I done now? I'm sorry"
    -
    On my prayers he fall on his own anger
    My strength found me, Lord I run out
    On my speed now it was like he was after me, lurking on every corner I turn
    I'm not going back to him this time I swear, he forgot to be a lover he's a monster, I found my anger saying that - and thanks Lord he isn't chasing me
    __
    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    A dying breed 3

    A dying breed 3
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    There's no other who can dare 
    Make me feel this way under azure
    Everyone has someone to love
    Mine is the mother of my kids
    Twin girls three going eleven
    -
    Love talk the heart listen
    Love sing the heart dance
    What's inside four walls tells a love story
    Two hearts living in just one mind
    Heart to heart means exactly that
    -
    No longer using one heart to breathe
    She uses two, Lord I gave her mine too...
    -
    Ok if you don't believe me, let me draw you today's picture under my four walls:
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    The kids are playing house in their doll house under the supervision of their nanny, an old English woman who is also their home schooling teacher and a sweetheart. It's the weekend after a hectic week of rekindling a love so true. It's after lunch I'm watching sport on the Teli like I normally do, she hates that sometimes<...

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    A dying breed 2

    A dying breed 2
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    A morning of reminiscence
    I've got it all this morning, I'm smiling
    Morning glory I'm in seven seas
    Tell me you love me once more
    I return to bed and we'll both never wake up from love making
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    I'm a career woman, I'm a mother
    When love comes calling, I'm a wife
    I'm a one in three and in all that I'm a daughter too to a mother who has a high claim
    Since my father's death I'm all she has, 
    She's the oldest to my three year olds twins
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    Wow! Let me not forget to tell you about yesterday's dinner. I told you I didn't think we'll finish the food. My love was so charming he was always on point, flawless. His enticing and yummy food was all foreplay to my inner thirsty soul. 
    On the other side of the table he was shining like a Greek god of love with the charms of James Bond, my favorite male actor ...

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    A dying breed 1

    A dying breed 1
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    The kitchen is sparkling clean
    The air is inviting like his smile
    My man is in his new black suit
    The candle light dinner is smelling so yummie, it's dinner for two
    -
    "Where are the kids?" I asked still shocked, my smile is up to my ears
    I wasn't expecting this today
    Before he could answer I asked again
    "What is going on, our anniversary is in three months, what am I missing?"
    My smile is still on his serious face. With his bowtie he's like my favorite actor Sean Connery the original James Bond. I'm still smiling like a teenager.
    "Nothing is going on and the kids are with your mother I asked her nicely to just have them for tonight I want to do something special for you."
    This must be serious he doesn't like my mom, they both have thick skulls but I love them both too much.
    "My mom, agreed to have the kids on...

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    Musked ball


    Masked Ball
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    Was I a long one night stand;
    Did he played me for a fool;
    My heart, my love, my money, why;
    Was I that blind; thought he loved me
    -
    We on the dance floor
    I disrespectfully cuts in
    He's dancing with a new girl
    A new victim I guess
    He knows how to choose them
    -
    She beautiful, elegant in her mask
    Expensive like a price tag of her dress
    I won't let her be fooled the way I was
    I can see his charms working
    I remember exactly her laugh, that was me
    -
    Cutting to the chase while we dancing:
    -
    "What is happening?"
    "Where? Who are you?"
    "I know you can recognize me under this mask, you never called again!"
    "I know ve'been busy... sorry away."
    "Yes busy making out with others after you were done with me."
    "Hey told you I was ma...

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    Serpent's heel

    A serpent's heel
    *
    A love so conniving 
    Like a serpentine course of the river
    It meanders into a heart so pure
    Leaving roses of confusing gestures
    Confusing true love's meaning
    -
    Can love be ever so true when 
    the heart is poisonous in purpose;
    The route so serpentine in the direction 
    of destiny kisses are a disappearing dust
    blinding eyes of passion to win at any cost
    -
    She devil with a serpent's hissing noise harnessing voodoo at night saying sleep baby sleep just to make you hers forever
    With a serpent's heel she's neither here nor there but love is stolen
    -
    With a serpent's heel love is so hot
    like a volcano's lava burning you to sleep believing you're over the moon in love
    Satisfied or not love is captured 
    Don't call the priest too soon, listen
    to mama she's never wrong ab...

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    Swanky Swan

    Swanky Swan, a village's love story
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    Swanky Swan, mother's pride 
    Gone girl, gone, it's a migration
    Mother can't fly, can't migrate
    Hurt, hurt, feelings are hurt
    -
    Goodbye is too good a word
    No fare thee well, no goodbye
    Bond broken, misty eyes,
    Misty eyes can't smile with the season
    -
    Love jar is empty, broken,
    Door always left ajar, missing
    Swanky Swan, Swanky Swan
    Is your white coat still clean?
    -
    Swanky Swan, Swanky Swan
    Swanky Swan is back
    Season has changed
    Mother's love rejuvenated
    -
    Mother, mother, calls the village
    Your daughter is back, Swanky is back
    Cold scars, she's missing the warmth
    Bring your warmest blanket, bring your smile
    ___
    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    My heart is yours

    My heart is yours
    *
    Boo boo boo, boo boo boo
    Rhythm of my heart is beating like drum
    From my past, she's here looking for me
    My first kiss at 5, my crush since 14 years
    -
    Boo boo boo, boo boo boo
    Love sprinklers I can't close the tap
    All are gonna find out I'm still crushing
    Was never a secret crush even then
    -
    Boo boo boo, boo boo boo
    All eyes on me, no place to hide
    She's always been my only crush
    First kiss, kindergarten, still on my lips
    Gorgeous girl now, still high maintenance
    -
    "Hi Tom, we're back here to stay again, my dad had bought back the house."
    -
    Oh my word, I don't know what to say
    Always been a shy person when it comes to girls and the heart isn't helping
    -
    Boo boo boo, say something you coward
    -
    "I'm sorry I never called, I wanted to but I was a sh...

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    History is worthy

    History is worthy
    *
    Every time we try to think we are reigning champions
    Nature reveals the originals that paved the way
    I'm in awe of the ancient history told either by mouth or by the paintings of Bushmen 
    Or the craft of the stone age that gave birth to these painted minds with imaginations 
    From the beginning of time we evolved
    Our uniqueness took center stage
    We fought for identity
    I wanted to be different from you, I wanted to be unique
    Distance, time and space gave me just that
    Maybe billion light years away my ancestor was a white man's ancestor;
    What if the African sun gave me this black uniqueness, I evolved through distance and time!
    What if we are one people, one colour, one nation;
    Through distance and time (millions of time difference) we evolved
    Look at a story of a butterfly no one knew until someone witnessed
    What if at this moment we are...

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    A romantic

    A romantic
    *
    Happy as a romance novel in her hands
    I'm the main character in her love life
    Her love for romantic writes makes me knows exactly how she wants to be loved
    -
    As the full moon takes his heart across twilight dripping internal love for her and her heart missing him like a rose missing the morning dew drops
    -
    The poet in the novelist gives her a mushy heart, I stop working nights at the office
    Hurt his character is Inflicting on her we are romance characters and I love it
    -
    In the morning I take her into my arms, like a chameleon I'm one with her thirsty heart just to kiss the thirst away telling her I love her more each day
    -
    That's the assurance she needs as a romantic just like Elizabeth on Pride and Prejudice, she thinks I'm full of pride because of my success, I'm not, I'm inlove
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    I'm in love with a romantic and I love it
    I'm...

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    History is worthy

    History is worthy
    *
    Every time we try to think we are reigning champions
    Nature reveals the originals that paved the way
    I'm in awe of the ancient history told either by mouth or by the paintings of Bushmen 
    Or the craft of the stone age that gave birth to these painted minds with imaginations 
    From the beginning of time we evolved
    Our uniqueness took center stage
    We fought for identity
    I wanted to be different from you, I wanted to be unique
    Distance, time and space gave me just that
    Maybe billion light years away my ancestor was a white man's ancestor;
    What if the African sun gave me this black uniqueness, I evolved through distance and time!
    What if we are one people, one colour, one nation;
    Through distance and time (millions of time difference) we evolved
    Look at a story of a butterfly no one knew until someone witnessed
    What if at this moment we are...

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    We living in the hit and run

    We living in a hit and run
    *
    Can love save us?
    The answer is an absolute No
    We living in a hit and run
    You love today you gone tomorrow
    -
    The color of love is pale
    Is a bouquet of dead flowers
    a color of love, you tell me!
    Do roses teach many about love?
    -
    We really living in a hit and run
    The money you work for today is
    gone tomorrow, we chasing spending
    Saving is the word of the few
    -
    Look at a child hit by a fast moving car
    It was here everyone saw the tail lights
    It's a hit and run the child is dead
    Who's car was it, they all remain asking
    -
    Here today gone tomorrow
    We living in a hit and run
    Look at the clock it's ticking
    and ticking the sound is boring
    -
    Like fast money we chasing a hit
    It's in all of us to forget the next man
    Kids are growing where is the gold?...

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    As we lay

    As we lay
    *
    We forget
    About tomorrow
    As we lay
    Today is 
    About you and me
    As we lay
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    We're entangled in
    Stolen chance
    Stolen memory
    Unblessed
    Victory
    As we lay
    -
    Birds are singing
    Daytime is dancing
    As we lay
    Darkness creeps in
    As we sleep the night away
    As we lay
    -
    Fire
    Passion
    And ecstacy
    Are our fragrances
    As we lay
    -
    Intimacy is loving
    The night away
    As we lay
    We forget all else
    As we lay
    -
    Then 
    The morning comes
    As we lay
    -
    We both belong 
    To someone else
    As we lay
    We try hard to
    Forget about yesterday
    As we wake up
    -
    House is calling
    We say goodbye 
    To yesterday
    We say goodbye
    To memories
    As we leave<...

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    Nightmares in the night

    Nightmares in the dark
    *
    The burden
    The sorrow
    The loneliness
    The heavy heart
    Are all nightmares in the dark
    -
    Then the day comes
    Like clockwork it comes
    Smile is forced again
    Greeting is forced again
    No one is the wiser
    Underneath my thick skin
    A heart is dying
    -
    Then again darkness comes
    Like clockwork it comes
    The middle of the night
    Is my crying time
    I pray the Lord my soul to take
    But all are nightmares in the dark 
    No one can see a grown man cry
    -
    Just because
    When you said goodbye
    I made up a lie
    I told everyone you've gone visiting
    I told everyone that I'm good
    The only lies l could tell smiling
    -
    Like clockwork the night comes
    The middle of the night is when I cry
    Asking the Lord my soul to take
    And like clockwork midday comes<...

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    Raven Quill

    Raven Quill
    *
    Call it toxic love
    In your eyes
    Lovers on a razor wire
    That's what we are
    Like a raven, love is dark
    -
    Rave parties 
    Mad dance floors
    Intoxicated minds
    Love doomed to end
    Is thee unending love story
    -
    Love her raven hair
    My raven, she is to me
    A raven in the dark, dangerous
    Her quiet black eyes and black skin
    Makes me fall in love everyday
    -
    We fight like vultures
    Like a pack of ravening wolves
    Fighting over a dead prey
    Love making so mad
    Like we on a razor wire bed
    She gives as mad as she gets
    -
    But her Raven Quill soothes
    Her Raven Quill romances
    Love so toxic yet so loving
    Love so doomed yet it's ours
    Like a Raven it's dark love
    -
    Calling each other names
    Is not so bad after all
    Raven Quill heart 
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    Sometimes

    Sometimes
    *
    We run
    away from our
    Fears
    -
    Our fears makes us strong 
    -
    If we face them
    -
    Sometimes
    -
    Facing boundaries
    is the break
    the soul needed
    -
    Sometimes 
    the shadow
    -
    is our own body
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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    It's a crazy crazy world

    It's a crazy crazy world
    *
    It's life we can't run away from,
    the world is becoming very personal
    Clouds for the first time are telling
    stories and they are very personal too
    -
    Can we just agree we have no control
    over all the changes that befall us!
    A kid wants to know why he's born with adult pain, is he to blame for our mistakes?
    -
    The world is changing and we don't know how it happens, changes come left and right we can't pin point the starting points
    We cry for loved ones that are far and close
    -
    Climate change is upon us and the burning Ozone layer is blamed on civilization
    Dark clouds befall us yet we need the industrial revolution and we need clear skies
    -
    We cry for loved ones in our verses like maidens who are about to marry deceased grooms trapped in the fight against poverty for their families
    Men have to work amidst the cha...

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    We living in a hit and run

    We living in a hit and run
    *
    Can love save us?
    The answer is an absolute No
    We living in a hit and run
    You love today you gone tomorrow
    -
    The color of love is pale
    Is a bouquet of dead flowers
    a color of love, you tell me!
    Do roses teach many about love?
    -
    We really living in a hit and run
    The money you work for today is
    gone tomorrow, we chasing spending
    Saving is the word of the few
    -
    Look at a child hit by a fast moving car
    It was here everyone saw the tail lights
    It's a hit and run the child is dead
    Who's car was it, they all remain asking
    -
    Here today gone tomorrow
    We living in a hit and run
    Look at the clock it's ticking
    and ticking the sound is boring
    -
    Like fast money, we chasing a hit
    It's in all of us to forget the next man
    Kids are growing where is the gold...

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    Losing yourself

    Losing yourself
    *
    Where are you now!
    You are gone
    Your mind is away
    From your soul 
    You busy trying 
    To please friends
    Who don't even
    Know your name
    No matter how many
    Times you correct them
    They just won't pronounce
    Your name right, they just don't care
    You are who and what they say you are
    Take the hint, you don't belong
    -
    You see the secret laughter
    Yet you convince yourself
    They are laughing at the weather
    They are laughing at the bucking dog
    I'm sorry stupid, they are mocking you
    Wake up, you don't belong 
    Why do you have to feel always
    Uncomfortable around friends;
    You losing yourself afraid of losing them
    Can you get the hint!
    Smell the roses, smell the coffee
    Your see the smoke
    But you blind your eyes to the real fire
    Fire yoursel...

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    Baphina abandaziyo?

    Baphi na abandaziyo?
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    Thixo wam, Thixo wam
    Ithambo le nyoka lihlaba
    elimzondayo, mna ndenzeni?
    Ndicela ukwazi isono sam
    Baphi na abandaziyo?
    -
    Ndizelwe ngu mnntu kantu nam
    Ndenzeni kangaka emhlabeni?
    Le nto umvambo utya mna ndedwa
    Ubusuku nezolo, imihla ngemihla
    Tata uphi na kulendlala?
    -
    Ndichola isinka, ayisosam!
    Ndiphiwa isheleni asiyoyam!
    Phantsi kwe Bholorho akho mthetho!
    Kudliwa efileyo ingavuthwanga injalo
    Tywala ndini, baphi na abandaziyo?
    -
    iNkwawu ityiwa ilila eMdantsane, 
    iMfene isinda ngogoloza
    Ndingakanani ke mna uba ndigoloze?!
    Yho ndingakanani, ndingenaye notata!
    Mama baphi na ooMalume
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    Ndilanjiswa ngelithini na mna?
    Mzali unesibindi osithatha phi?
    Tywala! Yayaphi na imfesane kamama?
    Indlala idlala ngam mama iza necebo
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    What can I say!

    What can I say!
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    Can I say I love you;
    What if you say you say nothing;
    Can I say I was born alone and thinking about someone else is hard;
    What if you say I might need you tomorrow;
    Can I say I had no choice;
    What if you say there's always a choice;
    Can I say I was in the dark too;
    What if you say I have two bright eyes; 
    What can I say really;
    Can I say it was a mistake;
    What if you say a mistake happens only once;
    Can I say I love you;
    What if you say then what happened;
    Ok I say I'm sorry
    What if you say think first;
    What can I say;
    I'm only human
    What can I say;
    You have all the answers
    There are no what ifs
    What can I say;
    Can I say you are just crossed;
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    Man cry too

    Men cry too
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    One day I'll fly away with a love bird
    The moon will take me on it's embrace
    Fairies will sing a new love song for me
    In seven folds my happiness will matter
    -
    Can you say the same when you 
    can't hold on to loving one man, me;
    From a distance you look like love
    Afar you are every man's dream angel
    -
    Love to you is like stardust dreams beauty in high heels, a catalog of mistakes
    Like stardust it whines and disappears
    Like a candle in the wind you burn out
    -
    What kind of love are you falling for;
    A candle doesn't lose it's light by lighting another, its glow shines on bright
    Your candle holder burned, now you say!
    -
    Love is not sleeping with luxury, I say
    Love you looking for is sweat and
    tears, sometimes you sweat blood
    What can love do for you now you ask;
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    Born free

    Born free
    *
    When I was young
    Watched a movie
    With the same name
    Born Free, wow I cried
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    A baby lioness trapped
    In unfamiliar environment
    From young age raised as a pat
    Unfamiliar became her only world
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    Wild heart imprisoned unfairly
    Freedom snatched by the same
    People who claim to love wild life
    The same people who claim to be liberals
    -
    Born free, a lioness was never a pat
    Take a hawk and cage it, it will grow up
    It would be twice the size of your homing pigeons and start asking questions
    -
    Free the heart it will free the animal inside
    Your love for animals is that of a jailer
    Born free, free their spirits you'll free yours
    Mr Jailer your heart in a right place but twisted
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    Free the Kea Parrot it will never really talk, your circus has to end sometime Sir
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    Roses bleeding in a dome

    Roses bleeding in a dome
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    I gifted you with my loving heart
    You froze it under your jealousy
    I gave you my love so intimate and tender
    You violated my virgin valva 
    -
    I didn't cry, I didn't shout stop
    Loving heart so blind thinks it's okay 
    First penetration is never comfortable
    Love so blind didn't see the warning signs
    -
    Gifted you with roses 
    You boxed them in a dome
    Loving heart didn't sob nor squeal
    Found my way home before dying in love
    -
    Accompanied by your lies and slander
    Accompanied by your lies and jealousy
    I swallow my pride, love doesn't love me
    My roses bleeding in a dome as I leave
    Didn't look back I'm only eighteen I'll love again
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    Survival

    Survival
    "
    Best word meaning continuing to live
    Against all odds you continue to exist
    If you look at the lone flower in a desert
    An arid region without any food for life
    Mind goes to her will and determination
    -
    Survival God's miracle to a chosen few
    It's contagious if you want to catch it
    Recipe not hidden, you adjust your mind
    The situation is cancelled in your mind
    You own the situation, it doesn't define you
    -
    Your head is singing I'm a survivor
    I'm gonna work harder against the odds
    Like my flower you reap the rewards
    Life a survival of the fittest they say
    Hierarchy to the top is dark if you without eyes
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    What is love?

    What is love;
    Why am I falling and falling;
    Is falling everyday a sin;
    If forever falling is wrong
    I don't want to be right
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    Falling for a recluse

    Falling for a recluse
    *
    Her unconditional love is so unique
    -
    Carried me above the stars flying on laughter
    -
    A recluse pampered to a merry bliss of love
    -
    Her solicitude for a recluse turned us into perfect lovers
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    Fear, a devil's trap

    Fear, a devil's trap
    *
    What's that fear inside you;
    He's stealing your confidence so what!
    He's not really there like he seems
    He's a ghost story don't let him scare you
    Morning you'll laugh at him with a crown

    Fear is the first coward afraid of success
    Remember we're all chasing o'clock here
    The road is long winding and full of thorns
    Remember you've been here before
    Strike three you'll be really out

    Before o'clock strike how many times
    are you going to let fear step all over you
    Take a road less travelled, beat the thorns
    On the other side of the finish line join joy
    Before o'clock strike fear is long gone

    Like all ghost stories he was not really there like he seemed, laugh now the race is done

    Fear a fragment of your imagination
    Hiding in the dark pouncing weaknesses
    Scolding the...

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    Sunflower, a beacon of hope

    Sunflower, a beacon of hope
    *
    Love for flowers attracts no blemishes
    Mind the fragrance it's devilish 
    Mind the color it's eye catching
    A bouquet sprouts a love bug always

    Sunflower, a beacon of hope
    I'll never let it perish and die on me
    I take a selfie in the yellow fields
    Bees busy loving Pollen

    I'm the sun I'm kind to it's beauty
    It only cries when me, the sun, sets
    It gives it's back to sunset in protest
    But come morning the shy arms up again

    Like a sunflower with thorns
    Your jealousy is contagious
    Poison Ivy where are you welcomed;
    When a sunflower is a beacon of hope everywhere

    Like a sunflower I look up to a new day
    A new beginnings with welcoming arms
    Like a sunflower I work the daylight,
    Fold after sunset and sleep piecefully

    From dusk to dawn respect is pouring in, it's...

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    Love of nature

    Love of nature
    *
    I love being in my own space
    Surrounded by the silence of nature
    The silence that is inviting
    The silence that is capturing

    Sometimes you'll 
    Hear a tree talking
    Sometimes dancing
    Cause the wind is 
    Playing soft music

    Who am I to disturb that wonder;
    Who am I not to join in
    And dance to the wonder;
    When nature is at its best mood
    The best you don't see too often

    Soon the silence can change
    Then you will hear birds singing
    Creatures enjoying their inhabitant
    Creature great and small
    Yes I love nature 
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    A hammock

    A hammock
    *
    Like a hammock I lay
    My body for everyone
    To be free and be rooted

    They all find me welcoming
    As the big brother I'm their pillar
    of strength, taking care of home

    Big brother is watching
    As an African man I'm blessed
    I'm the heir to the family home

    As a hammock I'm welcoming
    The house is still a home for everyone
    Siblings proudly gather every Christmas

    Like a hammock I lay
    My body for everyone
    To feel a homely welcome

    It's important as an African to keep roots
    Where you coming from doesn't define you but you are proud to talk roots

    I'm from the Eastern Cape Province
    My roots are defined by the four walls
    That have been there for ages

    The family's burial site In the kept well
    Like a hammock I lay my body
    For every siblings to be proud of roots

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    My anxiety and I

    My anxiety and I
    *
    My anxiety and I
    Don't speak no more
    And I'm starting to wonder
    if that's a good thing
    She was my first, 
    I was a virgin

    I've made my bed 
    now I want to sleep at yours, 
    I know you cried for my lost soul
    You cried at my new found loneliness
    I couldn't even tell you I love you
    She told me no one would love me

    My anxiety and I don't speak no more
    Thinking back I wanted to tell you I love you but she wouldn't let me come anywhere near you and I'm so sorry, I was fighting an inside battle and the fear of losing myself was too high

    My anxiety and I don't speak no more
    Back then my fear of you was like a fear of dying, I'd sweat a million times close to you and I wouldn't even say hello, I wanted to but she wouldn't let me and I'm sure you wondered why I'd always change dire...

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    Merry Christmas memories

    Merry Christmas memories
    *
    My feet firmly on the group kissing the morning sunshine of a merry Christmas with my mandatory love for my sisters
    Mama taught us the importance, I close my eyes and kiss the best memories

    Christmas carols siblings singing
    Family never missing the fun of the day
    Conjuror with tricks still tingling my age
    Dad would make money magically appear in my ear and I couldn't get the trick I'd get the laughter only

    Laughter bourne in the spirit of family
    Prickling tears of joy and of belonging
    Guiding us to a merry Christmas of bliss
    Believing in father Christmas and
    tooth fairies a real joy of childhood
    A good laughter decorating the tree too

    Don't open your presents yet, was exciting
    Though you didn't witness the arrival of father Christmas you could see the proof
    You've been a good boy, there's your present with your na...

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    Looking at the scale of life

    Looking at the scale of life
    *
    We living in the fast world
    As the hour Glass is slowly
    chasing o'clock on midnight
    We are chasing our lives left

    The dark clouds of sin are red
    Disrespect for the value of life
    Is so common like pig's feed
    Tell me what exactly made a pig fat?

    Looking at the scale of life
    It's heavy eye needs balancing
    It's tilting to the left more like sins
    Youth without direction, who are they?

    Who is a future leaders in a chaos?
    There's no bridge over troubled water
    Dreams are old, chasing paper money
    Game of thrones is played with twilight

    The ladder is throw down every time
    fat boy reaches the top hierarchy   
    Fat boy is so heavy even the hour glass is taking sides asking who are you

    Looking at the scale of life
    The pendulum is slowly getting tired
    The hour glas...

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    Happier every morning

    Happier every morning
    *
    We all wishes to be happier every morning
    Good morning good wish, good two words
    When can we fly and be free like Skylarks;
    Viruses are the only free souls sky flying 
    Do we have to die first to experience a good morning;

    We are free but with chained hearts
    Hearts in love but spending nights alone
    Most of the time we can't do as we wish 
    Where is a good morning in the world;
    Again chained hearts are confined in masks

    Diseases are the future thorns messing our good mornings normalities
    The atmosphere is so messed up we breathe life through our wounds of loss 
    Every person has lost a loved one or knows someone with a broken musk

    Africa wake up, we need happier mornings
    Through past history vaccination is nothing new, thing new is the Delta variant
    Covid who? Tell me you know the virus!
    South Africa it doesn...

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    Midsummer night's dream

    Midsummer night's dream
    *
    Happy as I am in love, can't call myself spontaneous and going with the flow
    Opposites attract, wifey a free soul like a butterfly in love, always dacing in ecstasy
    Love is the air she breathe anywhere, anytime

    Anywhere is play time on her love theater, bringing magic to my ever brimming love
    We sing in the moonlight, we dance naked to the rise of the morning sunshine
    Singing in the rain, we singing in the rain

    My midsummer night's dream eager to show spontaneous initiatives, I caught the bug, her love a contagious feeling
    Jumped on the band wagon we making love in the moonlight, rain drops soaking our skins, we are like birds on twig

    I'm starring in my own movie, making love under the moonlight, audience a light rain
    Midsummer night's dream realized on the dazz of happiness, I'm spontaneous
    Spontaneousness is everyone's fan, I'm the ...

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    Goodbye mama

    Goodbye mama
    *
    You left us with him and never looked back
    He was never our tata mama, he was just your boyfriend
    We were just too young we fitted in your purse

    He was beating you, you say!
    That gave you all the right to vanish on us without trace
    He's gone to hell now, you are back

    It's your house, you say!
    Where were you when we nearly died of hunger, when we were persecuted by the scams of this land?!!
    Where were you when we fought day in day out just to stay alive, when we ate breadcrumbs he left yesterday?!!

    We were boys, boys don't cry you say!
    Where were you when we cried tears of blood mama, holding on to each other for dear life?!!
    He was beating you, you say!
    You had to run away, you say!

    Did he make you bleed, have you seen us bleed mama?!!
    Have you seen a bleeding heart?!!
    Where were you when our hearts bled mama?!!

    He lo...

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    Let me love you

    Let me love you
    *
    Come join me myself I
    I'm with my camera out dancing
    The juices inside me are all out flowing
    The mind is nowhere else but here
    God has already said good morning, nice of you to be here, let me love you

    Mother bird is chirping and dancing too
    Smiling at us both, we're no threat to the young it is feeding from her mouth
    Our ora is welcomed, we are one with the environment, the day has just said let me love you too 

    God's nature has smelled my innocence
    And Lion King is singing his nice song close by announcing his presence
    Marking his territory with a nice roar while my camera and myself are talking to Birdy about the weather

    The sky is so clear, falling in love with
    me, it's really saying let me love you too
    The clouds have taken a well deserved holiday, like I have announced the day and the time I'll be around to keep company t...

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    Can I kiss you;

    Can I kiss you;
    *
    "Can I a kiss you?''
    "What?
    Did I hear you correctly Sir?''
    "Yes, can I kiss you?''
    "Are you crazy?!!
    Who are you?!!"
    "I'm just a guy,
    A guy who finds you beautiful,
    A guy who finds you attractive,
    I'm just cutting to the chase,
    Cos I know in the end
    We are going to kiss,
    It might not be now,
    It might not be tomorrow,
    But something tells me,
    Tells me I've found my soulmate"

    "You are crazy,
    You've discovered all that this minute?!!
    We strangers,
    I don't kiss strangers,
    I don't talk to strangers too"

    "Me too, we're no strangers now,
    Told you my heart talked,
    Told me you're my soulmate,
    You are the love of my life,
    My heart is beating fast for you
    Can I kiss you?&qu...

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    I'm married

    I'm married
    *
    I'm married to a monster
    💍
    I'm married
    💍
    I'm married to an abuser
    💍
    I'm married
    💍
    I'm married to a loser
    💍
    I'm married
    💍
    I'm married to a child molester
    💍
    I'm married
    💍
    I'm married to kill joy
    💍
    What happened?
    💍
    Ask again what happened
    💍
    I'm married
    💍
    I'm married to a jealous confused monster
    💍
    I'm married
    💍
    I'm married to someone I'm ashamed to even call my husband
    💍
    I hear my baby daughter crying and I pray the Lord her soul to take
    💍
    I see the monster coming out of her bedroom, I run inside to comfort her
    💍
    Why can't I go to the police?
    💍
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    I've said No!

    I've said No!
    *
    I've said No! I've said No!
    I'm someone else's kid too
    I'm a wife, a girlfriend, not your ''Biatch"
    I'm afraid and hateful inside, why?
    The two faces are starting to show, why?
    Who has God's given right to torture souls, why must I play a victim, I've said No!
    No! With the capital N as in Nonsense
    No to women abuse, there, I've said it
    Now I hate you with vengeance
    Watch my hateful side, my hateful face 
    Sleep with one eye open, I might be afraid on the other side of me but be careful
    I've said No! No means No!
    I've said No! I've said No!
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    A miracle of believing

    A miracle of believing
    *
    Never let the sun 
    goes down on you
    The dark is more scary when 
    alone in its tunnels of sins 
    Evil is next to you every time

    Light - a beam of hope
    Light - a resurrection of soul
    Light - a way home for lost ships
    Light - needs awaken eyes to burn

    Oppressed mind rises on dusty streets
    Townships of ghettos bears fruits
    With the nectar of presidency at times
    Where there's a light there's a way

    Crossed, I wasn't born 
    with the silver spoon
    I was born on the other 
    side of the fence looking in

    Looking in, other kids 
    were whiter than I was
    Enjoying all kinds of privileges, 
    that almost burned out my light

    A miracle of believing in me
    Came with the light of success
    The candle of hope breathed life into me
    A miracle of belie...

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    A rooted voice

    A rooted voice
    *
    Knowing who I am is nothing
    If I don't know where I'm from
    My roots are my backbone in life
    A strong family tree takes me home
    Makes me who I am, gives a background

    Mama, a woman so rooted in culture
    Her knowledge of Africanism is amazing
    Married to a proud clan name rooted her
    My life was shaped as a child into knowing my lineage

    As an African man your clan name is where your roots are, you're blood bound
    My clan name is Gambu, who is a child of Memela, Memela who is Nontuli's child
    I can't marry into the surname of the Memelas nor of the Nontulis

    Mama with a voice so rooted and so invested in grooming an African man 
    I knew my lineage and my place from a young age, my mouth was shaped into words, respect for women is in my family tree, she knows that

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    Seductive rain drops

    Seductive rain drops
    *
    A conducive scenario
    Sweet juices of dripping rain
    Showing no signs of slowing down
    Yet not showing any aggression either

    The love letter is in black and white
    We are meant to be but silence is bliss
    Both listening to rain drops telling
    us that we really belong together

    Labradoodle pup is tired of the madness
    We've become dumb strangers in love inside wishing we could both dance naked outside in the drizzle like kids we used to be but silence is bliss

    A smile, a laugh and a dance broke
    the silence, a touch reached the sensitive spot, holly melodies are heard as the rain drops applauds the kiss

    Holly mother of God, a seductive rain,
    a smile, a laugh and a dance, lovers are in a merry go round of kisses as intimate as the rain drops on the window pane
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    What would you do...?

    What would you do...?

    I heard her singing
    I was lost in her music
    Absorbed by the love melody
    Her name Merriam Makheba 
    sounded like a fragrance of love

    I got lost in the crowd, 
    It was me and her in a love song
    The song got intangled with my heart
    Sending ripples of muscles under my shirt
    Out of words, captured, in a trance I listened

    What would you do if tell you I love you?
    What would you do if I kiss your lips?
    Would you believe I'm insensitive or
    would you hold me and laid me down?
    What would you do... the song goes on not thinking what it was doing to my heart

    Would you make our love matter always?
    What would you do if call you sometime?
    Would you call me, call me all the time?
    I'd like to call you one time
    The song goes on, not minding my lonely heart

    Is this for the show,
    Why the song isn...

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    My English is good

    Your English is good!
    *
    Why would you spoil the talks;
    Why would you say that?
    Am I too African to speak English;
    English is not an African language
    I'm African, yes that's me, I understand
    Are you claiming your English;

    Why do you look surprised; 
    We are talking, you looking at my mouth
    Does my white teeth fascinate you;
    I'm writing you read in total awe 
    What are you saying about my Africanism;

    I'm from South Africa I'm very sensitive
    Apartheid made me jumpy and conscious
    My black consciousness is Steve Biko
    My ubuntu is Mr Nelson Mandela himself
    Mind your language

    Can you speak mine good;
    Maybe I'll be surprised too if you do
    Who knows, maybe you should then pronounce my name correctly, I do yours
    Your English is good! What did you expect;
    A character in your sitcom 
    "M...

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    My intro


    Name : Lungi Christian Msusa but writing as Lungi Shigo Msusa.

    Born 25 November 1967 in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, in a town called East London. Moved to Mdantsana township just outside East London when he was still very young to start his first primary school at Sophakama Primary school there. With his parents he left Mdantsana to stay in Butterworth (Gcuwa), a small town 100 kilometers away.

    In Butterworth he went on to do his tertiary education in Eastern Cape Technikon doing Civil engineering. Couldn't finish his diploma in Civil engineering because of financial barriers but went on to work for an engineering firm as a student technician in Mthatha 200 kilometers away from East London but still in the Eastern Cape Province. 

    He never stopped working after that and by then he was nicknamed Shigo for his love of football (soccer). Nickmaned after his favorite soccer player that name stuck with him because of his skills in so...

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    My Africa

    My Africa

    I've seen you seating in your throne
    With empty hands but your throne
    is made of gold, silver and bronze
    One second smile, your only gift to give

    Like most wealthy soils your curse is your people's over inflated egos, they don't give they take like  parasitic wild mushrooms
    Africa you bleeding, your gold is dead in their attics full of blood diamonds

    Goodwill ambassadors, doctors without borders, world health organizations, UNICEF are pumping blood banks back into your veins, they stealing it from your veins, are they really Africans;
      
    Blood in blood out, your colour is red
    Donors have their feet on their backs 
    Your alleyways deases ridden, say thanks to WHO running is not on their dictionary

    Born and bred I fell in love, I'm married
    My blood is your blood, I'm from the soil
    The son of the soil, I weep in your arid lap

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    Ghost of love

    Ghost of love

    I was born with the taste of the sea,
    lived near the ocean of love all my life
    Lost my soul dancing with the ocean
    On the shoreline is where my love life is
    I'm watching and waiting for him to be free of heartache and love sores
    I need him to fall in love again then I'll rest in peace, I'll leave the land of the living
    I'm as free as a bird like the way I loved 
    I need him to be free to love again 
    I'll be with our love star waiting for him 
    I know he'll gaze up like we normally did
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    © Lungi Shigo Msusa

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