The blues of life, they wash over me,
like waves crashing onto the shore,
each one a different shade of melancholy,
all relentless in their roar.
They come in shades of indigo & navy,
like a storm cloud rolling in,
or maybe like a deep, dark cavern,
that swallows me up within.
They are like a heavy chain,
dragging me down into the depths,
like a bitter pill to swallow leaves a taste of regret.
Even in the midst of my sorrow,
I can’t help but find beauty in the pain,
like a rose growing in a wasteland,
or a rainbow after the rain.
I embrace the blues of life & all the shades of sorrow they bring,
for they remind me of my humanity & the resilience that comes from within.
As a poet, I hail from the picturesque seaside town of Umkomaas, situated in the Kwa Zulu Natal province of South Africa. With a deep passion for poetry, I find myself compelled to express my thoughts and emotions in diverse literary forms, from Prose to Haiku, depending on the creative inspiration of the moment. While my poetic endeavors are an integral part of my being, I also face unique challenges. In 2012, I was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, which has led me to rely on disability benefits for financial support. Nevertheless, I remain steadfast in my pursuit of poetic excellence, pouring my heart and soul into every verse.