Simply Forget (Poetry) by Mazvita “Younique” Gwangwadza.

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At the right of screen, Younique Performing a piece at Accoustic night.
At the right of screen, Younique Performing a piece at Accoustic night.

In my eagerness to escape the past

I forgot to burn the bridges

Forgot to bury the dead

Forgot to shut the doors, lock and throw away the keys

In my hurried state, l simply forgot

Or was l just hoping, wishing you to come back?

Once l loved a man, gave him all in me

Forgot to keep a little me in me so when he left for another

Getting back on my feet was a battle

If it wasn’t embarrassing it would be funny

How we clutch at straws even when we know there is no hope

In these disastrous relationships that suck the life out of us

I’m not battling anymore so l embark on a journey of self discovery

This quest to find myself and love me does not involve any degradation from you

My purgatorial rites to exonerate your existence from mine

Do not involve me questioning my value

Constantly asking myself what l lack

What’s wrong with me or what it is l need to do to please you

Yet you do nothing for me but crush my existence

I will stand

I will fight

I refuse to sit docile

This quest to find myself and love me demands me whole

No tattered pieces

No torn parts

No shredded bits

I’m not doing that anymore

You were loved with all of me and therein lay my colossal mistake

Parts of me should have stayed sacred to me

Loving myself begs l do no such thing for you

Or any man who seeks the physical and neglects my spirit

Times’ awasting but in my eagerness to move on

I will do it right this time

I will burn the bridges

Bury the dead

Shut the doors, lock and throw away the keys

In my hurried state to leave, I will not simply forget.    At the right of screen, Younique Performing a piece at Accoustic night.

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