Jeyi Ii

JEYI.
OUT OF MY ORACLOUS REGARD FOR YOU,
YOU HAVE OPTED TO TREAT ME AS DIRT-
SWEPT ME FROM UNDER THE RUG
AND EDDED ME ONTO THE PAN AND STRAIGHT,
YOU THREW ME INTO THE TRASH CAN.
IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU HAVE WASHED YOUR HANDS
OF ME AND DON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME NO MORE.
IT IS A PITY TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO SWIM TOWARD THE SNOB TIDE
AND, ALONG THE WAY YOU HAVE DISCOVERED ME TO BE A DISGUST TO YOU - AN ABOMINATION.

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN WHO I AM THAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ME FROM THE LIPS OF A STRANGER?
YOU OF ALL PEOPLE MUST REMEMBER
THAT I PUT ME OUT IN THE SCOTCHING SUN FOR YOU
BECAUSE I WANTED TO SEE YOU THRIVE LIKE YOU ARE AT THE COMMENCE OF IT RIGHT NOW.
IT ALL COMES FROM MY HEART FOR I KNOW YOUR SITUATION,
YOU HAVE A WORTHLESS FATHER AND A LOOSE MOTHER WHO DUMPED YOU INTO THE WORLD
TO BE RAISED BY LUCK LIKE A WILD KITTEN.

I FOUGHT AGAINST GOD TO SEE YOU THROUGH - TAPPED ONE HELL OF COURAGE -
AND I SLEPT BESIDE A HEAP OF GABAGE TO RESTORE YOUR DIGNITY.
I BLASTPHEMED GOD, TO MY ETERNAL CONDEMNATION, TO GET PAID AND HELP YOU -
LEST YOU FORGET, I AM THE REASON WHY YOU STILL BELIEVE IN FAMILY,
BUT YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO DUMP ME IN THE MIDST OF THIS PERILOUS NATION.
I THOUGHT I WAS YOUR FRONT ROW SOLDIER INTO SUCCESS.

DON'T CHOOSE TO RUN THE LAP OF DELILAH
BECAUSE NON HAS EVER FINISHED WITH HER,
AND IT IS HER ALONE THAT WINS.
I'D HATE TO SEE THE REPITATION OF HISTORY ON YOU.
IF I INDEED TURN MY BACK ON YOU AND LEAVE YOU TO BUSK IN SUCCESS,
YOU WILL INDEED LOSE THE ONLY SOUL THAT CARES,
ONE THAT SACRIFICES THEMSELVES FOR YOU, ONE WHO GETS INDEED TROUBLED WHEN YOU FALL
AND ONE WHO IS WILLING TO CALL IN FOR ANY FAVOUR FOR YOU,
AT THEIR EXPENSE.

SINCE SHE GAVE YOU THE SECRETS OF HER HIDDEN POWERS,
YOU HAVE FOLLOWED HER LIKE A RAM FOLLOW THE SHEPHARD INTO THE SLAUGHTER
AND ALL YOUR WORK AND EXPERTIES NOURISHES HER SOUL.
THE ESSENCE OF A GOOD LIFE IS IN A YOUNG MAN'S IGNORANCE; IT PROTECTS THEM FROM TRUE PAIN
BUT IN TIME, WHEN THE LAP OF DELILAH IS THROUGH AND YOU SEE YOUR TRUE SELF,
YOU WILL BE GENERATIONS BEHIND YOURSELF AND IT WILL BE TOO LATE.

I AM ASKING YOU TO ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SHOW YOUR HEAD AS A MAN, BECAUSE IN AN ACTUAL HOME SET UP,
THERE CAN ONLY BE A SINGLE SET OF RULES AND NOT TWO; RULES OF A HOME ARE FROM A MAN.
WHAT I AM SAYING IN SIMPLE TERMS IS THAT, A WOMAN CAN NOT SHOW HER HEAD AS DOES A MAN,
IT IS AN ABOMINATION TO ME, DON'T CRY TEARS IN HER BOSSOM.
WHATEVER SECRET YOU HAVE BEEN SHOWN IS NO SECRET AT ALL,
ALL THE YOUNG PERVETS REMEMBER PROMISCOUS SHE IS AND SHE STILL BELONGS TO THEM.
SHE'S HAD ENCOUNTERS OUT THERE THAT LIKE A TATTOO IN HER HEART
AND THAT PLEASURE, SHE WILL NEVER FORGET; THEY NEVER FORGET THEIR FIRST CUT,
WHICH IS WHY SHE IS WORKING TO GET BACK TO HER INITIAL STATE.
SHE IS A WHORE BECAUSE, SHE HAS BEEN WHO'ING SINCE SHE WAS A MINOR,
THERE IS NOT A PECKER SHE HAS NOT BLOWN,
YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THE EYES OF EVERY MAN YOU MEET IN THE STREET
AND THE TRUTH WILL BE WRITTEN AS SHE WOULD REPEL THE SIGNS OF THEIR BODY LANGUAGE.
I DON'T WANT YOU TO GET OLD WISH AS IF YOU HAD KNOW BETTER.

JEYI, I WANT TO REMEMBER YOUR OLD SELF;
THAT YOU ARE AND ANIMAL AND ARE MADE TO WALK ALONE.
BUT, BY THE LOOK OF THINGS, I THINK YOU ARE PRETTY SETTLED UNDER THAT DISGUISE.
YOU HAVE BITTEN MY BACK IN THE PROCESS AND I AM HURT,
BUT SOON, I WILL INGAGE MY REPTILE AND MY APE THAT I ALREADY FEEL BURN IN MY BLOOD
AND I WILL VANISH INTO THE DENSE JUNGLE WHERE WILL HURT SOULS AND DESTROY SPIRITS.
YOU SHOULD HAVE REMAINED IN THE DREAM TEAM, BUT NOW, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND ME.

OBEY.

by Thabani Khumalo

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