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The Fact About Life
BLM Barry Lindelihle Mvelase (22 October 1988 / South Africa)

The Fact About Life

So what would you say life is?
Is it joy or is it grief?
Is it liberty or captivity?
Is it freedom or is it slavery?
Is it victory or defeat?

What language do tears speak?
Is it the language of joy or of sadness?
What story do they tell?
Is it success or calamity?
What are the feelings that drive their ooze?

When in your sweet pool of joy.
Disturbs a ghastly taste of sadness.
When all your struggles and sweats
Pay you disaster and loss.
When men with power intrude your property.
When another man enjoys your sweats.

then I would say life is but made
Of sugar and of salt,
Of a rise and of a fall,
Of a summer and of winter,
Of a laughter and of tears.
But through it all.
You have to find the knowladge of the Lord.

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Comments (8)

true all, life is full rise and fall but we all have to learn from them cause thats what makes life interesting
your first 2 and last stanzas speak well of the facts of life, as i feel life is about balanced. However, your 3rd stanza is a bit slanted towards negativity like sadness and grief only, you didn't mentioned the joys of being lucky and such, which shows that you are rather sad or disappointed about life. Overall, you are able to get the meaning across and allows others to share your view of life. Great piece =)
Your poem is deeply expressive. My wish for you is that you can control your own destiny-or at least be able to work freely for it in justice and in peace.Man has a right to the fruits of his labours. I' ll read more of you later. Bon courage!
nice one.. throughout our life we keep trying to figure out as to what life is... yet another creative attempt to understand life.. good one1! !
Very Very well done man. my favorite by you so far! =)
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