[Insert Profanity Here]

I stand on the edge of my planet

With my back to the congealed voices of

False prophets of fake religions

That have plucked the beating hearts of its children.

My soul is candle wax melting

Into puddle of pain around my ankles.

Fuck hate in the guise of prophetic redemption.

Your faith has eaten entire generations.

This abyss screams for more blood.

Why not donate your own and leave

The meek to inherit this paradise.

Frank Malaba © 2014


Photo By Akiko Seitelbach

Published by: Frank Malaba

Frank Malaba is an actor, playwright and a published poet. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed on stage and television in both countries. He has a passion for using poetry, storytelling and theatre as a method of healing for both himself and others. His poetry has been presented both at home and abroad. Frank is currently developing a two-man play entitled “Broken Pathways” which will be touring internationally. In 2014 Frank was recognised by Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans as an Achiever in the category of Arts & Culture.

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