Paroxysm of Petty

POETRY FORMAT, 20 Jun 2022

Dr Usha Roopnarain – TRANSCEND Media Service

You thought your words could break me.
You thought no one will see!
You hid behind malicious words.
You tried to tie me with your evil cords.
Like a dense entangled forest.
Filled with decay!
Using spiteful words
And only pretend to pray!!!
Spewing venom and flaunting hatred.

Continue with your stalking.
Continue with your hate.
You act so sacred.
You try to torture me with doses of venom.

I suspect you are in a place of darkness
Do you know the syncopations of grief?
Did you feel the shock of it all?
Does your anguish  defy any relief?

You just have piercing joy with bitter gall.
Penning words of hurt and cruelty
Paragons of hatred,waiting for me to fall.
Go into your prison of hatred and hide.
Your words are only pitiful  lies !
There is no art to clarify.
Only pride
Your crime of stalking, intimidation
False communication, aggravation
Will end soon…

Karma will meet you
God’s truth will pursue you.
I will still write
Even through the darkest night.
Your words are meaningless.
I will speak through words
With all my might.
Forever I will write.
Even through the murmuring night.


Dr Usha Roopnarain – Former parliamentarian in the National Assembly of South Africa, social activist and passionate about human rights and gender equality.



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