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Looking back on my life – a poem by an Ukukhanya survivor

Looking back at my life

The way Iai??i??ve been living it

I could have given up on everything

There where times when

I thought of just give in and ending it all

But the thoughtai??i??s of it all

Made me stronger inside

And made me a better person

 

We all have different situations

We all live a different and separate life

But we all have one thing in common

ai???ENDLESS LOVEai???

There comes one time in your life

When you experience pain and hatred

But in the end it turns into love

Love that you never thought

Could be possible in loving it

We all experience betrayal and backstabbing

But what do we all have to give

To it is love and forgiveness

Love is something that we

All have as a gift that

No one can take away or change

Love come before we as people came

We all need love to survive this

Dark world that we living in now

My life – another poem by an Ukukhanya survivor

Never in your life

you would have thought

that that specific unwanted

day would come that you

never dreamed of would come

 

I never thought the day would come when I

Had to see my mom died in front of me.

I never thought the day would come when I

had to say goodbye to my mom.

I never thought the day would come when I

had to lose my mom at such a young golden age

I never thought the day would come where I

Saw my mom been taken away to never come back home

I never thought the day would come when I

Cried and she wasnai??i??t there to wipe my tears

I never thought the day would come when I

Cried my heart out of missing her

I never thought the day would come when I

Needed her comfort and she wasnai??i??t there to comfort me

 

Worst of all

I never thought I woud cry all night because

of how they treat me

I never thought the day would come when I

Felt in my own house like an outsider

I never thought the day would come when they

Would treat me like an outsider

I never thought the day would come when

When they told meai???Iai??i??m good for nothingai???

I never thought the day would come when they

Told me ai???Iai??i??m only good for the streetai???

I never thought the day would come when they

Told me ai???I mean nothingai???

 

Sometimes I thought why the lord give me

this life

a life full of heartache

pain

emotional abuse

fighting

tears

Sometime I want to break out of this life,

But I canai??i??t and why I donai??i??t know

 

I just wish that one night when I go to

Bed with tears in my eyes I will be swept

Away to a whole new life where my tears

Will be wiped and my eyes dried

Of tears.

A life where I never had to shed a tear

A life where Iai??i??m surrounded by joy and happiness

A life where I can live to the fullest and

Be myself and thatai??i??s being happy all the time.