Perspective 

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I’m better for having been with you

but I’m no better being without you

 

© Melanie Arendse

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Hopeful break ???

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Title : The Palm      Photo Credits : Rudy Sands Photography

 

We never thought this would be us

love turned into short lived pleasures and lusts

Oh how? I felt like it was all my fault

after this break up left me out in the cold

 

yet I’ll surrender my heart

so the healing can start

accepting that I can’t make you stay

even when my heart yearns for you today

I release and trust that God above

if need be will treasure and restore this Love

 

and if  perhaps-NOT

at least we, i  LOVED

 

© Melanie Arendse

 

Liefding (Love thing)

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hope flickers like a candle in the wind
as volumes of love is dailed up on its full
even when we are full of strife  and contention
hung up on plans of the future
adeqaucy challenged,
forgiveness questioned?
despite all faults,
past loves,
past hurts,
infidelty caused,

hope still flickers like a candle in the wind

as we make plans for OUR future

we will have strife and contention

YET Our love dial is turned up on it’s FULL

© Melanie Arendse

 

 

 

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Needing & wanting him

Feeling pain, sadness

When we part

My crazy heart

Has become whimsical

In its telling

Openly displaying

Heart wrenching

Confusion

Nostalgia &

Melancholy at the

Thought of losing him

And not being with him

© Melanie Arendse

Reflections

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Rising

Out

Of

Yesterday’s

Debris

A

Bold

Generation

Creating

Platforms

For

Growth &

Development

Tapping into

Higher

Education

Taking

Nothing

For granted

Privildged

That those

who went

before us

Laid a path

However crooked

It may have seemed

We are – Tomorrow

because

They were – Yesterday

© Melanie Arendse

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Photo credits * (Hector Pieterson’s dead body being carried – jeffsouthafrica.blogspot.com)

Silent God

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Loud prayers offered to a silent God

That’s how I feel at times when I seek you

Sometimes you  never answer even though I scream

More loudly, more intensly when my prayers heave out

Out of my chest, my heart and as my eyes are drenched

I STILL continue to offer loud prayers to a silent God

Hoping

Trusting

All in Faith

I offer Loud  prayers to a silent God

© Melanie Arendse

Birthday Blues

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Another tear

Coz

Another year

She’s forgotten

And my heart goes rotten

A stench I know too well

Yet can’t seem to tell

Why it rises this day

Simply to decay

My very heart, mind and soul

As this day tells me I’m getting old

Another tear

Coz

Another year

She’s forgotten

And my heart goes rotten

© Melanie Arendse