Simplicity

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He makes me happy

He makes me smile

He is my happy

He is my smile

© Melanie Arendse

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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)

Fleeting Hope

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I read your writing

and it leaves me thinking

Maybe you’ve met her – Your Muse

I hope she’s not confused

About the selfish-charming gem

She’s got in her hand

I display my selfish too

As I yearn constantly for you

My heart , mind & body craves

For you – Yes You

My Silent Muse

I subconsciously

Still

Choose

You

© Melanie Arendse

Case of the Ex

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I pick up the phone as the call comes in

I hear a familiar voice and replay a scene

Of happier times and heartache all at once

Floods my heart, and mind

As the buttons stay on rewind

For a minute we are back in the park

Tears dried

And hearts collide

We’re Together 

Just – You and I

© Melanie Arendse

Clarity

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selfish wrapped up in a coil of whirlwind emotions

as devastation lurks at the door of my heart

and I accept to end the inevitable before it perks it’s head

and annihilates everything I’ve come to know and be

© Melanie Arendse 

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

El Amigo (Friend)

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Vivid memories still linger in the reservoir of my heart

Even now when we’ve become strangers & are miles apart

However ‘serendipitous’

It may have seemed

We crossed paths and HAD to meet

Vivid memories still linger in the reservoir of my heart

Even now when we’ve become strangers & are miles apart

© Melanie Arendse