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»I refuse to give up«

by Mbalenhle Thandokuhle Xulu, May 18, 2010

I lie awake in my bed
Helpless, hopeless
My future suddenly doesn't look so bright anymore
All my childhood dreams and aspirations dead
Doesn't look like there's much for me, I am told
But I won't give up, at least not yet


Everyone's busy with their own stuff
Everyone has their own business to take care of
She's too much work they say
I have suddenly become a burden
Everyone is not responsible for my own happiness
And that's why I won't give up
At least not yet

My family has disowned me
My friends don't want me anymore
I can't go to work
I can't go out with the girls anymore
Yet I refuse to give up
At least not yet

I'm responsible for my own happiness
I'm responsible for my future
I'm responsible for standing up and living my life
The way I want
My God is still not dead
It's my life, it's my future and I won't give up on it
At least not yet

Written: December 2007
Tags: Emotions Future Hope Life

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Reader comments

"Profound and inspirational ????"
Michael Vundla, Aug 9, 2018
"I REFUSE TO GIVE UP TOO."
SIMPHIWE, Apr 18, 2011
"touchy,thank you sister"
thandie, May 18, 2010

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