The ship of sorrow and cries
The ship of love and affection
Breaking and healing
Tossing and turning
Where loyalty is rare
Where the soul is tarnished
At the same time
Where feelings are fulfilled
And pride is awakened
Betrayal is seen as success
Born to be destroyed
Loving to hate
Yearning to kill

The battleship
Lacking neutrality
Lacking equality
Power of words
Striking as bombs
Demolishing the subconscious
After leaving it to bleed

It’s complicated
But to me
It was said to be exciting
Because no one has ever wanted to escape from it


This piece of writing was created as part of the WritingMe Writing Clubs with Sophumelela High School, Western Cape. Find out more here.