They comfort when spoken
Warm and soft as a fleece
Soothing like cream
Can you tell?
When it’s gonna cut?
Cut your fragile pretty heart into tiny pieces?

I wonder do they know?
Do they know how poisonous they can be?
I wonder do they understand?
Do they understand how many volcanoes they erupt?
Murdering innocent souls
Destroying the other half
How I wish you could tell
Tell it’s them from a mile away
Tell they are coming close
Close to take it
Yes they take away your inner being
How I yearn we could all learn
Learn the signs
The signs that brutally is camouflaged when it enters
We need some protection
I’m dead serious
Serious protection
I don’t know how I’m gonna do it
But I’m definitely on a journey to find it.


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