Writer of the Week, #WoW, was introduced in March 2018, as a way to acknowledge and celebrate writers who have shown consistency, growth, improvement and interaction with their fan base on the site. Congratulations to this week’s WoW, Somelele Ntamo for ‘Redemption’. Keep writing and you could be next week’s Writer of the Week!

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You knew there was something
That kept on invading my brain
Smashing my head like a train
And it’s driving me insane
Filling it with disdain
Feeding on my pain

You knew very well
That I had a dark side
Running and running
With nowhere to hide
From what I feel inside
Darkness fills my eyes with lies
Something gushing in me
Like ever-surging tides

I’ve done you wrong so many times
But you weren’t afraid
You stepped up, you were brave
My soul you’ve saved
My heart is no longer concave
You knew I had something

You found me in stagnation
I didn’t know what to do
I was filled with trepidation
But somehow you managed to snap me
Out of my hallucination
You never gave up on me
You gave me freedom and redemption