I am from a place where children are barred from leaving their yards
because they fear the end of the world.
Crime is all around.
I am from a place where parents are scared of our unfaithfulness.
We leave looking for a better life
and come back with girls named Nompilo.
I am from a place where teenage pregnancy is the norm.
An everyday thing, no longer a sin.
It has become the ‘in’ thing, a fashion.
I am from a place where there’s no truth in keeping true to your word.
The hearts of young people are lost “They don’t know,” says the good book.
“All sins will be forgiven. All things are possible with prayer.”
I am from a place where youth bind to all things in this world –
not only teenage pregnancy.