An ordinary day to many,
But has left a young girl with never healing scar
Deeper and even harder to announce its pain
As the spirit of her mother escapes her body
She was glued up on her only coping mechanism
So she looked at her, starred at her and longed for her attention.
Called her, no reply
Moved her body, observed her stomach, her lungs ar no longer in motion.
“Mama vuka uzotya, Mama, Mama ndicela uvuke torho awuzokwazi ukundishiya ndizothini mna?!”
Still no answer
Tongue white, eyes closed, pulse has stopped beating.
The dearest stood over watched her only daughter
Pleading to the rest of the ancestors to bring her back.
OMthimkhulu Amangelengele as the forebears to spare her more years of life.
Mother looked away and left to meet these ancestors for her betterment.
It was painful and heart breaking being looked after by an 18 year old
Left to enjoy the memories of that year
Leaving her 15 days after her 19th birthday, at 14:14 on the 15th October 2020