I have accepted this life
i cried a lot
now my eyes are empty
I no longer have tears
i had sleepless nights
its not worth it
im the one getting tortured

may God have mercy on me
one day
i want to be successful
my granny
is my sponsor
she encourages every step i take

i have developed anger
i have developed hatred
i completely changed
im not who i used to be
im not the Ntombi u know
pain changed me
pain turned me into a stranger

i have accepted this life
i have accepted the new me
may God have mercy
and wipe all my tears
with a graduation gown
and extend my granny’s life
shes all i have