Written on the Grave

216538bb912abc8beef5f6f7760bd9c4.jpegMy Featured Blogger this week is Kaletso Chris, a young South African law student and freelance writer who blogs under the name Forgotten Magic. The law student side of him compels him to explore moral-social issues, rights and wrongs. But the writer side of him compels him to address them in poetic, even stream-of-conscious language. He’s abstract at times, yes. But what’s always clear is his passion for truth.

Read him and you’ll see!

Forgotten Magic: Lifestyle blog

If they said that every man’s troubles were to be written on his grave, some would flee and die in as many foreign lands as possible.

And if it where said that every man’s debts were to be read out loud in church, some would flee while we closed our eyes in worship.

And if it were that we could taste our neighbour’s tears in every savoured glass of wine, some would sleep as early as the chickens and never be seen in the morning.

I always hoped that I would grow up to face my own sins and be held accountable.

But if every shed of blood was to be added to the ink of my pen, then maybe I too would curl into a tight coil like a millipede, because I could have seven hundred legs, but never enough to run from the truth.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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8 Responses to Written on the Grave

  1. Wow Thanks Mitch, it’s a great honour to feature on your site. And you have certainly read me well… If I could find myself in the words you’ve described me in, I would be closest to complete.

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  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow that is beautiful. Certainly true for me. I love the comparison with the pen. Love Joni

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  3. You’re right, Mitch. This is very good, the kind of poem you want to come back to.

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  4. As always, Mitch, you find the winners.

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