Category: Getting Personal


  • Sober Alcoholics: (Do not look at me… For now)

    Sometimes people believe in us, but we fall short. The challenge is facing them when you’ve failed.

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Afraid of the Dark)

    They say, when days are dark, friends are few. But also when it’s dark, my shadow fades too. How do I blame anyone when I can’t see anything? Maybe they’re also in the dark and they can’t see me. Truth be told, light only touches the surface. Darkness goes deeper. When there’s light, everyone sees […]

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Cracks)

    Finding hope when everything falls apart

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Prayers)

    I’m not a religious person.No, I actually am a religious person.I wouldn’t be thinking of prayer if I wasn’t.Maybe I think I’m not because it’s been a while since I did it. Maybe I don’t know what to pray for.It gets difficult to admit there’s a need to,Especially when asked which one is a priority […]

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Only teary when in the Rain)

    I wish it could rain, so it can cover my tears. I wish it could rain, so it can rinse my face. This heat exposes my freckles and my cracked skin. I need something to cool me down a little. I just need a let off channel, no questions. Teardrops from raindrops, can’t be separated. […]

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  • I’m having trouble separating the fairy dust from the dirt

    I’m having trouble separating the fairy dust from the dirt The storm from the rain The rain from the flowers I’m having a hard time trying to forgive and get along Why can’t we all just get along? Sure we can, just with the buffer of a pole at least ten feet long I’m having […]

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  • The I in FAMiLY

    I appreciate in this recollection of my early days, the awkward spots we find ourselves in from time to time because of what’s expected of us – even without our knowledge. The post entails the sharing of my youthful mishaps as I try to find the I in Family

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (The Curse of a Pretty Face)

    Being handsome/beautiful has its perks. You are easy on everyone’s eye. Your environment will always have a glimpse of a smile. The tricky part is not knowing if everyone’s intention is as genuine. In a world of predators, making it to the top is always questionable when you have such a face. Sometimes you may […]

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  • Reset (by Hlumelo Nyaluza)

    Reset, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, terminate the activity (giving orders to the system within) Hlumelo: “Terminate what activity?” HN: “My bad, activities; past mistakes, ‘failure’, ‘fear’, rejection scars and…” Hlumelo: “And what else?” HN: “Nothing else.” Hlumelo: “What about betrayal, contemplation, doubt, depression, broken heart, loss…” HN: “Whoah, first of all I was betrayed enough in my teenage […]

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  • Taking a loss

    We all want nice things in life. We even go to school for the promise of such things. And on our way there, we make all the plans for when those days come. After so much work, the pictured day comes, the results are not as expected. Conversations come to the head, saying by this […]

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