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Mlungisi


I woke up with a sore body must be that uncomfortable position I slept in when I fell asleep on my mother's lap poor woman must have slept on the chair I got up and stretched my arms and walked out to my bedroom Boniswa was still asleep I kissed her soft lips and she moaned.

Me:Thembalami ulele(are you asleep)

Her:no am only pretending to be asleep

Me:you dumb yazi

Her: I miss you sthandwa Sam

Me:I miss you more and am sorry for not coming to bed I fell asleep in mamas bedroom.

Her:I know but you here now.


I pull her closer and she rest her head on my chest listening to my heart beat singing all the love I have for her if there's one thing God has done right for me is bringing Boniswa into my life.


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Thulisile


We sat around the table having breakfast soft porridge with milk I wasn't enjoying my food not because it tasted bad but because my mind was stuck on yesterday encounter with my father hell I hardly slept I tossed and turned the whole night.  Malome Zitha was making remarks about Boniswa and Mlungisi.


Zitha: if there's anyone who brought shame in our family is Boniswa who eloped with that Buthelezi boy.

Gcebile: he is even broke. Did you see how she lost weight? I tell you that house smells of hunger.

Zitha: she was always thinwhen they say an apple doesn't fall far from the tree they mean Boniswa and that sister of mine Nonjabulo. She left with a rich man and Boniswa eloped our ancestors are mad at them.

Gcebile: you can say that again. Thulisile don't ever walk in your sisters footsteps nothing worked out for her even her degree is gathering dust.

Me: I hear you.

Zitha: matter of fact if you have a boyfriend bring him here we must know if he comes from a family that has money or not.


My grandmother shook her head and got up taking her bag leaving for church. It is a norm here that we go to church every Sunday we don't miss any service no matter what we all followed suit to Zitha's car going to church.


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Boniswa


While I was making breakfast for everyone MaButhelezi came out of her bedroom wearing a very beautiful dress she greeted me and walked out of the house

when they say an apple doesn't fall far from the tree they mean Boniswa and that sister of mine Nonjabulo. She left with a rich man and Boniswa eloped our ancestors are mad at them.

Gcebile: you can say that again. Thulisile don't ever walk in your sisters footsteps nothing worked out for her even her degree is gathering dust.

Me: I hear you.

Zitha: matter of fact if you have a boyfriend bring him here we must know if he comes from a family that has money or not.


My grandmother shook her head and got up taking her bag leaving for church. It is a norm here that we go to church every Sunday we don't miss any service no matter what we all followed suit to Zitha's car going to church.


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Boniswa


While I was making breakfast for everyone MaButhelezi came out of her bedroom wearing a very beautiful dress she greeted me and walked out of the houseI followed her just to see where she is going she stood by the gate.


Me: ma are you alright?

Her: yes am alright.are we going to church?

Me: church?

Her:yes it's Sunday right? I think we should go and by the time we get back Buthelezi will be home.

Me: alright let me go bath then but come and have your breakfast.


She came and kissed my hand with a tear escaping her eyes.


Her: you have a beautiful heart my child.

Me: thank you ma

We had our breakfast and we went to church I have never seen her singing like that I was in disbelief even her children were amazed of how she sings.We went home after church.


Her: Kanti uphi Buthelezi (where is my husband)

Phindile: mama he is not coming today or any time soon.

Mlu: ma after 3days he will come.

Her: let me go lye down a bit .


I don't understand why do they have to lie to her she has to accept her husband death of she doesn't she will forever waiting for her late husband to come back.


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Thulisile


I was walking around the neighborhood just clearing my head and making decisions of I will not force my father into my life and I need to pull up my socks and focus on getting my matric certificate. I passed a group of guys the whistled and I pretended like I didn't hear anything yes am beautiful like my mother but boys are not in the list of my worries.


I saw some handsome light skinned guy walking besides me holding an umbrella.


Him: hello ntokazi unjani

Me: am good thank you

Him: may I walk with you? I know it's hot and looks like you need an umbrella.

Me: no thanks I will be fine besides am almost home.

Him: alright then my name is  Baxolele Xhasa but my friend call me X.

Me: Thulisile.

Him: alright see you around Thuli 


The way he said my name left my stomach with butterflies playing around shuu Waze wamuhle ubutiza wonder where has he been all this years.


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Write your opinion

Nonkuh 2019-04-07 18:27:35

Better concentrate on your school work like you said. Don't force yourself where you not needed