Déjà vu

I thought that I had forgotten you…
left you in the past where you belong.
But being here, in this place where you grew up, I don’t know why I can’t help but think of you.
This place, so unknown to me, wreaks of your essence and I hate it.
Why are you on my mind when I’ve never been here with you?
Why is your name on my tongue when I don’t even miss you!

-Mamello Maitse

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Strangers

We were close once…
And now all we are is strangers with history.
Yet I smile when I think about you…
My heart still finds you familiar.

– Mamello Maitse

She Dances

She sways her hips to the rhythm of a beat that flows to her tips.
Her lips they press as she grabs her dress and her hands her frame caress.

There’s a fire in her eyes…
A sensual flame that flickers and flaunts as sultry sounds her body taunt.
She moves, she grooves, her inhibitions are loosed and for once she won’t have to choose…
between being herself or the one she tamed.

In this state all is fate when music is her bait.
She yields her will to the tempos advances and in a trance…

She dances.

– Mamello Maitse

Walking away

I have ended things…
Walked away from people more times than I can count.
But never have I felt that I was walking away from LOVE, until you.
Yet, it still feels like the right thing to do.
And so I can’t look back…
My heart won’t stand a chance if I do.

– Mamello Maitse

O wretched man 

There are those days
when shadows of
my lesser self
obstruct the light,
and in my groping,
Nephi’s words
reflect my plight:
“O wretched man … I am!”
With him I grieve,
and sorrow
over frailties
that haunt my
conscious mind
and tempt with
hopelessness
relief
I seek to find.

Yet there is One
whose light
will never fail,
whose mercy
makes a way
for my escape.
He opens up the gates.
His love can make me whole!
And with Nephi
I rejoice
and plead,
“O Lord, …
redeem my soul”!

-Phyllis Baker White