Friday, 9 October 2015

Her and (Between) the Two Men Part 1

Her and (Between) the Two Men Part 1
She had just met them, the two men.
And of course at first she would appear an innocent child;
With an innocent face but caught between the two men.
Her smile could make a bachelor’s taste by the night;
Like dreams over shadows of a teenager’s eye.
Her thighs could drag a man’s feet to a jury. Her eyes;
Could provoke a blind man’s sight to the chest of a juvenile.
But at times she would appear a crazy child, a lazy child.
And she would pride between the two men. She would cry;
A silent tear and she would choose to die inside.
She gave it a try at once and a dozen times thereafter. Her life;
Was a talk of the town, she’d frown;

She’d frown—but ignore. She was the gem of African beauty.
And the voice in her told her to be calm but she would ignore.
She would act as though she did not know.
She had brutal eyes of the beholder. She was still younger;
Than her first daughter when she met her sudden lover,
He was a little older than her but kind to be a brother.
He was a man. A fighter. A warrior, but a drifter.
He had become an intruder, an abuser,
And their friendship could not sustain its vulnerable matter;
But her and between the two men.
She had just met the other, and on way to the other.
She had escaped from the other, O what a saga!

Her and between the two men.
She could not bend to mend a broken heart;
But decided to desert the inner self to a fallen kind.
She submitted herself to the civilized kind. The broken kind.
The material kind. And she was a teenager.  She was enticed;
By fairy tales of the working class. And she would miss a class,
To quench an old friend’s thirsty days. But the two men retained theirs.
They kept a secret. And the secret between the two men became a little curious.
And curiosity is relative. It is never absolute. You’d rather be a coward;
But curious for rhetorical matters to unfold beneath the mountain of lovers.

Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema
The Voice of a Shadow: Life, Reality and Mental Inspiration Poetry



  1. This piece explores the elements of lust and vulnerability.

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    Khonzani Nhlalo Zee
    Khonzani Nhlalo Zee: Sumthn between her and the two men...hmmm nyc piece
    Like · Reply · October 9, 2015 at 5:59pm

    Mambo Ntema: probably there is. I wrote 3 pieces on this aspect and will write 3 more on "Him and (Between) the Two Women, soon as the inspiration takes forth my creative kind.
    Like · Reply · 1 · October 9, 2015 at 6:02pm

    Khonzani Nhlalo Zee: cool
    Like · Reply · October 10, 2015 at 9:45pm

    Jon Greaves: Very good, I hear you may be in europe later this year, we must hook up if so
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · October 9, 2015 at 7:22pm

    Mambo Ntema: Yes Sir, I will detail you when it unfolds somewhere in Europe, in the soonest.
    Like · Reply · 1 · October 9, 2015 at 11:43pm

    Gregory Samakande: Words
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · October 10, 2015 at 10:59am

    Mambo Ntema: Have no Borders!
    Like · Reply · 1 · October 10, 2015 at 10:59am

    Chalegwa Mokolwane:Gr8 work bigup uno selv brethren
    Unlike · Reply · 1 · December 1, 2015 at 12:23am

    Mambo Ntema: oneBlood
    Like · Reply · May 5 at 3:41pm

    Mambo Ntema: this poem is one such pieces I've written on this sacred subject of lust and infidelity in a family institution. It still quite Sociological and the theorem wanders beneath just the word but everyday life issues.
    Like · Reply · 1 · May 5 at 3:42pm

    Lucky M. Bulayani: Her and the two men my guy. This is one kind of approach that lingers in the mind for long after one has read. Beautiful piece, God!
    Unlike · Reply · 2 · 18 hrs

    Mambo Ntema: Thank you for the read and reasoning Lucky M. I just took another path to adventure my creative writing skills. I was sure to narrate as I saw but the scenario is portrayed better in words as the setting unfolds to the reader. Bless up king, oneBlood
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