Take a pause for an emotional twist,
Fake a smile, clench the teeth – make a fist,
False-felt provocative prophecy,
Inevitably failed a never made destiny.
So many words, I drown in decay,
Too many demons, I cannot slay,
Apathy turns pity, spent in shattered reflective sea,
Sinner boy turns sinner man and remembers me.
This beauty be self-made socialism, turned hypocrisy,
Yet demons do not turn, but simply adhere to hierarchy,
Trust is not questioned in here bench marked court,
Rather how a diamond could dare to think a charcoal thought.
Can daughter wind cry to a dying heart?
Without mother-earth to tell her fluid sounds apart?
Too many times we retreat in un-relying sympathy,
A hundred ways to float past clarity.
© Karla Botha
Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”
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Preface . . .
We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’ We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us. These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.
There are many people silently suffering as a result. They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion. There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society. The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people. They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.
It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world. “You Have a Name.”
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