Snakes short poem

Uploaded by Lesiba Mphahlele

I’m sorry, terrified, I truly fear snakes.
To kill one, I don’t have what it takes,
Its bite I’ve never had through my veins,
But my fragile thoughts with horror it stains.
Its hiss, more louder in my ear than normal,
It raises its head I do run a mile,
It wags its tail I run the yard!
I measure my distance,alive or dead.
I’m sorry, really, can’t face my own fear.
Although I’d like to see one killed,here
Terror overcomes lust and hate.
I cannot stand to see it and wait.
Its tongue is slickering, across the field,
It makes a coil around me, and I yield.

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Lesiba Mphahlele

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Born in Limpopo,north of South Africa,I am a young man with the strong desire to ink my thoughts into poetic essence.
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