Owen Hamalala

Biography: My name is owen hamalala am from zambia Am a poet who writes from within Writing poems is something i keep doing And i also draw

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Owen Hamalala
Monday 6 May 2024

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I've been in love before and I've had that love shatter & break into pieces, I wrote silence in that time-frame...an

d people asked me what inspired it, and I have always had a hard time answering that question, partly because, emotionally so much was going on then, and partly because the poem sort of opens up old wounds. But in hindsight, I nearly wrote some lousy angry, ex-lover didn't appreciate my piece which demonized women instead of (silence), and I think I only wrote the latter because of the servants of God that were feeding me spiritually at a really dark depressing time...and I can thus say a major component of writing(silence) was responsibility. Recognizing that I was responsible for my actions of which lady I perused or not, & the big one: I was responsible for which type of person I fell in love with (to an extent anyway)...now, a lot of us are fed the jazz that falling in love is just some spontaneous, random act that u have no control over, but truth be told often we fall for people who match a certain list of prioritized traits that you have consciously or subconsciously deemed as desirable/attractive. If you're honest with yourself, look back at your exes, they signify what you found most appealing in the opposite sex at the time...why all this? My point?...we take it back: RESPONSIBILITY. Lots of you are so angry with your exes. So settled in this position of being a victim of some guy's lies or cheating or some girls neglect or materialism. And while you may have valid points, maybe the person you should be angry with is yourself, angry at the inconsistent, superficial, unbiblical, traits that you subconsciously find desirable. Not those tuma edited, church friendly, rehearsed responses you give to your pastor or parents about what you looking for in a man/woman but that 'alone in your room guilty pleasure' smile you have when you think about so & so. Renew your mind & heart. Cry out to God for him to place new desires that you appr


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