Valentine’s day

House pets hear the hungry

Bent over double in despair

We can botox instead of cry

While condoms blind the undecided

Let’s take pictures of ourselves

As though death is not for us

Let’s raise our glasses to fake plastic love.

Copyright Β© Nomzi Kumalo, 2014.


  1. So this is your first WordPress blog I suppose? Lovely! And I would like to nominate you and your lovely blog for the Liebster Award!

    Recently I have been nominated for this “Award”. An award meant to welcome (relative small) bloggers to the world of Blogging. If you participate you have to nominate 3 to 11 other people for this award.

    Since we follow each-other blogs for a while now and I appreciate your blog, I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Award.

    There are a few rules if you accept this award which you can find here:

    Basically the rules are: Answer the 11 questions I have written for you in my blog, state 11 random facts about yourself and nominate 3 to 11 other people for an award.

    Feel free to ignore this award if you don’t like it, I appreciate your blog anyway πŸ˜‰

    I wish you great holidays and happy blogging.

    Kind regards,


    1. Oowee. Thank you so very much for your nomination Tieme. That is very kind of you and I appreciate your support. I am an award free blog though.

      Congratulations for your nomination and have a wonderful holiday season and happy blogging to you too. πŸ™‚

      Kind regards,

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      1. You’re welcome Nomzi πŸ™‚ And feel free to stay award free πŸ˜‰ I just started blogging, so I didn’t know these things could come as a plague πŸ˜‰

        Thank you for your reply. Have a great christmas!

        Kind regards,


  2. really speaks volumes when thinking on how much this actually represents valentine’s day as it is portrayed in society, short and bittersweet. it’s a provocative piece.


    1. Wonderful. I do believe in love but the red things sold in in the shops, mostly to be thrown away, drive me nuts. When will I soften about this waste? Probably not ever. In the meantime, I write, so thank you for popping by. πŸ™‚


      1. lol omg really is it?? Ok that’s it… I will find a profile picture of my mother to show you. It looks EXACTLY like her. And just so you know, my mother is one of those people who looks like she is my sister…probably my younger sister half the time πŸ˜‰


        1. OMG no way. You do not on any level look anywhere near forty!!! That’s crazy, you’ve clearly got the fountain of youth bottled at your house somewhere. You should share πŸ˜‰


  3. Love this! Not always a fan of poetry because it tends to be cliche and simplified and played out most of the time, but this was different. Made me really stop and think about each line and what it meant! Absolutely fabulous


      1. That is the same with any form of writing, from opinion piece to poetry of any sort. (check out my blog today…it’s a spoken word piece…she illustrates in no uncertain terms why it is that to play it safe just won’t do it justice!). I can’t stand the safe stuff, in general. I find that if you haven’t laid it all out there, my brain will just stop paying attention. Keep laying your stuff out there, girl…the results are clearly worth it!


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