Woman in Black

 By Silibaziso S K Chuka

In that long black dress
She stands,
Bereaved at the loss of her child
The one they say she has eaten,
Yet, she carried him ten months in her womb..

      Maybe it’s these black dresses, she 

At twelve years to her father's age-mate she was given,
In that little black dress they called her
"The family saviour"
As to the slaughter she was led...

Vividly it comes back to her,
How in that black lace like dress
Her father-in-law harvested her in the name of culture.

All her life in that black dress which shifts forms each time.
Calamity has always befallen her.
Now she weeps; the lost chance to happiness she thought
For once she would have had...

The Poet

Silibaziso S K Chuka

Born on the 18th of March 1995, Silibaziso is a Zimbabwean poet, writer and humanitarian whose planning to study journalism. Her passion of the art has been fuelled by her day to day surroundings.

Mostly she enjoys reading and writing, listening to jazz and soul. She is very social, helpful and polite with a glimmer of humor. As it is she is capable to work individually and also in a team setting, very outgoing and tactful. Silibaziso started writing at the age of 14 although not published yet. Her works are mainly centered on the paradoxical social setups and the world as a whole. She loves exploring and learning new things daily, hence her poetry seems like that of a broken mind.

“This is all there is to tell about myself so far as I am still evolving,” says Silibaziso.