2012 March 2013: The Fact Remains…

I’m not looking for sympathy
or feeling sorry
things happened this way
Nothing anyone can say will change anything
because
The fact remains…
I am now counted in the statistics because
The fact remains…
Don’t tell me I should have never allowed
my story to be published
because….
The fact remains….
You don’t know how I feel
-no one does and the
The fact remains….
Don’t tell me what people might say
or think because
The fact remains….
It’s not going to change anything
Don’t ask me who was my rapist
because it makes me mad
But mad as I can be and
for everyone’s sake and my own
Life goes on and still
The fact remains..
that

I AM INFECTED!!!

© Busi Sigasa
(2006)

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About the author

She died on the 12th March 2007 at the age of 25.
Join us on the 6th April 2013 as we commemorate and celebrate her life with Buhle Msibi.
See full details on Public Announcement below:
https://inkanyiso.org/2013/03/08/2013-march-8-event-announcement/

Her previous poem published here is:
Remember Me When I’m gone
https://inkanyiso.org/2013/03/09/2013-march-8-remember-me-when-im-gone/

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