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What is the essence…?

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What is the essence of living,
if you live in the fear of dying.
What is the essence of living,
if all you do is hating.
What is the essence of living,
if your life is not appreciating.
What is the essence of living,
if all you do is criticizing and condemning.
What is the essence of living.
if you are not achieving.
What is the essence of hating,
when you should ne loving.
What is the essence of taking,
if you don’t like giving.
What is the essence of resting,
if your work is still pending.
What is the essence of dreaming,
if you don’t wake up to achieve it.
What is the essence of a dress,
if it still reveals your nakedness.
what is the essence of writing,
if nobody is reading.
What is the essence of talking,
if no one is listening.
What is the essence of performing,
if no one is watching.
What is the essence of words on a page,
if you are afraid to perform it on stage.
What is the essence of winning,
when all you are doing is deceiving.
What is the essence of destroying,
when you have no desire of creating.
What is the essence of this Spoken Word piece,
if it makes you feel at ease.
By
King Olulu, who is not of the tribe of the Zulus.

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