‘It’s sad to see my sisters suffer’


It’s sad to see my sisters suffer 

And it is hard for them to recover

the only ones crying for them 

Are their mothers

Wondering “why did you touch her”.

They are strong and bold

They shine through darkness 

Why are they being controlled 

Their stories need to be told 

Some men seem to get tempted 

But don’t know that others 

Are being affected

Because when they get rejected 

They don’t seem to accept it.

To my fellow South African brothers 

We must protect our sisters 

Because together we are strong 

And we can achieve greatness

~Bohlale Tsotsotso