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HIV POEMS

Poems by Kat – Official Poet Laureate of HIVONIA

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Today I saw a spider’s web

Sparkling with the dew

I wish I were upon that web

Spinning out a tale

A tale of stigma gone

And bye bye fear today

Then I’d sit and watch the world

Catch all the flies around

Oh to be a spider

Free to spin all day!!

 

…………………………………………..

I’m sitting here alone,

It’s quiet, not a sound,

My life is full of quietness

I often sit alone

Stigma and isolation, along with fear

Forces me to sit alone, no talking can be done,

If I could talk, I’d sit and talk some more,

Let out all the fears I have

Deep, deep down inside

The lies, the pretence; the different masks I don,

Is only on the surface of this secret world of mine

I’m wanting to break free….

Banish the stigma accept the facts

HIV has impact

On this normal family life,

What is normal in any family life

Isn’t in our world, the one with lies to tell

Until we are accepted, this life is tied to us,

The one we’re trying to leave.

Accept this red ribbon and pin it on with pride,

And go on one last journey,

And leave the stigma behind.

 

 

My name is Kat,

I’m happy with that

I live with my family, and the HIV,

But I don’t have a cat,

A family that cares

A family that shares

Stigma and isolation in each day we face

I don’t want to race

I don’t want to ramble

But give me a chance and I’d like to gamble

What would I do

If I won the pools

I’d buy lots of tools

And build a new world

One with protection and one with affection

Empower the people, to be able to say,

I’m HIV positive and I live for each day!!!!!!

KAT’S POEM

The leaves are twirlin and whirlin
As they whizz down from the trees
Carefree like a bird
Not a worry in the world
I wish I was a leaf
To twirl and whirl in the wind
Free like a bird, and settle where I like

I wish I was a scarlet red one
To represent me
The red of the ribbon
Significant to HIV

To twirl and whirl
And not be stigmatised
Oh! how free I would be
So as World Aids Day dawns
May a new life awake
Make all the stigma rot away
Like the carpet of leaves

That I tread on upon my secret world

7 Comments»

  jess wrote @

VERY CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE

  H Anthony Cothern Jr wrote @

I am in Tennessee and tonight I am chairing a World AIDS HIV event featuring live poetry and music. MY 12year old daughter came aross your poem and was so touched that she plans to read it tonight. Her grandfather, my father , had HIV.

  susan wrote @

my name is Susan Smith i am 18 years old i had hiv from a man who i thought he love me but if he love me he would told me he had hiv

  Isabell wrote @

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  mwatts868 wrote @

You are a lovely poet. These poems are beautiful and very inspirational 😉

  mwatts868 wrote @

You are a lovely poet. These poems are beautiful and inspirational;)


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