Just one prick confirmed the worst
It all felt like seeing a ghost
Was the world caving in?
Had I thrown my life into the bin?
Six months I had not had sex
My heart was now filled with vex
How would I live my new life?
What would I tell my future wife?
Six months later, the world turned against me
Close friendships turned so dim
Was the disease this demonising?
What happened to my life, so promising?
It is just a disease and I am not dead yet
I have over-lived the period they bet
They all said my life was on the brink
I should take that poison drink
Should I give up and let them laugh?
Can my heart grow to be tough?
I feel my life has a long way to go
To the death they proclaim I say no
It is six year after that prick
My body still as strong as a brick
This is why I choose to live
Live a positive life because I believe
HIV/AIDS kills! Malaria and Cholera too
Stop discrimination against people living with HIV
© Oliver Mathenge, December 2009