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Fallen Stars – Margaret Muyonjo


Fallen Stars – Margaret Muyonjo

They were the children of parents who wept.

They were the students of teachers in distress.

They were the partners of numerous lovers

Today, they are the owners of an unfortunate reality.


I have seen then shine and fade!

Rise up and fall!

Tough gangsters that fought like soldiers;

Lie like dead dogs on the road side.

Students that were too cool to learn;

Now exist in poverty and struggle to live.

Young girls that indulged in promiscuity,

Now walk in shame with their swollen bellies

And die with their virus!


Not very long ago, they had it all!

School was child’s play, they knew it all!

They shone brighter than the stars

And stood out like the full moon!

Life was boring, it was too predictable.

And yet, none could predict today!


None were smart enough to calculate this misfortune.

And those that shone like the stars

Have forgotten to illuminate their path to avoid their fall

They destroyed the future that lay in their hands.

Just yesterday, they rose and shone!

But today, they fade and fall!

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My name is Kriszti Bottyan (23) and I am the Editor of Teenzone Magazine. This means that all content goes through me before it reaches you. I graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2015 and I am currently completing my post-grad in Applied Languages. I am admittedly addicted to E! but I am also into the more serious content about society and about topics concerning YOUR future. Ultimately, you are my number one priority. We have migrated to a digital platform that is more suitable to you, our readers. We are continuously grateful for your support and in return promise to deliver. We will not disappoint!


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