Treasure Island

Goodenough Sakhile Dlamini

(08 December 1992 / KwaZulu Natal, Pinetown)

Africa My Africa

I peered at the dusk of the day
With malicious mockery of our generation
As it sets behind the mountain of civilization
Being an half-breed of life
With the whites' ways washing away our ways
Turning where the sun rises to where it sets

I bent my leg's hinges to behold clearly The beauty of the sun
I laid on the sand to behold
The glory of the moon
Above they glitter with the glamour's of heaven
From the beginning of the generations
Forever remaining unchanged

Now slavery runs deep in our veins
In the name of civilization
Turning the rise of the day to the setting of the day

This is where the sun rises
And not where it sets
This is where the tides roll to your ocean
This where the breeze blows to your land
We are the original of Gods' work
We are the ones that fight man to man
Not hiding our faces behind weapons
We are the Zulu warriors
We are Africans

Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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africa i love my continent

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  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (4/24/2014 11:27:00 AM)

    Lovely poem Sakhile, it shows patriotism somthing that lacks kubantu abasha kulezinsuku, impela singamaZulu kaMjokwane kaNdaba, inkashana kaMenzi ephuza umlaza ngameva, singama-Africa oqobo, amnyama okomhlabathi esikhunjeni, amhlophe okweqhwa ezinhliziyweni, akhaliphile okokhozi ezingqondweni....
    Izilwane zasendle siphila phakathi kwazo ngoba siyimvelo, imvelo eyavezwa wuMvelinqangi....
    Inhle inkondlo yakho ivusa usinga.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dipy Hermonite (10/4/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    Lovely poem written from the heart. Loved it Goodenough. Have rated your poem.

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  • Africa My Roots (9/19/2013 12:41:00 PM)

    Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. But not everyone knows exactly what his passion is right away. Don't worry - whether you're looking for your passion to find a new career, or if you're looking to get completely immersed in a new hobby or activity, there are a number of things you can do to find your passion. this what i call a passion in poetry good work (Report) Reply

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