Niki Nicholas Nkuna

(1957/01/09 / BURGERSFORT (Leeufallei farm or Ga- Makwakwasi))

All people of various kinds


Beauty everywhere, near and far,
Some beauty I see with my eyes and through the brain,
Never know if I long for it or not,
Because it is yet to reveal itself with my want and patience,
All people of various kinds in search of it,
And all that comes with it,
The hoodwink of the course crocodile skin
Or the tortoise shell,

Beauty everywhere in the open and hidden places, close and far range,
Only to be relished through perpetual want and search,
Some easy to see,
Some easy to find, appreciate, touch and enjoy,
Some easy to open or crush to taste and eat,
Maybe that’s how the boundaries of edible and inedible food were established
Some I believe to the brink of taboo!

All people of various kinds left nothing to chance but cultural boundaries,
That caused deliberate divisions of respect and disrespect, taboo and all!
Patience rings thin and thick to some people of various kinds to hear the melody,
To appreciate the wild berries and wild meats,
The distance fluctuates short and far,
Subjugating all the people of various kinds,
The mockery of people wearing shorts, blankets, bandana and all,
Some people call it stupid,
Some call it disrespect, civilization or culture limitation or extension,

When the hard nut to crack eventually cracks
And the stars begin to shine in the mind through the ear,
Paradise came into view, lighting up the voyage ahead,
Revelation of more rose gardens and sweet melody ensue,
All people of various kinds in their respective conclaves and caves,
Troglodytes, man about town and all, relish their respective treasure finds,

The distance to paradise is near and far
The expedition by all people of various kinds to the ultimate soul, jazz and all,
Some call it deep soul, jazzy and all,
Never reached by all,
Paradise is stratified, long and short, far and near,
With no boundaries of civilization or anything else of note to call,

All people of various kinds enjoy the sweet and bitter fruit
Near and far with content,
However, they will never know the sweet and bitter side,
Without the mind and patience to explore the taste and the distance to paradise
N Nkuna,24 March 2013

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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