Walani Ndhlovu

Rookie - 187 Points (23 March 1996 / Blantyre, Malawi)

CLIMBING THE HILL


Stand still
With your hand climb the hill
If you use a spoon
You won't finish soon
Don't dream
Because you might no see the steam
If you do so don't cry
When you find the plate clean and dry
Eat more food
To reach you adulthood
Be careful they might think you are rude
Take a look
So that they may let you off the hook
If a rock of a hill sticks on your neck,
Drinking water is the trick
If it's too hot on your chest
No one can check
Just resist
Until your delicious hill gets flat
Wishing to get another plate.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A long time ago in villages of Malawi, people used to eat together in a circle having the food placed on the center. So climbing a hill is a term to mean eating Nsima.

Comments about this poem (CLIMBING THE HILL by Walani Ndhlovu )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. 'Hope' is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. winter snow, Juwon Daniel
  2. Come Hold Me 3, Michael P. McParland
  3. Autumn, Andrea Vescovo
  4. I Love You Kira 6, Michael P. McParland
  5. sonnet 6: God of snow, Juwon Daniel
  6. Late Payment, Angela Wybrow
  7. Love versus Fear, Darian Kalamerd
  8. unforgettable summer nights, Juwon Daniel
  9. Wake up! ! !, ramesh rai
  10. Cinquante, Marilyn Jean
[Hata Bildir]