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(27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

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My Day Of Birth

it transcends to my thoughts
yet another day of mine
the day of my born day
as i age more today
a day, so memorable
adorable and honourable

i do feel older than yesterday
and stronger than the other day
waving through walks like many
that do so on their earth day
in whatever way they may
and so do i, today

i am the man that is
a man of swollen faces
of growth by the cages
like the many other pages
of the words

within my thoughts
and the journey within the faults
of learning
and earning
the color of my own dream
as i live, age, die and gone

i said to mine,
blessed day of birth
wednesday, the twenty seventh
nineteen eighty-fifth
a son was born; the sixth
on this day of the month

without this day
there is no say,
and the mother of mine
shall forever stay (in my heart)
the only source of my life
with love, at heart

Submitted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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blessed earth day to myself


poem: 'my day of birth'
book: 'thus spoke ntema: the unknown poet'
year: february 2013
book no.2 of 2013

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  • Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema (2/27/2013 12:55:00 AM)


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    Ruth Miz'j Mizo Jeremiah Great piece.
    ..Birthday blessings ma guy! ! ! !
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge More thanks Ruth...
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    Amogelang Khunwane Hapy borndae Mr.Ntema! mpore blessings on ur writing k!
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge Thanks many much Amo.
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    Boineelo Andy Nyukulane · 5 mutual friends
    Not every man should celebrate his bornday but only generation changers and world shakers, honestly u deserve thisHaPi BoRnDaY Mr NtEmA n DnT JuSt AgE In YeArS rAtHeR iN sPiRiT n TaKe MaMbO sOmEwHeRestay blessed..
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    Ekzyl DeggeDegge Mambo is the future my king, bringing cultural, spiritual and emotional/romantic poetry to the fore...
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