Treasure Island

Nkululeko Mdudu

(11 October 1990 / Queenstown/ South Africa)

! ! ! -My Love Has Loved You Best~! ! !


I knew what you did to me,
But I didn't know why;
So I labelled It Love,
And I let It lie...

Deep within my soul,
Safely captured and stored till now.
But without me knowing,
It grew stronger than me somehow.

A prisoner outlasting jail,
A slave turned master;
A Thing I can't restrain;
Towards you, moving faster.

As if It smells the blood of Its own kind,
and longing for Its mother there to rest.
It can't see, hear, taste or touch,
But I know my Love has loved you best.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (9/28/2012 3:51:00 PM)

    Wow! ndiyavuya xa ndibona abantu abancinci benomdla nge poetry, this is where umnotho wesizwe ukhoyo.betha ungayeki, I enjoyed the poem, it is superb ntwana...keep writing.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Fallon Young (5/25/2009 6:11:00 AM)

    i must say that i really did enjoy this read and look forward to reading more of your work.

    Blessed be,
    Fallon (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (8/5/2008 5:52:00 PM)

    This is one of the better rhythm and rhyme pieces I have read in my reviews here.
    There is so little to speak of negatively, that I simply choose not to do so. That is because the readers will not notice the difference. A worthy 9.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Mitta Xinindlu (7/31/2008 7:31:00 AM)

    Mhhh! You know what Nkuja bhuti...umntu unconywa now when he's alive. This is good work. Thanks for letting me that poets like you are part of this. (Report) Reply

  • Wanelisa Albert (7/31/2008 6:14:00 AM)

    Amazing Mntwana wase Khaya!
    this poem is an ccurate description of how love sometimes creeps in without us knowing
    isnt nice to write in Xhosa sometimes?

    wanelisa (Report) Reply

  • Yonela Mali (7/25/2008 4:54:00 AM)

    thanx for allowi ng me to read your poem, its wonderful, its a great piece of work (Report) Reply

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