Treasure Island

Nkululeko Mdudu

(11 October 1990 / Queenstown/ South Africa)

***! ! The Kid Inside Me*#

Behold, a marvelous sight!
A handsome Boy from morning to night,
Self-reliant, self dependant and oh so brave.
No one's king and no one's knave.

Free as his father, strong like a mother,
A friend whose love exceeds any brother.
A boyfriend to girls of many faces,
Sharing intimate secrets in quiet places.
A valient steed, a silent step, a bird in flight,
Charging; marching, piercing through with light.

He is smart, they say.
Some look once; and think, no way!
He is small and quick.
Too many choices to even pick,
That which holds his quality;
Care, kindness, equality.

In sharing joy and making jokes,
with numerous mates and friendly folks.

To say that; this is, or has ever been me,
Would be outcasting my Karin and V.
So for now it shall continue to be;
The Kid, the King I strive to be.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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  • Fallon Young (5/25/2009 6:22:00 AM)

    well now! this was a rather insightful poem. the person that we want to be, locked away deep down inside!

    i loved your reference to the old era of kings and knaves. brilliantly tied in.

    blessed be,
    Fallon (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (5/25/2009 5:33:00 AM)

    Well written, I like. Don't ever forget the child in you, because it is your real self, the witness of all you do. It is the voice that wrote this poem, yest it is the poet. Loved your thoughts keep writing. A 10+ from Bob (Report) Reply

  • Lindo Mvelase (4/18/2009 7:26:00 AM)

    our ambitions and our vissions about our future is just a written plan for our lives its what we are pre-distened for by God, I like this poem its explicite the reality about me. nice one! (Report) Reply

  • Tia Maria (8/28/2008 3:54:00 AM)

    Nkulu this was a wonderful read - thank you. Why when we grow up do we feel we have to lose our original personality. If only the whole world could find their inner child again what an amazing world it would be :) 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Tanya Stanford (8/27/2008 8:09:00 AM)

    You portray him in such a way that I want to be around him. Lovely use of words to portray confidence. Enjoyed it alot. (Report) Reply

  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (8/27/2008 4:06:00 AM)

    Now I love this poem, The self Confidence of Youth, you're going to live forever and that's gods truth, life comes as a hard learned truth... Andrew 10 (Report) Reply

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