Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Freshman - 681 Points (South Africa)

Across These Oceans.... - Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

You are my brother,
Even though we're
Miles apart.

Even though you
Sing a different anthem.

You are my sister,
Even though we've
Never met.

Even though i've
Never heard your
Melodic voice.

God knew we will
Know each other somehow.

Across these oceans
I have a brother.
Across these oceans
I have a sister.

Your age is just a number,
Your skin colour,
Is one of the rainbow colours.

We all are citizens
Of the world.
We all are humans.

Beyond these majestic
Mountains and rivers,
I have a brother,
He is Anele,
He is Ngaka,
He is Young church,
He is Benjamin,
He is Gert,
He is Thando,
He is Zibele,
He is Nhlakanipho,
He is Success,
He is Lusekelo,
He is Makhosonke,
He is Shamba....

Beyond these majestic Mountains and rivers
I have a sister,
She is Jacqui,
She is Tanja
She is Margaret Alice 2,
She is Margaret Alice....

Across these oceans,
I have a brother.
Across these oceans,
I have a sister.

Beyond these oceans,
I have a brother,
He is Unwritten Soul,
He is Hans VR,
He is Gordon,
He is Dave,
He is Vipins,
He is Binish,
He is Ahmed,
He is Sir Eric,
He is Rorbet,
He is Hasmuk,
He is Ramesh,
He is John,
He is Wahab,
He is Advait,
He is Ibrahim....

Beyond these oceans,
I have a sister,
She is Silent poet,
She is Sanu,
She is Sajna,
She is Jinal,
She is Elena,
She is Deva,
She is Rekha,
She is LaSoaphia,
She is Kara,
She is Shadow girl,
She is Ekaterina,
She is Victoria G,
She is AnnaMaria,
She is Chantelle,
She is Brianna....

We all are citizens
Of the world.
We all are humans.

Even though i've never
seen your smile.

But your fingers
Do the talking,
And your voice
Warms my heart...


Comments about Across These Oceans.... by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

  • (7/26/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, you have woven together people from all over the world, in different circumstances, and created a fabric of poetical serenity, bringing all together, Siyabonga. Thank you for sharing, RoseAnn (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (7/16/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem. If we can find just one thread in a fabric that unites us across the oceans that fabric is worth cherishing. My best wishes to you. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Lacovara (4/29/2014 10:01:00 PM)

    I am across the ocean, but through the sharing of poetry and pleasantries, I am a friend. What a beautifully symphony of your soul you have written. Magnificent. I send a wish of PEACE (Report)Reply

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  • Kanav Justa (11/2/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    Such a great poem.... a very matyre write.... liked the theme of your poem and also the way you wrote this one (Report)Reply

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  • Zandile Zoya (7/30/2013 3:39:00 AM)

    far from my reach yet close to my heart you belong, i myt not have seen your smile nor heard d soft sound of ur vyc still with your words my soul has seen at all.... tjo hay mfana wase Durbn uyayenza into yakho halala bhuti (Report)Reply

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  • Ofentse Mercy Hajane (4/8/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    It's our nature to try and dabble in much love from our fellow men.
    But sometimes we look ourselves in the mirror, and we see those we call our brother, our friends, our men.
    This merely shows that we are one.
    We are only stardust... a universe experiencing itself through you and I.

    Great peom here.
    I really fell fond of it.
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  • So Close (10/11/2012 11:22:00 PM)

    hands off you sir...really superb!

    »so close«
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  • Madina Morris (9/14/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    She is Madina. I have a brother, he is Siyabonga :) I really love this poem. Nice brother dear, very nice ;) (Report)Reply

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  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (8/12/2012 9:48:00 AM)

    You are right, the whole world is connected. What you see in others, they are in you, because we are all children of the Universe. Only not too many people wants to accept it. (Report)Reply

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  • Swetha Vanakayalapati (6/23/2012 4:31:00 AM)

    Even though i've never
    seen your smile.

    But your fingers
    Do the talking,
    And your voice
    Warms my heart...

    we are all citizens of this world :)
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  • Shihabudheen K J (5/4/2012 12:44:00 PM)

    Wonderful jus human n inspiring.we r all brothers n sisters the international lovers of love n poems.i love you all. (Report)Reply

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  • Shihabudheen K J (5/4/2012 12:43:00 PM)

    Wonderful jus human n inspiring.we r all brothers n sisters the international lovers of love n poems.i love you all. (Report)Reply

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  • Shihabudheen K J (5/4/2012 12:42:00 PM)

    Wonderful jus human n inspiring.we r all brothers n sisters the international lovers of love n poems.i love you all. (Report)Reply

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  • Vipins Puthooran (4/16/2012 4:21:00 PM)

    Your heart is pure
    And so your love and friendship/Great poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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  • Hans Vr (4/5/2012 12:09:00 AM)

    My brother, I am touched by this.
    So true, I felt often that close freindship, that brother and sisterhood of the poets on this site.
    We know each other, we feel together, even though we do not know each other's faces or voices.
    I like this poem very, very much. Fantastic, Siya, my brother.
    Thanks and very best regards

    Hans
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  • (3/29/2012 12:47:00 AM)

    He speaks words of no Doubt,

    he roars of a sound equivalent to that of a lion
    He spills love to those who derseve
    He draws a smile to a us
    And so drives a mile thE visons of poetry
    He intergrates the belovely mendicants of worD
    He Scatters our hearts beyond options
    He is a brother to many
    He is a mento to me
    His lines by each verse teach me a lesson in each day
    He is a friend to many
    But he is the best to me
    He resembles a true spiritual poet,
    And we all thank him for that

    Bra Siya, This is a wonderful write.... Now I have two Poems to seek motivation, the one written by Jaqcui and the other by You... God bless you Mkhatshwa

    The_African_Son
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  • (3/26/2012 12:12:00 PM)

    Its a wonderful piece, I enjoyed It this poem is one of the best.
    Much blessing be healthy
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  • Elena Sandu (3/25/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Thank you, this is a poem to give the wings to fly towards the better human world. This is how we shall feel and treat each other, thank you, brother. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/24/2012 12:05:00 AM)

    Great job, the humanity is given a flow, that boundless it reaches to me, for i am on of your brothers, across the oceans across the seas (Report)Reply

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  • Wahab Abdul (3/23/2012 10:28:00 PM)

    ''Your age is just a number,
    Your skin colour,
    Is one of the rainbow colours.''

    brilliant! very humanitarian.....these are the better senses, i wish these senses will prevail in the world....
    the war mongers and man haters should read this poem and the poem should be on the top of 500 poems list..
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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