Nkululeko Mdudu
Queenstown/ South Africa

``~an October

Rating: 2.7
And though I write these saddened words
On the white sheets of forest abhorition
Owing their malice to both industrial
And to aboriginal organisations of destruction
My heart bleeds with every stroke of axe
and every growling chain-saw making contact
The sap oozing clear as day or moonlight May
I too, am that tall tree.

And my roots lie firmly in the sky
feeding me the strength to live
showing me worlds from long ago
Telling me that I must believe

For everyday my branches are cut
And everyday my leaves fall down
Everyday that comes to light
gives me reasons for a frown

But my eyes tell me to wonder
far beyond the world I know
And as the sun sets on september
I see the smiles from long ago

Phalo planted trees
yes Phalo planted a tree
Phalo planted three trees
Yes; one of those was me
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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COMMENTS
ata khan 17 March 2009
Very touching and meaningful bravo 10/10
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Sicelo Sithole 17 March 2009
A Great poem indeed, very inspiring, regards, sicelo.
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Kurt Behle 17 March 2009
Great shot my brother, your poem touch me. Most Some of people have gone to that feeling but never showd, to me thats perfect personification. Good luck on your next one.
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I get hurt as I read cause it reminds me of how I'm feeling right now. it is as though evryone is stepping on me without even noticing. like an ant or a little crawling insect thats how I feel. very small. so as I read this beautiful thats heart pouring I wonder and yet again I smile as our ALMIGHTY is forever on our side never will let us fall. so we must Believe and Trust in HIM at all times.
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Mark Nwagwu 23 October 2008
you're a tree, Nkululeko, a vine; you're not cut, you're being PRUNED, to yield buxom grapes of mirthful wine in your tomorrows of glorious Octoberfests.
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Lawrence Beck 23 October 2008
This is a very nice poem. I enjoyed it. Larry
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