Siyabonga A Nxumalo
South Africa
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I Am An African

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Not because im black.
But because my heart warms
And tears run down my face
When i think about AFRICA.

I am an African,
Not because i live here,
But because the African
Sun lit my paths.
Because the air that i breath
Is from these majestic mountains.

That air nurtured me
Growing up.

I am an African,
Not because i can speak
Swahili, Shona, Zulu or Xhosa.
But because my heart is
Shaped like a question mark,
Just like AFRICA.

I am an African,
Not because i am black,
But because my umbilical cord
Is burried under the majestic
Mountains of AFRICA.
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COMMENTS
Deluke Muwanigwa 24 September 2020
Beautiful poem. I am African too not because i can speak English mixed with Shona (Shonglish) but because thats what I am. Makadini henyu poet. Isu kuno tinofara hedu. Great ode to mama Africa
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Thobile Hlongwane 29 March 2019
yes I am an African... nice poem Siyabonga
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sello 09 May 2019
very good one I wish I do have a copy of
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Ngoako Pholohane 24 February 2019
I love this poem and I am going to perform it at the cultural competitions
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Ntombizodwa 18 September 2018
Your poem makes me feel wow
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Ayanda 13 September 2018
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Mpho Swana 19 August 2018
Like the poem
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Isaiah sithole 14 May 2018
wow the poem is amazing i like it
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katle 08 May 2018
tears to my eyes and warmth into my heart
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Lerato 07 May 2018
The poem is very very nice
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Noluthando 07 February 2018
This poem encourages me and makes me know who I am an AFRICAN LADY
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Siyabonga A Nxumalo 19 April 2018
I'm glad it touched your heart sisi wami, We should be proud of izwe lethu and thanks for reading and commenting on my poem, Siya_! !
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