Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Freshman - 621 Points (South Africa)

I Am Me! - Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

I am unique, an irreplaceable human being.
The first me and the last.
I am God's creature, no one will ever replace me.

I'm not wealthy but guess what, i'm happy because God takes care of me.
You may hate me, but it makes no difference to my life because
You are not my Maker and you were not there when He creates me.

I am me,
Irreplaceable me,
Just me,
And original me....

To you i'm useless, but to God and my family i'm so special.
You think i'm a coward , but no i'm intrepid.
You think i'm a looser, but no i'm a winner.
To you i'm a sour-heart but to my friends and family i'm a sweetheart.
To you i'm cheap but to Jesus i'm expensive because He bought me with His blood.
To you i'm the ugly duckling, but to God and my family i'm precious.

I may not be handsome, but God is still working on that...
I may not have everything i want, but i have a loving family and friends...
I may be a fool to you, but to my family i'm a loving and caring family member.
You may think i'm selfish, but to my friends i'm a friend indeed.
You may think i'm a moron, but to my family and friends i'm intelligent.

I am me,
Irreplaceable me,
Just me,
And original me....

You may try to sabotage me, but it won't work because my friends and family cheer me up.
You may think i'm a foreigner in my own country,
But to my community i'm a fellow South African,
And to the world, the fellow citizen of the world..

You may malign me, but my family and friends will always adore me.
You may call me a barbarian, but no i'm being indigenous.

I am me,
Irreplaceable me,
Just me,
And original me....

So keep your ten cent worth thoughts and opinions to yourself.
Because i don't need them.
And give me the credit i deserve, congratulate me when its needed.
And what ever you think of me, i don't care,
Because i won't change my lifestyle just to please YOU!

Get used to the fact that i'm in control of my life and i'm FINE.
Know that i'm unique beacause,
I am me,
Irreplaceable me,
Just me,
And original me...

Thats who I am...
Down to earth, , but
JUST ME.....


Comments about I Am Me! by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

  • Tracy Craighead (2/7/2016 12:02:00 AM)


    So powerful! I really needed to read this poem today, God is my ultimate judge, I answer to no one else (Report) Reply

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  • (2/1/2014 1:58:00 PM)


    You left me with no other option than to WOW! ! ! ! ! ! :) (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (6/25/2013 7:27:00 AM)


    I love the determination of this! The strength! Just beautiful. And this phrase is excellent, ...To you i'm cheap but to Jesus i'm expensive because He bought me with His blood...

    And bravo to you for this, ...You may call me a barbarian, but no i'm being indigenous...
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  • (6/17/2013 10:16:00 PM)


    Kuyadina nje ukuzenza omunye umuntu ngoba ugcina uxakekile ngoba awumazi lomuntu ozenza yena ukuthi uphumaphi futhi uyaphi. (Report) Reply

  • Victoria Gauci (1/26/2012 4:32:00 PM)


    Outstanding Siyabonga! I think you're wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2012 4:53:00 PM)


    so inspirational for all...you are so amazing in your insight into the reality that so many miss....as we allow others to dictate our worth...you are so right...you are who you are and there is no need to apologize for that...blessings... (Report) Reply

  • Ernest Makuakua (12/30/2011 2:41:00 AM)


    You are yourself and stay the way you are
    Being you
    Yourself
    Good one
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2011 9:58:00 PM)


    Very great poem! I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Jinal Oswal (12/13/2011 5:40:00 AM)


    Wonderful spirit.... I am so proud, reading your poem... I got some, some kind of strength... Kind, I am ME.... I don't care what the world thinks about me because I am God's special child... Wow! ! you are amazing... Lovely write :) Keep up the good work :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2011 10:33:00 AM)


    I love it! ! ! Great write, just tell it like it is. Your making a stand, so brave, strong, and faithful. God smiles upon you for your sincere gratitude. You are truly special, your poem is inspirational!
    Thank you for sharing. :)
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  • Unwritten Soul (12/3/2011 7:32:00 AM)


    Yay! ! ! I love that spirit...Burn all Siya, I wish all the best..sure nothing will replace you, coz you are one, even twin is not the same copy! ! ! Nothing will change you except yourself..so my friend Siya, if people buzzing you they never know who you are more than yourself...so never let them change you and i know u are..Raise your hand with spirit and confidence...
    Great motivation and i vote 10+++++for you my friend :) _Unwritten SOul
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  • (12/2/2011 6:59:00 AM)


    Powerfull words! Thank you so much for sharing this. (Report) Reply

  • Jacqui Broad (12/2/2011 5:13:00 AM)


    You are on the right path, brother! I'm speechless by your words. A very great, no, truly beautiful poem! Wow... We share the same sentiment. I am what I am, and if you don't like it, get out of the way. A great life philosophy you've written down! Hats off to you. (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2011 4:58:00 AM)


    Wow, here we find a true definition of who is Siyabonga Nxumalo, you made me realise that one is entitled to his pride, words above proved once again that to this world, you are as expensive as glory regardless of who says or perceves what about you. Great! Bra Siyan, so Bravo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 2, 2011


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