Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Freshman - 681 Points (South Africa)

I Miss You - Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

i didn't count the days,
weeks smiled at me as they went by,
months danced and sang with me,
years wiped away my tears.

the light went out,
darkness ruled my world.

i didn't count the days,
i didn't dwell on the past,
and she didn't stay in the past.

her love was like,
sun rays nuturing crops,
like wind pushing the windmill,
like see breeze in a hot summer day.

weeks smiled at me as they went by,
giving me hope and courage,
though my heart was in pieces.

i longed for those days,
those days you were still here.

even though i miss you so,
even though my heart still weeps,
even though you've been gone
for eleven years mama.

you're still here, in my heart,
and the name of the heart is Siya.

i am not crying mama,
i'm just showing my gratittude.

with no education mama,
you gave us education.
this man is from your hands,
this ambitious and resilient guy,
comes from your hands,
suckled from you,
learned from you mama.

i smile a genuine smile,
becouse you never gave a fake smile.

i don't count the days,
weeks smiles at me as they go by,
months dances and sings with me,
years wipes away
my tears,
my sorrows, and
my heart-aches...


Comments about I Miss You by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

  • (3/22/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    When I read poetry like this, I am reminded of my own innocence.
    An innocence I can only wish I could depict as well. Well done and beautiful too!
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  • Heather Wilkins (7/16/2013 2:08:00 AM)

    a lovely tribute to your mother. very touching (Report)Reply

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  • Phiwe Mbatha (6/17/2013 10:11:00 PM)

    Ibanga usizi lenkondlo. Umsebenzi omuhle kakhulu (Report)Reply

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  • Sahil Sood (11/11/2012 12:23:00 AM)

    feelings xpressed beautifuly.. Luvd reading it.. Heart touching poem :) (Report)Reply

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  • Anita Sehgal (10/12/2012 12:07:00 AM)

    a touching tribute... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/25/2012 11:48:00 PM)

    She is the best Person there could ever be, I could just imagine her capabilities, this poem makes feel thE gratitude of having had a women who became both a mother and a father to me, eish thanks for pEnning this doWn bra Siya, thanks a lot bro, excellent work as usual....great! (Report)Reply

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  • Cristina Teodor (2/25/2012 1:39:00 AM)

    So touching poem, a dedication to your beloved mother.The smile and care of a mother give strenght, her smile is the engine that makes your life worthy..Cristina Teodor (Report)Reply

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  • (2/24/2012 4:15:00 PM)

    she lives in your every action, feeling, and thought! great poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Tsohgeht Sheehy (2/21/2012 2:12:00 PM)

    Amazing! everyone should read this, thankyou for allowing something so personal to be shared. (Report)Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (2/17/2012 12:26:00 AM)

    Yes brother, true, no education could mould a child as a mother's smile does..From deep inside of heart there is no way to let a loved one out, yet we miss them dearly, I miss mine for over 20 years now.. Touching poem, thank you for share. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2012 10:32:00 AM)

    Good work mjita! I love this wonderful poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/14/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    ohhhhh really great bhuti.....i can see your tears here....
    i smile a genuine smile,
    becouse you never gave a fake smile.
    i love these lines......
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  • Unwritten Soul (2/14/2012 4:42:00 AM)

    Ooooooo feel so deep here, lovely and precious gems fall from your eyes Siya, i saw it hahahaha....yeah it touching me too...and i feel good to read this from A to ( not Z) but end of lines...(Submitted Date: Monday, February 13,2012) hahhaha :) keep it up buddies_Unwritten Soul (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (2/13/2012 10:57:00 PM)

    i feel it for you on valentine day. may god bless you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 13, 2012


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