phumudzo mapila


It Could Have Been Worse... - Poem by phumudzo mapila

My father has just lost his job
My sister might have cancer
All this in one about a bad day

Is he dumping me? oh no he didn't
Well he just did.
sob sob and ready to move on
Results are out, just failed that accounting test miserably...
Shucks, but i studied hard for that
All this in one day has gone from bad to worse

My dear friend doesnt want to hangout anymore
But i always thought we were close...
Guess now i dont have anyone to offload to
All this in one day has gone beyond worse

Comments about It Could Have Been Worse... by phumudzo mapila

  • (8/8/2006 7:05:00 AM)

    Another FANTASTIC write! I love this one too (and only the second I have read) . I just can't wait to read more.

    In London (where I originate from) , there was a saying dure in the war, which was 'Keep your pekker up'! We laugh about it now because 'Pekker' now means something quite different in todays language! However, it basically meant 'keep your chin up'. And that, my darling girlfriend, is what you are saying here.

    Loved it

    Well done!

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  • (8/5/2006 9:54:00 AM)

    that is what i call, 'being positive'

    nice work!
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  • (8/4/2006 8:08:00 AM)

    hi, your poem makes me think that it doesn't get any worse than it already is.
    it those poems you love to read when you feel that if anything else goes wrong you will dig a hole an die. Nice work
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  • (8/3/2006 11:24:00 AM)

    Really nice... There's a danish poet called Lola Baidel, who wrote this. I've translated as good as I could, hope you get the point :) keep writing!

    Even though i sold all i've got
    and gave it away
    i would still have
    my skills og my abilities

    Even though i decided
    to live the rest of my life
    among the poor
    in the streets of Djakarta
    I would always have an advantage
    because i had chosen it

    And Even though my friends dissappeared
    and my world crumbled
    i would still have
    an advantage compared to others
    in the same situation
    because until now
    my life has been good

    So i gotta give up
    in becoming just as unhappy
    as the unhappy ones
    and instead undertake that duty
    it is, to be one of the lucky ones..

    Bad translation :) but enjoy the good times Phumudzo!
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  • Arti Chopra (8/1/2006 11:26:00 PM)

    nice poem...and an apt really could have been worse.Thank u for commenting on my poem..kep upthe good work (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 7:14:00 PM)

    A great philosophy Phumudozo!
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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