Ndaboka Baganetswe


Laityaka - Poem by Ndaboka Baganetswe

O kile wabo o le laityaka what happened
Going back in my memory I get so saddened
I'm not as cool for you all of a sudden
Promised each other that no matter where threw us like birds of a
feather we always gon stick together
But now I'm here and you there how could let this thing between us happen

Bobedijwarobosaaroganngwekesepe
Made a pinky promise thatbaka di buatsothemmemagarenggarona
there would never be any room for separation...
Laityaka, wenawapelo le mowa...
Yeah that's what we said, heart and soul forever intertwined
Inseparable, banabamotho

Siblings of unique fate
All the silly times, painful times, lovely times we had that fill me with
so much joy see like Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the
sweetness of your counsel that comes from the heart. Proverbs 27: 9
and how I miss that laityaka...
What happened O kilewabo o le laityaka what happened

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem because I was thinking of a friend of mine, we had not seen each other in a while and it was just sad to realize how much wed drifted apart as the years went by.

Comments about Laityaka by Ndaboka Baganetswe

  • Kenneth Maswabi (4/3/2015 1:59:00 AM)


    i am impressed and delighted by your poetry.Nice piece of work.Keep it up! (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/1/2015 11:54:00 AM)


    A touching poem, Ndaboka. I feel the same about some old friends of mine. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015



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