Land Of My Birth Poem by Camagu Somana

Camagu Somana

Umtata, South Africa

Land Of My Birth

Rating: 4.8


When we were small,
We used to dream about big things.
But poverty was none of them
As it is so big and rife.
Especially, in the land of my birth.

When I was in my teenage years,
I used to think that life
Is all about fun and girls,
As if l was a playa.
Luckily, l was not
Although in many ways than one l was hot.

I got old, as l get old
I realized that it was just a fantasy.
Crime and violence also becoming more rife
And that makes me sad
And less proud
Of the land of my birth.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: places
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Lee Boueri 16 November 2019

Wisedom with the coming of age.

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Chinedu Dike 13 October 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful retrospective piece written from the heart. Thanks for sharing, Camagu.

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 08 November 2018

Life related piece of writing.... many things have changed over decades of the system of things... Nice write

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 12 September 2017

When we were small, We used to dream about big things. But poverty was none of them As it is so big and rife. Nicely penned. Good work. 10 for it.

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Camagu Somana 13 September 2017

Thank you Subhas! ! !

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Camagu Somana

Umtata, South Africa
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