Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Freshman - 621 Points (South Africa)

My Soul - Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

The hills and stones
Are still the same my love,
But my life has changed.

With the wind that blows
Tirelessly through the days,
My life has changed.

With the rain that showers
The land with heavy showers, yes
My life has changed.

Each evening when the sun
Goes down it seems like....
Yes, my life has changed.

The day you greeted this earth,
The first day mummy held you,
The first day mummy kissed you,
My life changed, yes
My life changed My Soul.

Now Khethelo has a little sister,
Now Khethelo won't be the only
One wondering,
Why does papa leaves....

The sound of your melodic voice,
The warmth of those tiny hands,
The thought of your round eyes,
Just makes my eyes teary..
Yes, my life has changed.

You brought laughter in our lives,
We'll protect you with our lives...

The hills and stones
Are still the same Lubanzi,
But daddy life has changed,
Yes my life has changed.

Even the birds sang with us that day,
Butterflies danced with us too,
Because My Soul had arrived.

Each evening when the
Sun goes down, I wish I'm
Home to sing you lullaby when you cry
And kiss you good night before you sleep.

The hills and stones are still
The same my Soul,
And children grow but
You don't see them grow.

Yes my life has changed,
You have changed my life
Lubanzi Soul Nxumalo..


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Lubanzi Soul Nxumalo is my four weeks old daughter, loves her too much..I named her after my dear friend UNWRITTENSOUL...though this is not one of my best poems but it means a lot to me bcoz its for her, my friend US has written a poem for her will post it when I get time...Soul my friend thank you so much for that poem, wish you all the best man.

Comments about My Soul by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

  • Heather Wilkins (7/7/2013 5:18:00 PM)


    a lovely tribute to your daughter. enjoyed (Report) Reply

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  • Sallam Yassin (7/7/2013 4:38:00 AM)


    your soul is some thing that make you complete
    and perfect well done brother and thanks to share
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  • (6/22/2013 8:22:00 PM)


    Yaze yanamagama amahle lentombazanyana. Ngiyakubongela kakhulu. Angazi-ke ukuthi ubani owakukhohlisa wathi akuyona enye yezinkondlo zakho eziphambili lezi ngoba wayekukhohlisa nje. Inhle kakhulu lenkondlo futhi ibonisa uthando olukhulu lukababa endodakazini yakhe. Into engasajwayelekile nje ngoba amadoda amaningi avele adle phansi nje uma eke ezwa igama llokuthi kuza ingane. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (6/2/2013 10:34:00 PM)


    I really enjoyed this excellent piece of poetry. Your
    daughter as you have so lovely written about in this
    poem have your unconditional love. She really pulls
    at your heart string. Children are a blessing from above
    and they should always be treated that way. A named called
    Soul have a very unique meaning. It goes really deep. Made
    my heart skip a beat. Thanks for a good read.
    (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (6/2/2013 10:25:00 PM)


    She is lucky, I must say too lucky! Very nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (6/2/2013 10:19:00 AM)


    Great lines, so deep full of love and soul! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/15/2013 3:38:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem - very heartfelt. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/13/2013 7:06:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem expressing the fatherly feelings for your tender daughter! As Elena has rightly put it. she must have started placing her first baby steps! It is a pleasure to see her grow from a toddler to a tiny tot! (Report) Reply

  • Madina Morris (4/6/2013 3:45:00 PM)


    Oh my...i must have read this poem a thousand times and it still makes my eyes water, my heart slows, and my spirit becomes warm. I really love this poem because yes, my life has changed. ;) Great work like always. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (4/5/2013 4:40:00 PM)


    The little Lubanzi now may walk with the help of your hand. May her diamond smile shine with happiness each day of her life! Touching poem, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2013 12:08:00 AM)


    This poem is nice :))) (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2013 2:36:00 PM)


    Sweet for show.thats a sign of true lv (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (10/12/2012 12:02:00 AM)


    lovely poem... a great gift for your newborn... (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (10/11/2012 1:55:00 AM)


    Wow a sweet heartwarmin poetic poem 4 yor newborn! Enjoyd d epic. Im a sister (Report) Reply

  • (10/6/2012 4:16:00 PM)


    very deep beautiful sentimental write! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (9/21/2012 9:04:00 PM)


    So beautiful and true! It's my grief too. Because, being a service holder I can not take care of my daughter.You told here, my words also. It's a universal theme! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Madina Morris (9/13/2012 9:58:00 AM)


    I must say my nxumalo, this poem almost my me cry...from joy :) it was a wonderful read and i loved the fact that you love you baby girl lol, keep in touch, keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • Nontobeko Dlamini (8/17/2012 6:48:00 PM)


    Pruceless! The love and affection between father and daughter flows wiht every line you wrote. It wasnt only Soul who was born but you too.reminds me of Colridge's Frost At Midnight. Thank you for sharing SOUL with us. (Report) Reply

  • Jinal Oswal (8/13/2012 5:50:00 AM)


    Now I can say my life has changed too... This is a real sweet poem.. I loved and felt each and every word... It's wonderful.. And we can see you are a proud parent... I must say we at PH are a family and you have set an example by keeping her name after US... A child is the cutest, sweetest and the best gift..
    I have taken care of many of my cousins and it really felt this way... Their little fingers clutching your finger.. the eyes wandering.. the beautiful expressions they give.. They are the amazing... :)
    Nice writing Siya, it's really very kind and sweet. Wishing you and your family the best times :)
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  • Godfrey Morris (8/12/2012 11:07:00 AM)


    Thats a beautiful written piece. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012



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