Nguni: A Tribe Bloodline

Rating: 5.0

A DNA of wonders!
We became this evidence,
From our forefathers,
Gathered from a coincidence.
Nguni's pride under a feather,
Like a bird's nest...
Thou knitted us together,
Like a fine digest.
We were vein deep,
From tip to toe:
Thy roots took to creep.
As vast as the land stretched,
From a giant tree:
We branched.
Thy navel strings from north-east,
Whence ancestors did breastfeed:
Hence to the plains in the south-east,
Now abodes of thine breed.
Despite the hostility and adversity,
We sort amicable:
Just about a unity in diversity.

I'm talking to you...
Fascinating Xhosa with unyielding spirit (andi bulele ndithi camagu kweleka Xhosa)

I'm talking to you...
Humble Swazi always looking to make Peace (maSwati lamahle ngempela niligcabho lesive)

I'm talking to you...
Feisty Zulu, with your intimidating image (Zulu uyesabeka, umabhesh'ankone)

I'm talking to you...
Generous Ndebele, with your Ubuntu-ness (Izwe leNdebele, sitjhaba esimnene)

Nguni: A Tribe Bloodline
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: roots,ode
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Migration story...place of origin...Nguni Nation though this tribe separated to different ethnic groups but these Four kept close hence the language is similar and their culture and way of life also, the four tribes from one origin in the East in north Africa to the South Eastern part of Africa.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Diane Hine 14 January 2021

Nice to know we're all related through close and distant ties. I liked the repetition of 'I'm talking to you, very effective.u

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kyvin nash 14 January 2021

Indeed, thank you Diane!

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me poet yeps poet 14 January 2021

NOW I HAVE SEEN UR TRIBAL DNA READ DO PL MY POEM MOMS SMILES YOU MAY

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kyvin nash 14 January 2021

????thanks man, sure case!

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Varsha M 14 January 2021

This is beautiful description of your country and your tribe. You have really given life to thess tribes tthough your poetry.

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Chinedu Dike 09 July 2021

Concise, descriptive, and insightful verse. A beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched...

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Deluke Muwanigwa 27 March 2021

Amen. Bob and Nash them these pees who think they better humans. We are derived from the same roots. Throw away fictional religion and use practical science and you will find we cojoined. Thanks for sharing.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2021

I like this fascinating, fervent and fantastic poem very much. FIVE Stars Full for this exellently worded poem. And to my Favourites. Thank yiou so much dear Kyvin, your 4 monologues at the end, I appreciate very much! Adorable!

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Kostas Lagos 14 March 2021

This poem is excellent! Very interesting....

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Robert Murray Smith 15 January 2021

Did you know sapiens, all belong to what we now call, Africa? We are all related, otherwise, we wouldn't be human.

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