Nkululeko Mdudu

Rookie - 18 Points (11 October 1990 / Queenstown/ South Africa)

! ! Something To Smile About `_; - Poem by Nkululeko Mdudu

You tell me I've changed,
I can see you are right.
Your tongue do restrain,
I do not want to fight.

Keep quiet and let me think!
Trying to figure out who I am.
Brown, blue, green, purple or pink,
Oh no, thank you mam.

Those alien words fill my ears with doubt,
Trying to find something to smile about.

Travelling wore out my shoes,
Wore out my sole.
But mother it's you I'll choose,
To save my soul.

Are you hungry?
Oh I didn't cook.
So you're angry,
Or is that how you always look?

Stop for minute and breathe,
It would make your breath more bearable.
We are of the same breed, indeed,
So I couldn't be that terrible!

Just relax and let me be,
The change that is within me.

You see me roaming in and out
Looking, and ever seeking, Ma;
A little something to smile about.

Comments about ! ! Something To Smile About `_; by Nkululeko Mdudu

  • Kefentse Sathekge (8/20/2008 8:38:00 AM)

    refreshing poem. you are one rare breed. not many can bring out humour and write so elegantly. (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (8/20/2008 7:15:00 AM)

    leaf sways by its own swing
    everthing happens to happen by the need of change, wellpenned,10+, thanks
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 7, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 19, 2009

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