Nontobeko Dlamini

Rookie - 52 Points (22 July 1989 / Piggs Peak)

The Eyes - Poem by Nontobeko Dlamini

Tears have welled in the
chambers of my eyes
From the years gonebye sorrow
Like rain doth collects in ponds on a summer rain
During the night they sting my eyes
And glistened them in the day
Eyes dark in anger
Yet closed in prayer
Seeking comfort in the most
devine power
For the soul to be much happier
Beautiful and innocent
They seem untoutched by the fires of pain
Incapable of furry, hatred or
Full of love and happiness
Concealing the grueling years of pain and sorrow
They smile for the fear of showing the anger burried deep within
They sparkle with warmth though cold inside
They burst with life and laughter
When the soul is ripped
Lifeless and destroyed
Cheeks wet
Pillows soaked in an ocean oftears
To sooth that gnawing pain
To wake anew the following day
To rise with hope and take on the journey once more

Comments about The Eyes by Nontobeko Dlamini

  • Emily Oldham (7/14/2012 12:38:00 PM)

    Your poems are so well-written and natural, full of hope. Truly an inspiration. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/19/2012 6:47:00 AM)

    You realy are robbing us of more heartwarming and wise poems to heal, teach and sooth our souls...i demand more poems from you, atleast two a week, are talented. (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2012 11:47:00 AM)

    This poem is true classic! A wonderful intricate rendering of the heat''s numerous up and downs and so much more....I am really touched.Congratulations to you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 14, 2012

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