Lungelo Mpatho

This Distance Is The True Prison

This distance is the true prison
I see only the mountains that hide your face
But, someday these mountains will fade away
Had I the wings to fly
I would fly away to you
My consolation, the thoughts
When thinking of you, remembering
Hope is my comfort, my strength
(like in the sayings of the old)
I miss you
I ask the Table of Africa
When shall all the mountains fade away
So that we can see each other again
How long shall I endure the sleeplessness
Searching in the colourless nothingness
Of dreams’ land...
Those eyes those burning stars
Faint light of black night
So high are the heavens’ blue; so far away
A smile of the sea shore…
When you walk you touch the ground
With the pride of a one that owns
You stay even though you are gone
You fill me up, yet I am not filled up at all
When shall all the mountains fade away
So that we can see each other again

Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, August 28, 2008

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  • Anita Atina (8/28/2008 1:02:00 PM)

    Lovely thoughts Lungelo

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