Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Freshman - 621 Points (South Africa)

To Granny! - Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Hours passed by,
Days quickly ran by,
Weeks waved their goodbyes in a hurry,
Months slowly went by, smilling and fading away.
Years hugged you, gave you your joys and pains.
Tears and laughter ceased,
Your joy is when your eyes are closed
And your mind is at rest.....
When darkness patrols the earth...


Comments about To Granny! by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

  • Unwritten Soul (1/10/2012 6:44:00 AM)


    Another piece of gold shiny here, love the emotion you pour here, make me smile while reading this..NIce Poem really_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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  • (1/3/2012 8:54:00 AM)


    beautiful poem... very well done! (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2011 2:06:00 PM)


    So sweet. Beautiful write.
    I called my grandmother Granny too. Wow, how cool is that? She was wonderful, as I am sure your Granny is too. :)
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  • Sajna Kailas (12/31/2011 4:26:00 AM)


    life is just going on, only life has no warranty. the only asset for human beings is the air that we inhaling!
    this is a thought proviking wonderful poem.
    When darkness patrols the earth... like this line a lot! ! ! ! !
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  • (12/31/2011 1:25:00 AM)


    This is very moving, I live with a granny and we both know her mind will be at rest soon. Joys and Pains she goes through but soon she knows her pain will be no more. Love this poem, thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (12/29/2011 9:05:00 AM)


    Dear Siyabonga,
    Life seemed enjoyable for granny until the fifth line and then something happened to granny. Did she get a stroke or dementia when tears and laughter ceased? Whatever happened to granny, I think she is blessed with a grandson like you, writing high standing poetry. I wish her and you all the best for the new year.
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  • (12/28/2011 10:57:00 AM)


    this vision about life is great.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (12/24/2011 12:29:00 PM)


    convincing poem for granny.Your joy is when your eyes are closed
    And your mind is at rest..... well done. Merry Christmas
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  • Cosmic Dreamer (12/23/2011 4:40:00 PM)


    To the memory, time is but an instant... We live forever in the hearts and minds of those we have touched... Our dance is never ending... Great write... (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/22/2011 2:38:00 PM)


    Wow, ! 'tis an amzing write! ! !
    I really like this poem! ! you are a good poet! ! ! top marks! ! !
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  • Jacqui Broad (12/22/2011 1:51:00 PM)


    I like it very much. Peace comes with sleep. Rest with eternal sleep. (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2011 9:13:00 AM)


    Beautiful movement of hours, days, weeks, month, year and life is pictured here so rhythmically. Nice theme.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 8, 2012


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