Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

Rookie - 80 Points (27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

Yearn For A Touch - Poem by Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

yearn for a touch

i watched the sun
at sun down
as the sun
swallowed its day at sunset
and the word saith unto mine,
'pick up your cross and find
a way to your way, as kind
as you may...
seek and find
and yearn for a touch'

i waited in thought
and thought
about the month
i were born,
the month
of february
been so ordinaryto my life,
though worried
and knew i had to bury
all my worries
and the voice that carries
me from then said,

'your footprints in the sand
shall stay for a minute
before the waves lift them
far away
into the unforgiving sea,
as they faded away
leaving you there
and wishing they
would stay
for a slight moment
and stronger
before they are gone forever
and faded forever'
i yearned for a touch

the other voice
had me dance with rejoice
as it saith,
'you son of the sands
take me there
with your hands
take me there
to the ends
of your heart strong
as you speak
and keep
me safe at comfort arms'
i still yearned for a touch

as i was sitting alone and silently
i recall a special moment of my life
that moment ran my life
but lasted
only for a while,
and asked,
'were it real? '
and my heart
shuttered beneath my skin
as the sun starts to fade,
'how could it be so? '
i asked
to my self alone
and yearned for a touch

i watched the sun in a moment
and her voice still torment
my face and for a moment
i thought of her,
the one who sets
my heart
in desire
the true heart
i dearly admire,
'were i in denial? '
for what i had
is what i yearn,
a simple smile of concern
and my heart howls audible pain
wandering to regain
its feet but couldn't gain,
as my heart
yearned for a touch

i watched the roots of the tree
over the moonlight and could see
how strong they meant to be
as my tears fell for a broken knee,
words without,
just silence
worth without,
a silence
as the word saith unto mine,
'pick up your cross and find
a way to your way, as kind
as you may
...seek and find,
yearn for a tender touch
and stay in touch'


poem: 'yearn for a touch'
book: 'thus spoke ntema: the unknown poet'
year: february 2013
book no.2 of 2013

Poet's Notes about The Poem

love is willing to submit a feeling of love beyond your emotion.

Comments about Yearn For A Touch by Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

  • Gajanan Mishra (2/13/2013 1:40:00 AM)

    watching the roots. good poem. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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