Onkgopotse Ramatiti
Dinokana, Zeerust

You Were My Girl

When I ran into your friends this morning
I noticed there was a face missing
Th'all make-believed comprehension despite their mourning
Yet I knew it was no time for teasing

Streams of sorrow dammed below under my chin
The news must have hurt me the most
And while I may not be your next-of-kin
In you, I must confess, a Queen I have lost

Your memorial was an afternoon of back-to-back praises
With audience ranging from even to odd faces
I did promise not to cry when everyone testified your good deeds
But suddenly tears eluded my eyelids

Yes, I will never get to walk you down the aisle
And together we shall not enjoy the honeymoon phase
But when the whole world is wearing a broad smile
Then, and only then, will I attest you were not just a FANCY FACE
Sunday, October 5, 2008
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COMMENTS
Lesego Mosenyi 25 March 2009
Kgaitsedi... this beautifully penned. it still rhyme nicely even if its's coming from a sad and heavy heart.
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Reshma Ramesh 21 October 2008
oh! ! so beautiful...........iam sorry for your loss....god bless you and well penned
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Yonela Mali 16 October 2008
this is a beautiful but sad poem, must have been dealing with a lot of feelings when you wrote this piece...its a great read
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Ben Gieske 07 October 2008
A difficult subject to address but you have managed well to convey your thoughts and feelings. The ending is particularly meaningful (not just a fancy face) which ties in beautifully with your second line about the missing face. You succeeded in finding subtle rhymes.
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