A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Nsiki Gwala ~ This poem is the sky, a flower and the sea

This poem is the blue sky.
This poem is a blooming flower.
This poem is the cold sea.

This poem is the blue ocean above.
God’s gift of life to the living,
Where bird’s swim so fearlessly and freely
Like a dry autumn leaf sinking swiftly to the dry land.
Earth’s peaceful and heavenly place
Where the ground is but a grotesque memory.
This poem is the blue sky.

This poem is the florescent flower of life.
A rebirth of indefinite opportunities,
With a delicate promise of hope and revival.
This is life’s rare moment that captures hearts and souls-
A true vision of a brighter tomorrow
That renews all shattered dreams.
This poem is a blooming flower.

This poem is a vast, aquamarine sea.
An ice-cold blanket that hugs the earth
Like a blizzard on a freezing winter’s day,
With jaws that have munched on rocky cliffs
And murdered innocent lives.
The giver of life for those near it-
This poem is the cold sea.

This poem is the heavenly, blue sky.
This poem is a florescent blooming flower.
This poem is the endless cold sea.

© Nsiki Gwala


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8 comments:

  1. Ah.. so effective.. the poem subtly repeats the message of beauty and nature.. I can feel the blue sky in your words (looking at the dreary grey)

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  2. Wow--this poem really moved me. It encompasses so much--good and bad, glorious and painful--and that is the way the heart is, isn't i. Thanks! k.

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  3. This poem is the cycle of life - giving and taking away - but always with a reason, and I like to think, compassion.

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  4. I love your line about the blizzard with jaws that have munched on rocky cliffs. A great visual!

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  5. Such beautiful writing! I love the boomerang metaphor form and you have executed it so well. Your imagery is very beautiful, and reading this poem really lifted my heart.

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  6. Your use of descriptive words, adjectives and adverbs, makes this piece quite powerful and more interesting to the reader.

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  7. I love the idea of "a florescent blooming flower." I adore the promise of the old and the new, of the things that are and the ones that only exist in the surreality of our imaginations (and underwater). ♥

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  8. What a beautiful poem! The circle of life is wonderfully illustrated. Keep writing!

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