Onalethuso Petruss Ntema

(27/02/1985 / Maun, Botswana)

I Was A Child


with a smile
on my face
each time i rise
to face
this life,

as i grow older
and stronger,
i reach further
to the days of my life further,
my name is painted on the walls
of my heart, across the walls

and i shine
with a smile
to the morning day like a child
over the shadows of dreams
of fallen leaves,
i pick and stay at peace,

on pieces of life like a moonlight
over the moon and the star,
“call me julia, ” i said to my friend
on my first day in class as we chat
so nervous i was, fast
and faster than lions over the rainy day,

“her name is julia, ” she said to my father
as i cried but a little in joy to my mother,
and walked me a journey
too many,
on my day of birth i envy
a heart of comfort in all minute,

today is my day of birth,
the day i cherish at length
the worth
it carries touches me deeply
like a child, on my day of birth
the new song was sung in joy to my earth day,

her face shines in joy to the new day,
her eyes sparkle in beauty to the new day,
as we gather to share and celebrate the day
of birth,
with a smile
because i was a child.

Submitted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Edited: Monday, May 13, 2013

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blessed earth strong julia boyle (may 12th) .

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poem: “i was a child”
book: “cold feet”
year: may 2013
book no.5 of 2013

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