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Home Sweet Home - Poem by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

Dusty roads greeted me
With a smile.
Welcoming me back,
I'm home,
Home sweet home.

I slowly drove past
Herds of cows and goats feeding.
Ha! Ha!
I'm home,
Home sweet home.

I see children playing,
Runing up and down,
Singing their lungs out.
I'm home,
Home sweet home.

I meet elders ryding
Their twenty-something old bicycles.
Waving at me as i pass by,
Smiling that honest smile.
I'm home,
Home sweet home.

I see women with their babys
0n their backs, coming from maize plantations.
Even though its boilin g hot,
They still have that smile,
That smile that can melt ice at antartica.
It reminds me.....
I am home.

I see the black eagle
Soaring high up in the sky.....
I see those majestic mountains,
That have been my dear friend growing up,
That swallowed livestock and humans.
They are covered by a beautiful
Green blanket.....
Its beautiful.....
I am home.

Red and white butterflies
Are everywhere, hugging and
Kissing every flower they see.
I'm home,
Home sweet home.

I am home.....
Where nights are quiet and peaceful.
Where days are long and joyful.
Where respect is the order of the day.
Mmm! i smile a genuine smie,
Because here, there are no fake smiles.

I can feel that cool breeze,
That tar roads, gigantic buildings
And massive firms swallow in the city.
I am home.....

Here, i am a father and uncle
To every child.
It takes the whole village
To raise a child.Right?
I am a brother, a cousin and a son.

I am home.....
Where i can wake up in
The morning and smile
With the rising sun, without
Hearing no police siren
As they chase down criminals.

I am home.....
Where i can go up the
Mountain and just look
At the sinking sun.
When its pinkish, goldish
And redish reflections makes
Wonders on the sky.

My heart bit with these
Majestic mountains.
I am home.....
Home sweet home!


Comments about Home Sweet Home by Siyabonga A Nxumalo

  • Rookie - 145 Points Sandile Mabaso (4/19/2016 2:07:00 AM)

    Good poem, Zwide. Regards, Sandile Mabaso (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 621 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (5/27/2016 4:31:00 AM)

    Mntungwa, ngyazibongela bhuti.

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  • Gold Star - 65,790 Points * Sunprincess * (7/17/2014 10:07:00 PM)

    ...........home is where the heart is....and this beautiful poem is a true confirmation.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 34,891 Points Savita Tyagi (7/16/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    A lovely picture painted of home coming. Nothing can be sweeter to memory then being with your own at your childhood place. Great poem. Thank you for sharing and thank you so much for your comment and appreciation for my poem. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  5. 5. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  6. 6. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  9. 9. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  10. 10. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  11. 11. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  12. 12. Home , Anne Brontë
  13. 13. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  14. 14. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  15. 15. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  16. 16. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  17. 17. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  18. 18. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. 19. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  20. 20. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  21. 21. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  22. 22. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  23. 23. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  24. 24. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  25. 25. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  26. 26. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  27. 27. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  28. 28. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  30. 30. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  32. 32. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  33. 33. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  34. 34. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  35. 35. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  36. 36. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  37. 37. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  38. 38. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  39. 39. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  40. 40. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  41. 41. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  42. 42. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  43. 43. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  44. 44. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  45. 45. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  46. 46. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  47. 47. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  48. 48. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
  49. 49. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  50. 50. The Hock-Cart, Or Harvest Home , Robert Herrick
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