Why do wishes have wings they fly?
You know, I wish time had legs; for I’d crawl in silent times,
And I wish time could prevail for us to sail away in oceans deeper;
See, in deepest oceans of thought without seen,
For I'd hide in cages of thought like a silent child…
I wish nations could become one, for the Creator is one in us all;
But dozens in isolated land of their kind,
I wish God was a child;
For I'd learn to lean on shoulders of tallest trees between the wild,
And urge in bridges of theological means without religion...
I wish I was a mirror, and if wishes were mirrors;
I wish mirrors could reflect our tracks in days of our lives,
As wishes have wishes;
I wish shadows had voices…
Too; for I’d talk in shadows like songs of a dreamer,
And voice out loudly the hidden crumbles of our daily bread thicker;
But I fumble to mumble the hidden struggles deeper,
I wish letters could begin with matters of the heart deeper;
But I wonder what the Creator of such letters wondered…
When letters do not really make any sense besides a sentence,
I wish I was a student of metaphysical times,
I wish I had known their cynical minds;
Of Science and Philosophical kinds…
But I really wish I had dreams to be told to ears of the blind,
I wish I had hands of a liberator;
For I'd raise my arms in skies of darkest shine…
I wish I was a teacher, for I'd teach in chronological kind;
Than ethnological lapse, I wish I was a preacher,
For I'd preach in pieces than pictures of preachers;
In windows of every moving piece(s),
I'd pick up the pieces of every broken heart;
Than swallow their pride like creatures of alien ages,
If wishes were tiny particles, I’d blow them to the cages;
Of easterly nations where action speaks louder than spoken words,
If wishes were clauses, I'd amend the law of nature;
By upholding the essence of life and its cause, I'd surrender…
All books of history to the furnace and rewrite in tongues of dozen letters.
Co-written by Onalethuso Petruss B.M Ntema and Khonzani Nhlalo Zambwe (Botswana)
Onalethuso Petruss Buyile Ntema - author of SOUL SEEDS: Reality & Mental inspiration poetry anthology (Xlibris Publishing, UK - 2014)
The Voice of a Shadow, 2017
©2015 Copyright protected.
Bojosi Sabure Mambo straight! lepako
Bojosi Jojo Ditshwele Wow Mambo, i wish..!!!
Dandy Dour "I wish nations could become one, for the Creator is one in us all"
Mikel Kesto i wish emotions and inspirations could be transplanted, for him to transplant one to me so that one day l can bring words in orders like him 'if wishes' one day is one day, oneblood my king
Khonzani Nhlalo Zee oneblood..
Mambo Ntema Wordsworth yes Sir, what more or less dear brother... Mikel you surely will my oneBlood.
Mambo Ntema bless up oneBlood Khonzani
Thato Xhavi Ponatshego Genius
Donna Lillywhite Gifted
Moemedi Tebogo ..if wishes were flowers i would wish for a garden of them without thorn,i would wish to live inside my mind and do as i wish and live every moment without fear of my surrounding's eye.if wishes had ears i would tell mine to walk in reality as everyday breaks the silent whispers of the night.I wish pages could allow my pen to bleed not tears on them as i wear my heart on my sleeve and shout to the mountains to tell the world that poetry is my soul mate.i wish leaves could hear my cry when i say i want a bohemian existence to live on stages,my tongue only knowing metaphors and idioms.if wishes were eagles mine would eye the heavens and dance with the angels...great read my king,Jah bless
Mambo Ntema Moemedi You see, writers write like gifted sculptors with patient hands, and truly you just lead me to part 2. As though you knew I had wanted some sort. oneBlood king, Taah for the read and comment.
Masule DeBoo Kachana Inspiring young minds sir,,,brings ease to the mind..
Mambo Ntema Sowing seeds for a Creative future my king...oneBlood
Jeraal M Mrewa Great minds
Kedi Mosadi Pelontle-Matthews Great Mambo, you are talented
Mambo Ntema oneBlood botsadi
Theresa Govert If wishes were clauses, I'd amend the law of nature; By upholding the essence of life and its cause, I'd surrender… All books of history to the furnace and rewrite in tongues of dozen letters. what a powerful ending, thank you
Mambo Ntema Most welcome Seed. Wishes have wings they fly as high as wishes do. Will-power does, and dig matters past. But wishes bury impossibilities. Wishes marry their color without rainbow colors. oneBlood
Thato Ramakoba Deep stuff De Mambo. Am more than impressed!
Mambo Ntema oneBlood
Monica Munashe Rupazo phenomenal.
Mambo Ntema Theresa And I believe that nothing supersedes Creativity, besides reaction and pro-action. So long as said or done, it must be written or none, or will end in isolated oceans deep but calm. Its a complex one. Donna But the merit of such in our daily lives is the ability to walk upright and declare our voices with the inner person(s) to the Creative thinking world of creative writings and artistic melodies of life in its quadri-mental essence. And so are wishes, and so if wishes were... Thank you Munashe Rupazo, Ramakoba Mrewa Kedirebofe Pelontle and Kachana, it is like scattering seeds on a seed-nature to nurture more trees and leaves for the air we breathe and our feed green.
Boineelo Andy Nyukulane If wishes were wishes,how i wish this wisheth
Great piece wordsmiths
Great piece wordsmiths
Emeldah Emex Kamberuka Matlhape Wow beautiful stuff
Mambo Ntema bless up, oneBlood
Mambo Ntema bless up, oneBlood
Donald Munyaradzi Kuutsi Did u received my verse
Dzikamayi Chando I am a beggar who chooses creativity. The poem shines of creativity, The minds of the creators have sun, moon and stars in words.
Monica Munashe Rupazo Gratitude, my all ever desired accomplice moreover escort for humility. I am humbled by thine prudence. Aluta...
Mambo Ntema Munyaradzi Yes king, this verse is deep and sensible. I like it. Had to read it over and over. its super. How I wish the world of Creative ones could over-shadow its alien kind and captivate us more with spoken and written word(s) Dzikamayi Munashe Rupazo, oneBlood.
Mambo Ntema Humbled.
Khonzani Nhlalo Zee Nyc piece...
Mambo Ntema It is a piece to read at ease, just an extraordinary poem it is. oneBlood
Mambo Ntema Reminding me of the days when writing was more than just written but expressed in such sentence constructs. The semantic word play and imagery were matters of not so much concern but the effect, the message behind the word written in spoken kind. I am reminded of the writer's poet phonology! oneBlood