I remember the words she whispered in my ear, “Uligugu lam”
I remember my dad being my first love
I remember him naming me “Siyamthanda”
I remember I cried day and night when I realised I had been a fool
I remember my first day in high school; every learner staring at me
As if I had done the worst thing ever
I remember those moments we shared together; those days of splendour.


This piece of writing was created as part of the WritingMe Writing Clubs with Sophumelela High School, Western Cape. Find out more here.