Made precious
by art and beliefs
so gorgeous
it is my great power
same as mighty Jesus

It is my food of life
that I can not live without
It destroys darkness
and gives me light
This is my key to unlock every door
that is tight

Isithethe namasiko ziphuma ezantsi

It’s where izinyanya zikhona
people always say
‘kufuneka uzazi usukaphi, uphi, uyaphi?’

Every time I take my pen and paper
to write about this I am proud
Ubuntu kwa-Xhosa is what
we breathe
in and out

Mandiyishiye lendawo
ngesithozamo nembeko

Peace – I’m out