Sibanda is the author of Love O’clock, The Dead Must Be Sobbing and Football of Fools.
Ndaba Sibanda`s work is featured in The New Shoots Anthology, The Van Gogh Anthology edited by Catfish McDaris and Dr. Marc Pietrzykowski, Eternal Snow, A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma scheduled for publication in Spring/Summer 2017 by Nirala Press and Seeing Beyond the Surface Volume II.
When Queen Had Prince Going Cracked
She pronounced: you’re mine, mine
Prince was about to go lyrical too-
Or is it speak in love tongues? --and say:
From the very crown of my head, Queen,
To the sole of my feet; I’m thine, thine!
My breath, width and length your oxygen!
When Queen said medically speaking,
He was lost and needed to be found!
But Queen was like the torrential rains:
Your range of qualities and purposes
Is simply too impressive to mention
You`re my natural roll-on and mint
It was like a song, but she was on song
She killed it like a soulful gushing guitar
Prince was beginning to feel and think
Perhaps love had just found him there!
His heart was wowed, pushed to the edge
Maybe that`s where she wanted him to be!
Queen`s artistry had him salivating silly
My evergreen herb which pesters pests
Oh…I adore your medicinal, culinary
And ornamental properties and uses
He deduced he was her specialist doctor
Or her protector and all-oh hurrah to him!
Counting himself lucky, he tailed her
She recited: we`re in each other's heart
You`re my therapeutic, aromatic dearest
My incense with rare antibacterial qualities
You help me treat my high blood pressure,
You boost my immunity, my space, my mood
You treat acme, my natural cough remedy
You embalm my heart with love, my melody
You`re an air repellant that kicks off mold
Plus mosquitoes and mice, that`s an amen!
Prince was convinced mold meant silly men!
When his arms were itching to hug her---
His heart bursting to empty its embers---
His eyes ululating, dancing on her face---
His ears longing for more of her words---
She paused, and then he shrunk and froze
Upon hearing her state: Thyme repel him!!