A Lekker South African Valentine’s Day Poem

It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday… and if you’re married to a South African woman, here’s a poem to win her heart. It’s been going viral amongst South African expats (if anyone knows the author, please let us know).

love you lots like jelly tots


Ek smaak you stukkend, please say you’ll be mine
You’re my moon, my stars, my Camp’s Bay sunshine

You’re my beaded love-letter, my breeze in the night
You’re my rooibos, my koeksister, my blitz firelight

You make me feel better, you have the know-how
I smaak you even more than Durb’s bunny-chow

You’re my lamb-chop, my ribbetjies, my dröe wors et al
You’re my Mrs Balls chutney, my samoosa Halaal

One smile from you and I float to the sky
I feel like the Springboks have just scored a try

You’re my chilli, my roti, my Eskimo Pies
I’d rather have you than the Lotto first prize

And this letter my skattie, is only the start
‘Cos you’ve taken the cable-car straight to my heart

You’re my best friend, my lover, my very own wife
You’re truly the tomato sauce on the slap chips of life.

I smaak my boerewors but I smack you more

Be my tjerrie


Valentine’s Day South African style