FATE: Life can be a tragedy by Craig Ngwenya

Life can be a tragedy,
Giving a wave of contemplation;
Love can be rage;
Filling your mind with promiscuous thoughts,

Anything can change overnight;
Trying to distance yourself from reality,
Will have serious repercussions,
That will crush your soul.

You have to accept it;
Tears will flow,
Those we call our significant building blocks,
They will collapse;
No matter how bad we want them to stay,
They will find a reason to leave;
In their lives, you won’t fit.

Life is all about taking risks,
Accept it and move on,
Discover what the future has in store for you
And explore the curve that holds the treasure.

The truth is;
In every moment,
You will face, obstacles,
I call them ‘Gentle reminders’

They will remind you that;
Nothing is permanent,
What starts will end,
What comes will go,

Most importantly, you have to,
Understand the seasons of life,
And be able to prepare for them,
And move cautiously in them.

You will aim too high and miss,
You will aim too low and hit the ground,
The point is, don’t be too humble,
And also, don’t be too arrogant.

It’s midnight
Outside is bestorming
Darkness surrounded you
Aghast by the fury of the storm

But never lose hope,
Keep this in mind,
Storms make people strong,
And never last forever.

Crushing is finite,
This too shall pass,
But your hope is infinite,
Never relapse!

This is temporary,
Mornings are coming,
Crushing will end soon,
Soaring will be in motion.

It just came to strengthen you,
To remind you of who you are,
To remind you of,
The importance of light.

Take the blame,
Learn from your mistakes,
Forgive yourself,
And just like the Phoenix,
You will rise!

Prepare for the next season,
And never lose your vision;
Revitalize your dreams,
Do away with that quiescence.

By Craig Ngwenya
The Fervent poet
+263 78 364 9392

Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with the world: Email me at byaruhangafrank123@gmail.com

Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

One Comment

  1. Yonah Odoi Reply

    Thanks for this great poem. The articles on this page are quite informative. I’m glad to know you personally Frank.

    Please continue to enlighten many with your articles

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