Poem: Life will humble you – Craig Ngwenya


Impossible is just a word,
Thrown around by small men,
Who finds it easier to live,
In the world, they have been given,
Then to explore the power they,
Possess to change it.

Believe in yourself,
And have faith in your abilities.
Always do your best,
What you plant today you will harvest later,

Build your own future,
Make your own hope,
Create your own love,
And live your own life.

Don’t wait for good to happen,
But make them flourish,
And whatever your beliefs,
Honour your Creator,
Not by passively waiting for grace,
To befall from heaven,
But by doing what you can to make grace transpire.

You can not cross the river,
merely by standing and staring at the water,
The past can not be changed,
but the future is yet in your hands,

Concern yourself not with what you’ve tried and failed,
But what is still possible for you to do,
Start where you are,
Utilize what you have,
Do what you can.

Remember every action begets a relative reaction.
Do good,
attract good,
Stay idle,
yield no result.

If you fell down yesterday,
Stand up today.
You are never too old to set another goal,
Or dream another dream.
It doesn’t matter how slow you go,
As long as you don’t stop.
Keep pressing forward,
There’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

You are a slow walker,
But don’t walk back,
A bend in the road is not the end of the road,
Unless you fail to make a turn.
Virtually, nothing is unattainable in this world.

Impossible is not a fact.
Impossible is not an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration.
Impossible is temporary and
Impossible is nothing.

It is not the ticking of the clock,
That produces the newness of life,
But it is the movement in your mind.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.

With love and patience, nothing is unreachable.
With the new day,
It comes new strength and new thoughts.
The most certain way to succeed is to trust just one more time.
It is not the end until you have given it up.

Enfuse yourself with action.
Trying to improve is better than sitting back.
The less you try, the less the chances of success.
Do not do things to impress but to improve.
Keep a dream alive by trying to fill the shoes.

The river always thrives to make away.
And the lake always tries to keep the rains in abundance.
Always strive for the best and ignore the rest.

Forget your best offering,
But rather ring the bells that still can ring.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.

A noble purpose inspires sacrifice,
Stimulates innovation,
And encourages perseverance,
Failure will never overtake you
if your determination to succeed,
is strong enough.

Let determination flow in your veins,
Cover your heart with positivity,
Even if life knocks you down,
Be the Phoenix that rises from ashes,
And lives again.

Indeed, life will humble you,
But you, you,
You must humble every obstacle that comes your way!

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.

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