Instant unpredictable change

In a blink of an eye

One second – excited; making future plans

Waiting eagerly for them to unfold as planned

Silently counting downtime

Time hastily passed by

Suddenly all crumbles down

Plans put into motion

Dismantled within a minute

Into million pieces of glass

That could never be glued back

Then all plans change

Life takes a new twist of turns

Uncertain the future starts to seem

For it differs with the one

I have been socialized to believe

It is different from the one imprinted in my imagination

Time, I cry foul at, but it continues still

Like nothing had transpired

Adapting to circumstances, I am compelled

Although devastation has taken its toll

Lessons to be learnt

For life always contains an element of unpredictability

The cycle hardly reaches an end

The same it remains – “unpredictable”

Although it is meant to be out mostly lived

By all of us (you and I)

“Life is generally unpredictable and with that said, one has to always anticipate the possibility of things going either way” – Mmaletsema Mokgohlwa