Lost in words; Confusion

Here I am in the middle of nowhere
Lost in thoughts as well as words of what to say
So I really have no idea where to begin
I am simply trying to figure-out and understand
Why things, occur the way they do at times
Such as how is it possible that someone, who has never hurt a fly
Nor has it within them to do so in any way
Always get nothing but pains, instead of receiving endless happiness
Which they rightfully deserve
Why do good people always have to be hurt and endure more pain?
Why is it that those that exceptionally spread love in every path of life
And journey they walk upon end up being the ones eventually getting hurt?
How does this even begin to be possible?
I don’t understand, can anyone clarify this to me
For I struggle to process this nor do I neither see any chance of myself ever doing so
As this is too much to bear
So that is why I could never understand
At times you get to do right by everyone
And everything that is expected of you
But instead hurt comes your ways
How could this happen
Why should this be occurring?
Why is it so difficult for good individuals to receive?
What they deservedly are entitled to, which is an everlasting greatness of happiness
Most importantly I know we are creators of our own happiness
It’s just at times life feels so damn unfair
Like I have always been advised to help where possible
And try to uplift as many lives as I humanely could
For I may, in return, also be assisted where possible along the way
As it is said, “the hand that gives shall receive”
But eras as well as times have now tremendously changed
That I can never argue, but still though
I could never begin to understand the reasons
For why there is so much unnecessary hurt painted
And spread across this wonderful world of ours
That regrettably leaves so many heartbroken
Meanwhile their lips left with an everlasting sour taste
But I am yet to find answers to that
Sooner than later, I hope

Light

I see light at the end of the tunnel
All that is unfolding now;
The ground mysteriously trembling
Sudden rise and decrease in temperatures
Unanticipated circumstances seeming to take charge
It’s all a well-planned purposeful journey
That begun from birth; with my tight-fisted hands
And a little bit of cry; for I visualized,
That of which is expected of me, to fulfill
But only I get to decide what to do next
As for the road, it has been paved, for me to walk on
To guide me towards my destination
For at the end of the tunnel lies a magnificent glimpse of light
A source of hope, it is
Though so far but yet nearer; waiting to re-charge, reshape and reinvent
And welcome me, into another phase of life;
That of which hard-work is rewarded “At the end of the tunnel-for all is bright, pure, possible and achievable”

Smile

I woke up with a smile on my face

Wonderfully all my worries and complains had already faded away

Coincidentally the sun too, outside was at its shining peak and best

The effects of the light rays were directly felt from all directions

It was a sign, indicative of the era we all find ourselves within

An era, of new possibilities and hope

An era, of everything, is possible

An era, whereby dreams and goals are all achievable

An era, whereby essentially respect and love are a way of living

But neither forgetting our past nor letting it dictate nor pollute

Our way of thinking and interacting with others, now

Irrespective of one’s culture, religion, belief and colour

Due to the fact, that we are all one

We dearly owe our existence and oneness, to those fallen heroes and heroines

That gave it, their utmost best fighting for the freedom and rights,

That we inappreciably take granted for and abuse, hence celebrating

Those that made this taste and feeling of liberation possible

What an unbearable insult to the dead, who put the life of theirs

And those of their families in jeopardy for us to be freed

In our own native (indigenous) land, the land of our ancestors

The land, which its beauty is worth the suffering, struggling and fighting for,

As it showers peace and harmony unto ordinary people

A land that has it all; the magnificent landscapes, hills, mountains, bushes

Slopes, dams, natural resources, wetlands, oceans, wild animals, rivers and the forests

The land that is selectively, uniquely beautified and shaped to meet the requirements,

The expectations and the needs of the indigenous habitants

What else could it be if not, the breath-taking motherland of ours

For we graciously owe our souls to our environment, for it, protected

Our unsung fallen heroes and heroines during struggle times,

As they had nowhere to hide, but to use it as shelter, meanwhile crossing borders into our neighboring countries

Let us now, not destroy it, but rather preserve and take good care of it, as it did to our struggle heroes, and still does to us

Then why destroy it, kill or even poach animals that complete the environment

It has been a long and not an easy road, but I still woke up with a smile on my face

Not because I have money, but because I am free like a bird

I am neither a prisoner nor institutionalized in my own thoughts

For I am not restricted by any racial laws from unleashing my own potential

And being the best that I fully know and believe, I am destined to become

For I am free like water that flows underneath the ground,

I am free like a river that flows freely without any disruptions, whatsoever

And all that is left for me to do, is to move around and explorer endless opportunities

That I am graciously blessed and provided with

And start making things happen for me instead of expecting hand-outs

And always complaining on how one is suffering and heartlessly stricken

By poverty meanwhile one is not willing to work, to have a better life

Meanwhile one’s behaviours, actions and doings are somehow contributing

And going against any measures of combating poverty

The fallen heroes and heroines from all ages may have laid down the foundation,

But it is now up to us, to finish building and roofing the shelter

No one else but you and I

Let us not let bad times, be the only defining moments of change

Because even good times could still be the defining moments of better things to happen

And when we as a country don’t reach the success and expectations we have set for ourselves, let us not blame the past

For we fail to do the same, when there are beneficial developments and opportunities occurring

As a result of the lessons from our past that had been heavily clouded by oppression, racial prejudice and suppression

But still though, in my world a horrible past and experience always teaches one as well as a country to be better,

And that needs to be acknowledged,

For it is the honest truth is no longer about where we have been, but rather where, we as a nation

Are going to, and how our future shall turn out to be?

As a result of what we decide to do, from now on,

You and I now have immeasurable power to make a huge difference

Of which we all long to have

This is the freedom we got through and in exchange with certain leaders losing their wonderful lives, whilst leaving innocent kids to be without parents

Only you and I can make our nation something to be proud of

I woke up with a smile on my face

And felt the wind blowing softly to my ears

And as I looked up, the sky, gave me a clear reason to smile even more

Meanwhile the beautiful melodies of birds were making me feel like I am truly in heaven though I’m simply in this exceptional democratic country of ours

You and I have the power to create the change, which we are in need of, in our own land, the land of our ancestors and gods.

What a beautiful land it is?

I am proud to be a South African