A new world

Mapungubwe 009

It’s not the same anymore.

I can feel the silence.

I hear the empty rooms.

I pace the wooden floors.


Vacillating between

Arrays of emotions.

I want to believe,

So earnestly believe!


Then I see the look in their eyes…


Is it fear for them or me?

It gets cloudy and I cannot see.

Then I begin to babble

To block out the deafening silence.


I have to believe!

Be resolute and firm in my belief.


Remind myself of the race

Which I have run,

Crossing so many tracks,

Jumping so many hurdles

Lancing the javelin into the air!

Then hearing the crowds’ applause,

I have to begin, I have to believe!


That a new world has opened its doors.