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.


9 thoughts on “A new world

  1. Wow. I am going through a lot of the same stuff you express in this poem. Thank you, Chevvy, for providing hope through your words. You’re a strong poet indeed. You make me proud…

    Which is why I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” Award: https://xaranahara.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/one-lovely-blog-award-brought-to-you-lastly-by-xara-nahara-oconnor/

    (Of course, if you find yourself too busy to do this award, I completely understand. I just wanted to let you know how awesome you are.)

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    1. Thank you so much Xara for reading my work. My poetry is a mixture of personal experiences and sometimes commentary on what I experience in the world or in the Blogosphere. Writing as you know is cathartic and helps you put things in perspective. I’m glad that this poem has meaning for you, I think that’s what poetry should do – leave us with a message a something to think about.
      Thank you very kindly for the award I accept it as a personal recognition from you but in the past they’ve just piled up on me so I’d rather keep my blog award free. Still, I am humbled that you admire my work as you’ve expressed. I look forward to chatting again and take care! Chevvy

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      1. I quite understand. It took me two hours to write the award post alone. I don’t spend that kind of time on my own poems!

        I figured you wanted it for more personal recognition. I knew you had too much other stuff to do.

        But yes, this poem speaks to me on a personal level.

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