Niki Nicholas Nkuna

(1957/01/09 / BURGERSFORT (Leeufallei farm or Ga- Makwakwasi))

By God’s design


By god’s plan we have a day to light our eyes and a night to deem our eyes
We believe the downside is total failure not temporary failure like the night itself
Believe you me; our well-wishers expect nothing else but permanent day light
Imagine when day light becomes permanent as the well-wishers so wish
The stars will dissipate in the sunlight
There will be nothing to see except boredom

Like a gold pebble exchanging hands
Sometimes the excited kids will keep the new toy longer
Temporarily breaking the hearts of the longing kids
By god’s design hearts have to be raised and broken
And broken and raised beyond battles,
As a lessons of winter time and summer time to come

We wish to stretch the seasons and laugh wide and longer
Nonchalantly disregarding the sorry state of the other side
Trampling their soul with a spiteful laugh heard from afar
Selfishly believing that success is forever placed on one side of the fence
We shout ‘we are the champions, we are the champions! ’
On the other side of the fence

Soon it will dawn that we live a borrowed life
We will have all or some of what we want at one time
Or many alternatives times
We will not have all or some of what we want at one time
Or many alternative times

Soon the tears of joy will become tears of sorrow
We will fall and rise up
Sometimes got injured in the process
Sometimes got lucky and pick up a gold pebble
We excite the world through high and low spirits
Playing hide and seek and finding each other after long and short search
And after short and long search
A single parent loves all her children equal
And will comfort them by the time of cry and praise them by the time of rejoice
By god’s design all creatures will experience the cold blow of wind higher up there
And the warmth blow of air lower down there

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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N Nkuna,06 May 2013

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