Fatma Maleta

Freshman - 505 Points (26/8/1996 / Dar es salaam)

Ahead Is Far - Poem by Fatma Maleta

I tell myself that it's fine
That it will all be alright,
I tell myself to be strong
So as not to lose the fight
Cause all I know is that ahead,
ahead is really far.

I hope, I wait,
to be heard,
Just by anyone or someone out there,
But I guess ahead is far
Cause it's the future I can't predict,
The future is uncertain
Will I reach it
Cause what I see scares me,
As I look aroundand say that ahead is far
That's why I'm afraid to see of what awaits me,
Because to me, ahead, ahead is very very far.

Topic(s) of this poem: saddened

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

As the future is so uncertain, everyone is not sure of what is ahead what will be of them in their lives

Comments about Ahead Is Far by Fatma Maleta

  • Kelly Kurt (12/9/2015 10:44:00 AM)


    Exactly why we should live fully in the present. Thanks, Fatma. (Report) Reply

    Fatma Maleta Fatma Maleta (12/11/2015 2:03:00 AM)

    Yes Kelly live fully in the present cause life is very short and thanks for reading hope you enjoy more of poetry cause it's beautiful.And thanks to you too

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  • Rajnish Manga (12/9/2015 10:17:00 AM)


    Future is uncertain
    Will I reach it
    Cause what I see scares me, / The poem has given a masterly treatment to the subject which each one of us has to come across once in a while. Thanks for sharing the poem, Fatma.
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    Fatma Maleta Fatma Maleta (12/11/2015 2:04:00 AM)

    Thank you too for taking your precious time to read, truly honoured

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 21, 2016


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