Mongezi Ngwenya

Rookie - 56 Points (1995 10 23 / klerksdorp)

Held In The Past Blind In The Future - Poem by Mongezi Ngwenya

our greatest desires are haunted by our past
hidden in our bellies as if sucking the juices that blars our vison as we step in our present
like a rolling stone influenced by wind to land on nothing but dust

the ugly truth that craples our legs is one left in the crust of the earth and one hoping to unlock the past while living in the present.

i am like a lost soul, hiding behind the wind, unseen. reliving my life through my memories, yorning for the pleasures of life
ignorant of the light of my next path for i am captured by my past, i have chained myself with every memory
i have caged myself with every emotion, am unaware of my present for am living my unknown, unreal future of what is not not.

i am held in the past blind in the future and absent in my present.

i refuse my birth right of my next life as i dwell upon the earthly things that some what feed my thrilled hunger. i seek to own my last moments to rectify every bad moment.am in search for gateways and maybe the path not taken might take me to the untaken journey of discovery what Einstien could not recover. reviced time.

i am held in the past blind in the future and absent in my present.

Topic(s) of this poem: art


Poet's Notes about The Poem

the story behind this poem is inspired by today's life. i realised that people spent most of their time dreaming of their future yet absent in their own present moment so they step into the future blindly dreaming of the next future, this becomes a cycle

Comments about Held In The Past Blind In The Future by Mongezi Ngwenya

  • Chinedu Dike (5/14/2015 6:49:00 AM)


    A well articulated piece of poetry, nicely penned with insight. A good poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Mongezi and remain blessed. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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