Mulatwa Mosisa


Life In Ups And Downs - Poem by Mulatwa Mosisa

When we’re always on high
Life is comfortable
Nothing disturbs us
All are enjoyable
Feeling very happy
We are always singing
Nothing can stop us
To do what we’re yearning

Thinking we’re mighty
Who can crash a rock
We try our faith
To make the mountain shake
We are very fearless
Things are going well
In the middle of this
We hear a ringing bell

On the top of mountain
We were not alarmed
A cloudy day come
And heavy rain poured
All turn into darkness
Our hope diminished
Feeling very lonely
We felt like abandoned

All our strength gone
We learned that we’re nothing
With some drops of rain
We start trembling
Our tooth were gnawing
Because it was frosty
We cried for a help
To the God almighty

We were in deep sorrow
Surrounded by fear
No help available
In the place we were
Waiting for help to come
Our eyes turn to the sky
Losing all our hopes
Seconds away to die

Help come from nowhere
We escaped from death
We were surprised
And stand again to praise
We rose from the valley
And walk back to the hills
To sing again for God
To write a memory verse
That nobody will erase

This is a human life
Sorrow and happiness
One day full of laughter
Next day tearful face
That’s the way of life
In the world we live in
We have to admit it
Life in ups and down

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

life's event

Comments about Life In Ups And Downs by Mulatwa Mosisa

  • Mulatwa Mosisa (10/20/2015 1:01:00 PM)


    This is happening in everyone 's life. if he's poor or rich, young or old, literate or illiterate, we are facing different hardships and a time of happiness, (Report) Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (9/23/2015 6:42:00 AM)


    Indeed life is a mixture of ups and downs. To envisage life without difficulties would be an existential absurdity. A well articulated piece of poetry insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Mosisa. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

    Mulatwa Mosisa Mulatwa Mosisa (10/20/2015 12:56:00 PM)

    Thank you Chendu.
    Your poem about Mandela is marvelous.

  • Mulatwa Mosisa (9/14/2015 2:37:00 PM)


    Tough times never pass, but tough people do. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015



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