Masa MbathaOpasha

Rookie (05/01/1961 / Durban, Republic of South Africa)

What We Know Is What We Are - Poem by Masa MbathaOpasha


Be still.
Let nothing stand in your way
Walk beyond fear, beyond doubt
We must pay attention to those who care
What we know is what we are
Who I am is what I feel
Success and happiness:
a beautiful dream that includes my neighbors.
Self pleasures and self pity
are not the only lessons to learn
we must hug everything
in a universal embrace.
smile under the veil of tears
love while stoned with hate
classroom of life repeating things
we don’t learn the first time around.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 26, 2010

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