Blog entry by Faith Muwar Mpara

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by Faith Muwar Mpara - Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 12:11 AM
Anyone in the world

Dear Future, I have looked forward to meeting you

Day after day, month after month, year after year

Like a mirage you were a trick to me

You’ve been the carrot and like a donkey, I have followed you

It’s been a running after the wind

A rat race

An escape from the now.

A flight from the reality of my humanity


But guess what, dear future

We will meet when we do

I’m officially old and retired

I am finally drained and tired

And even though it is unlike me, I give up.


I have got a new friend

The gift that you sent

It is NOW

It is what I have

It is where I have a say

It is where I make impact

It is my power to limitless possibilities

It is my freedom from the illusion of “Someday”

It is the joy of being present

It demands full engagement

The call to fully absorb every passing moment

Because once it’s gone, it’s lost


What is longed for is non-existent, what is NOW is reality


Dear Future, I finally make peace with you

And so I dive into the NOW of eternity

[ Modified: Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 12:12 AM ]