Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMthethungqongqo Potelwa

(1992 March 03 / South Africa (eDutywa, Mfenguland, staying in Cape Town))

A Nerve


Take time to build
As it will take time to destroy
Take time to mediate
As it will take time to arbitrate

It never stays the same
But sure it was before it came
Absorb with the pain
And live to tell the story of the slain

It goes away
Yes it drills away
And life is live again
As it will bring more gains

Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 19, 2011

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  • Swetha Vanakayalapati (6/11/2012 6:07:00 AM)

    Take time to build
    As it will take time to destroy
    Take time to mediate
    As it will take time to arbitrate

    pros and cons.......in every hook and corner.....of this world (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (4/24/2012 12:27:00 PM)

    A great philosophy of life.Life flows as it is with pains and gains. Nice write1 (Report) Reply

  • Jacqui Broad (12/19/2011 12:43:00 PM)

    Hitting a nerve with this poem... Great words used my friend. Sometimes we win and sometimes we loose, but still life goes on... (Report) Reply

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