Ernest Makuakua

Rookie (30-09-1990 / South africa)

Are You Alive?


YOU wake up in the morning you great good morning And the answer would be mourning...you just dont notice what you say.

Great as you are in the morning as a mother i am a father motivator mentor stranger to your community yes it is good to work but what good does it serve if you do not know what is happening.

People meet you daily and say hey are you still alive and you would go on with a smile yes i am.
How sure are you?
Who are you?
Where are you?
Some of us spend life wondering if i were to live your life how could i behave.

You would go on and say people hate you.
You will depart in the morning and return at night.
I know we complain daily and talk about those who have many babies atleast they are happy.
You have work you have money but nothing to show.

I woke up this morning to find out i have nt been a father to my nephew, a brother to my sisters and brothers, a motivator to my friend still i have not been a child to my parents i have not been a friend to my friends a teacher to my students.
Am i alive? They dont know me any longer. I am not a friend work has me wrapped up.

I woke up today to meet my friends little sister and i found out my friend died 5 months ago... My system shuts down where was i?

As we live we forget i hope i dont live to forget the day i become a parent to my kids not to forget the important days in my life for i forget my birthday too...

Rest in peace Nobuhle God will take care of you i am delayed to say such a message but its okay i hope i dont forget to make a difference to the world.

Today i will be alive so tomorrow can rejoice and yesterday will rest in peace

Submitted: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Edited: Saturday, April 27, 2013

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The piece is dedicated to everyone i know and dont know. The piece is inspired by the late Nobuhle and her little sister. May her soul rest in peace a
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