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»Words Of Wisdom«

by Dan Mahlangu, February 12, 2014

Inspired by the birds and freedom
these are my words of wisdom;
call them a life of words born and bred in prison
slowly progressing to a page, with a pen I free them,
powerful words that should be said every season,
pay attention, listen:

let me feed your soul,
with your sponge of a brain absorb as I go,
words emanating from the depth of my being,
with a pen I depict images in my dreams.

Pleasure is a vehicle that carries pain,
it crashes all the time, yet we ride it again.
It's driven by the devil destination ecstasy,
a split-second journey with a life-long injury.

Life is a space between birth and death,
you toil to fill it up 'til your last breath
for, it remains a vacuum if you don't exert yourself,
indolence is poverty, it leaves you begging for help.

Friends are fickle, foes are consistent.
Life's full of vicissitudes, stay persistent.
The mighty Lord is magical, he'll bless you with a miracle,
he picks you up today, tomorrow you reach your pinnacle.

Inspired by the birds and freedom
these are my words of wisdom;
call them a life of words born and bred in prison
slowly progressing to a page, with a pen I free them,
powerful words that should be said every season,
I hope you paid attention, I hope you listened.

Written: March 2011
Tags: Philosophical

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Reader comments

"Much appreciated Thomas."
Dan Mahlangu, Feb 18, 2015
"I PAID ATTENTION AND I LISTENED... GREAT WORK!!! YOU ARE GOOD"
Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Feb 14, 2015
"Thank you."
Dan Mahlangu, Mar 22, 2014
"Yes, I paid attention and listened. You are mighty with the pen, word!"
Judith Thandi Jama, Mar 18, 2014

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