A Walk Through The City

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

As I walk through the streets
of a city plagued by the Corona virus
I will fear no illness
for my mask keeps the harmful particles at bay
and my sanitizer keeps the germs away
from my hands.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Covid-19 Creativity

You can only give happiness to others once you’ve found happiness yourself.

Ever since I first made contact with you
I knew you would be the virus
That plagues my thoughts
So much so that i wouldn’t be able
To keep them under lock down

No mask could protect me from you
That is how infectious you were

I kept my sanitizer close
Hoping to keep you at bay
But somehow you still found a way
To bypass my precautionary measures

Try as i might to distance myself from you
I still found myself drawn towards you

I see now that isolating myself doesn’t help
When you are already here with me
No matter how many meters i am from you
You are always with me, in my mind

Because you are the virus
That forever plagues my thoughts.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Playing with idioms again

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re always thinking about yesterday.

C. Roth

They always said “A leopard can’t change its spots.”
That not wanting to wave a white flag, to my fear
Of being caught in the dark
Was nothing but a preposterous pipe dream
For my yellow streak was known throughout the land.

In fact, there wasn’t a mind unaware of my cowardly exploits.

You should have seen how quickly their heads turned
When i arrived one evening with no spots to be spotted on my coat.
At long last they would face the music of their words
And at long last I can jump for joy whenever I’m in the dark

Instead of just sitting tight hoping that after the night I’ll be alright.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

What I Want

Let it hurt, then let it go

Retrieved from Motivation App

Do you ever think about the things you want?
About why you want what it is you want
And if you should even want what you want?

I do, think about what i want
And when i do, i realize it’s you

You, who has no clue
That I’m blue without you.

And that i want you
Because life is brighter
When you are in it.

But like Liam Neesons daughter
You are already taken
So i should not be wanting you.

But i do, want you
More than the judge desires what is true
Because my life is not just blue without you
Its also darker when you are not in it.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace


Don’t blame a clown for being a clown, blame yourself for going to the circus.


the master of my mind
the lord of my life
controller of my consciousness
the wizard of my will
and the tyrant of my thoughts

not a slave to my emotions
I can free myself from glee
and use my skill to kill
the fear that oppresses me.

I am
an attractor of abundance
a gardener of gratitude
an alchemist of attitude
and a neutralizer of negativity.

I can polarize my personality
in the pole of positivity.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace