Like a dying horse

Consistency is the mother of mastery.

Robin Sharma

Hi. Nice of you to join me today. I’m glad you are still with us on the good side of life.

I penned today’s poem a few days ago, in commemoration of the cold day which sent me freezing, seeking the warmth of my blankets just so I could stop shivering. As always, I hope you enjoy reading it, and that you have an awesome day.

Like a dying horse
This winter is in its last death throws.

It knows its time is about to come to an end
And so, like the last dying kick of a horse
It blows the cold wind extra hard
And makes the nights especially bitter
For it knows its time is about to end
Because anytime soon spring will begin to bloom
To spell its eventual doom.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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Like a person lying in bed

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.

Kenneth Hildebrand

Thoughts of you were tossing and turning in my head
like a person lying in bed
making themselves comfortable in my mind.

I tried, but failed to put them to sleep
for they were too deep in a state of restlessness
thinking about the nightmare of losing you.

The best I could do was blanket them
with the knowledge that all this was but a bad dream.
That one day I will wake up
and you’ll be right here, next to me
where you are supposed to be.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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Life is like a game of chess

Think before you act.


Life is like a game of chess

For you are either born a peasant pawn
Who must climb their way
Slow and steady up the ladder of success,

Or you are a royal king
Sitting safe inside the walls of your castle
Needing only to make sure
You secure a mate who can give you an heir.

But life is like a game of chess
Because unfortunately most of us are pawns
Simply trying hard to move up in life
Because life is so like chess
We work hard hoping to get that promotion
Which will provide the solution to our situation.

In our push towards the finish line of the rat race
We are sometimes lucky to come across a knight
And shining armour who rescues us from the jaws of a dire situation.

But life is like a game of chess

So it’s no surprise that sometimes
During tough times we are sacrificed by our leaders
-Hopefully for a greater good-
And we wind up as watchers on the sidelines
Nothing but witnesses to the demise of those we love.

But thank goodness life is like chess

So even though you may have less
Power than those who put you in a mess
Like a pawn you have the freedom to choose who you want to become

A knight whose armor is the light of your love?
A bishop who watches from afar your journey to becoming a star?
Or a rook who looks right and wrong
before you cross the road of behavior?

Who knows
Perhaps you will have the pleasure of becoming royalty whose loyalty will set the masses free?

An Uchiha

Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust

Jesse Owens

Like an Uchiha from Naruto
I possess a Sharingan
which gives me the visual prowess
to see through the seemingly bad things
that happen to me
to see them as they truly are
things that happen for my greater good.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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Like the waves

If you want to change your reality then gear your thinking and speaking towards positivity.

Lazarus Shatipamba

As sure as the waves
come crashing onto the shore
depositing sediments
to construct a beach.

So did you
come into my life,
and like a wave you built me up.

Constructive not destructive
you deposited your positivity
and washed away my negativity.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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Life is like the weather

Learn to weather all the seasons of your life. If you’re happy be grateful; if you’re not be thankful it will not last forever.

Lazarus Shatipamba

Life is like the weather

Sometimes its summer
and the sun shines its light
and all things radiate their warmth.

But life is like the weather
and so autumn will definitely fall
upon us. Trees will start to shed their leaves
and temperatures will begin to drop
because life is so like the weather.

So autumn eventually shifts to winter
when its so bitter cold outside
that you don’t even want to wake and get up
out of bed to face the day.

But thank goodness
life is like the weather
and that no matter how bitter the winter
may be there will forever follow a spring
in which joy will bloom like a flower in our hearts.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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Good day guys, I hope you’re all having as good a day as I’m having. Hopefully the Monday blues have not sunk their teeth into you.

Today’s poem owes it’s inception from a post I read on Sobia’s blog ( I only just recently started following her blog, but so far I found it nothing but inspiring.

Go see for yourself if you don’t believe me

The Thought Watch

Don’t waste your time looking back on what you’ve lost. Move on, for life is not meant to be traveled backwards.



like the Nights Watch

in Game of Thrones

I stand

atop the wall

of my will

and watch

over my thoughts.

Making sure

wild and negative thoughts

do not invade

the kingdom

that is my mind.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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The Universe

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Ryun

The universe
is like a giant classroom
and you are but a learner
with circumstance as your teacher
and everyone else your classmate.
Even though not all of us are good academics
we should never despair
for so long as we work together
to solve our problems
the sooner we will learn
to live, our lives
to the best of our abilities.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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A Soccer Star

If you don’t know your worth, people will put a cheap price tag on you.

Matshona Dhliwayo
Aim to be 
Like a soccer player
And shoot for the stars.
Let this be your goal
And you'll certainly join them.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2021

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