Journeys I’ve Travelled

I’ve been to the north
I’ve been to the south

Journeys —
left me floating in between
(where both worlds depart)
and with no claim to either.

Suburbia no longer white
we sip tea and spend hours
discussing weather, whilst
the sun shines in black rural.
In song and dance we quench
— thirst vanquished.

I’ve been to the city
I’ve been to the country

Allow me the misguided view
with diluted memories, for
I build a world with these
smatterings of my life.

note: I’m back! I look forward to catching up with you soon. Oh, in case you’re wondering where I had disappeared to, I did mention my break from blogging here. In any case, autumn is upon us. I just love the rhythm of nature that slows us down from the hurried summer season, which also means I can be more productive with my writing.

The poem was inspired by the Midweek Motif ‘Memories’ at Poets United.

46 thoughts on “Journeys I’ve Travelled

  1. Good to have you back, Khaya!
    ” ….I build a world with these
    smatterings of my life…”- This is the perfect recipe for happiness. No matter what your life looks like right now, you can still CREATE a life you love!! I believe that everyone can dig deep to find out what feels right for them!!
    Just reading this beautiful poem made me feel at peace. Lovely….

  2. Building a world with memories. I like that so much. And it’s a separate world from the day to day. I wonder if we went to live in it if we’d be happier or sadder. Nice to ponder. Thanks, Khaya.

  3. Thankful for that liminal space to build our worlds that you describe so well here. We acknowledge what is and how it changes, but float between, unable to live all the opposition. Glad you’re back.

  4. This is so beautifully written, Khaya 😀 especially love; “Suburbia no longer white
    we sip tea and spend hours discussing weather, whilst the sun shines in black rural.
    In song and dance we quench — thirst vanquished.”❤️

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  5. Welcome back Khaya.
    Really luv this stanza
    “Journeys —
    left me floating in between
    (where both worlds depart)
    and with no claim to either.”

    Happy you dropped by my blog today

    Much love…

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