Today on our poetry feature, we bring you Mr. Chimuka Gerald, an assertive, innovative and self-directed youth. Currently, he is reading Theology at Rusangu University besides running some entrepreneurial projects. Mr. Chimuka is a seasonal budding writer whose writings are a veritable soup of inspiration which revolve around religious and pragmatic themes as in the poem below:
Without power over fate & destiny, our lives are inaugurated in the world, the strange world.
And either by indoctrination or logical observation, we soon discover that life is fraught with many ‘voices’ that for the most part, have nothing to do with the development of our self image.
The battle is real!!
The struggle for superiority, power, control, wealth, honor etc are real.
Call it the survival of the fittest if you like.
Holy writ confirms that man, though possessor of so many infirmities–that
he/she is wonderfully and fearfully made…
That everyone has a place in this life if only they dare.
That the market place is ever available to all who will decide to bring value & be of value.
That everyman is unique in this life and that gives us the responsibility to work hard, manifest our gifts and consequently to develop our self image.
You are incomparable!!