I never expected to be awoken
The belly of his thoughts from whence I came forth caused me neither joy nor hurt
But it was not until the beginning of the beginning that the beginning began
So, with his hands against which I offer no resistance, I was formed, I was awoken.
My name is Earth.
With the passage of time, the world has evolved.
But you, yes! Man whom he created in the sixth has failed to resolve
To assume your role as man, forgetting that you can subdue me.
Oh! This is pathetic!
Oh! How I ache!
Why does man make a routine of his mistakes?
Only a miserable few have attempted to change this pattern.
While others, I mean you, have shortchanged yourselves in the scheme of things
By taking the back seat as spectators
When you should be on the front stage as actors.
Your rehearsals are enough!
When would you execute that plan you’ve had in mind
Before you could spell the word ‘rough’ ?
I know you’re waiting for funds and the right time.
But work while it is day because it would soon be “night time”.
I’m richer than you could ever think,
gifted in areas you could never imagine
and let this sink;
I have ideas that are beyond amazing.
The source of my wealth?
You of course!
You who buried your gifts, talents
virtues and values
like the slave in the scripture
And have let the times make your life a caricature.
What is life if you die to leave this world intact?
The way you met it when you came in –
shook no grounds,
broke no boundaries. But lucky you.
Life is married to hope
So dare to believe that you are different.
Dare to be different as you live
Baba said it already
I guess I started the change already.
Written by Aneta Chinsell – an OAP and Spoken Word Artist.