POETRY FORMAT, 27 Sep 2021
Out of your entire life give just one moment!
All of your life that has gone past,
all to come after it, – so you know it won’t last,
make perfect the present, – the Now.
Death, destruction, disease and even the pandemic has taught us
there is no perfection, no possession, no attachment- why the Fuss?
The search is for wisdom.
Is it a Thought or a Feeling?
Is it to be found in the mind?
Oh but the mind is an artifact.
Maybe even an abstract,
live in the moment! Enjoy the present
the pandemic may be here to stay
live in an enlightened way.
Forget the failures of everyday.
Just let it languish away.
Dr Usha Roopnarain – Former parliamentarian in the National Assembly of South Africa, social activist and passionate about human rights and gender equality.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 27 Sep 2021.
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