I was born in the dark
Hardly more than a spark
And it’s true, I don’t know
Where I’m going
But be gentle on me
Do not judge what you see
I am just an idea
But I’m growing

I don’t yet have a name
Neither fortune nor fame
And it’s true, I can’t say
What I’m showing
But just give me some time
For my rhythm and rhyme
Will get better the longer
I’m flowing

I have things still to learn
I might speak out of turn
And it’s true, I can’t prove
What I’m knowing
But the wheel’s now in spin
If you just count me in
I may change your whole world
And keep growing

Wayne Visser © 2019


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.