One Mad Moment

One stray spark of wild imagining
Of “alive with possibility” and “what if”
One cheeky taunt of self-daring
Of “what the hell” and “why not”
One decisive click of mental resolve
Of “you only live once” and “just do it”

One endless day of expectation
Of pep-talks and reassurance
One pulsing hour of preparation
Of feet-binding and stomach-knotting
One insane shuffle to the edge
With clinging toes and jelly legs

One crazy countdown to nothingness
Five, four, three, two, one, BUNGI!
One mad moment of wingless flight
Of swan-dive perfection and aerial elegance
One scream-choked spike of frozen panic
Of free-fall plummeting and certain death

One crashing wave of frothing relief
Of elastic grace and bouncing back
One fiery explosion of exhilaration
Of head-spinning blood-pumping ecstasy
One virgin sacrifice who lived to tell the tale
Of escaping the jaws of the wild Zambezi

Wayne Visser © 2017


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.