Vukani! Wake Up!

There was a time when I was passionate –
seizing the day
discovering new worlds
searching for meaning
challenging my beliefs
making a difference

Now the passion has turned to indifference –
pressured by work
drained by committees
tied by obligations
weighed by responsibilities
tired by expectations

Vukani! Wake up!

Life is passing by –
it is time
to give up spectator status
And become a player again

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.