Life Goes On

Life goes on
But do not say that nothing has changed
For a beautiful light has gone from this world
Leaving a black spot on the sun of my days

Life goes on
But do not act like nothing is out of place
For a silver strand has been cut from life’s web
Leaving a loose thread in the weave of my love

Life goes on
But do not think that nothing is lost
For an incredible story has come to an end
Leaving an empty space in the stars of my sky

Life goes on
And so will I, given time and given space
For the light and the love and the story live on
Leaving a luminous trail to guide my ways.

Wayne Visser © 2018


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.