Did you watch the sun rise
And steal the pride of the darkness?
Or the moon sneak out of sight?
Do you love the sound of the rain falling
Or listen to the howls of the winds with wonder?
And what do the extremes of life tell you?
The darkness as the light,
The winds, as the calm—
What do you see in them?
You can have it in all ways– life –
But I hope you can see and believe this:
No condition lasts.
When something makes you laugh, smile, happy,
Give it your all; smile from and in your heart—
Live the moment in entirety.
And when something makes you frown, cry, sad,
Let it all out; let it out from deep within your heart.
And when the time comes to part ways with every experience,
A time only you can and will know,
I hope you can summon the courage
To let go—
Wave your silent goodbyes,
Whisper your sweet, soft sayings.
You lived through it and must now live past it.
Let go and move on—live.
Benie is a poet and fiction writer, living in Nairobi, Kenya. He shares thought-provoking discussions, and occasionally does spoken word poetry and plays. Benie is also a freelance content and article writer. A dreamer, he realizes a world of possibilities through stories and explores life in poetry.