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The Life of Mr. Common

We all have different view's when it comes , to life in general . Now with this poem I go deep into the pessimist's , view of life.

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"The life of Mr Common"

Yes life is unfair.

Yet we are all privileged to , 24hrs in a day and 12 months in a year.

Yes life is really unfair.


Yes this is how I view my life.

While others living in success ville daily thrive.

I sit back live my own only to survive.


Yes it is "I" , who succumb to mediocrity.

Who feeds his mind thoughts of inferiority

Who does not believe in the fairy of superiority.


I have experience and fact's to prove it .

Me who prepares for a battle in life ,

not to win , but only to loose it.

Then I conclude with phrases like ,"I knew I couldn't do it"


Me who's head is forever bowed never chin up.

Yes me the first on the ground , Eveready to give up.

I who has something to say , defeated by stammering and nervousness never speak up.

Me when life calls I never pick up.


Who uses phrases like , "I don't have time I will do it next time "

"Now is not the right time "

"Next time will be the perfect time "


I the farmer who once planted seed's, never fertilized or cultivated

the land and never harvested any crop.

I who enjoys the company of the majority slaves to poverty ,

because we believe " its lonely at the top"

I who once read , never practiced rejected the advice

given in great books like ",The Hustlers Bible"

or Zig Ziglars "See You at The Top"


I'm giving each of you a piece of my mind ,

because I rarely use it .

The man who see's the opportunity, but never seize it.

So fearful of success that I am accustomed to defeat.


My undesired results in life I blame my parents.

My predicaments in life, I blame the government's .

Yes life is really unfair.


By :S . K. Nzuza




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Comments

SIYABONGA KHOLOLWAKHE NZUZA (author) from SOUTH AFRICA on May 25, 2019:

Thank you Wow for such a wonderful comment , you have lightened my Night . God bless you.

Wow on May 25, 2019:

Wow keep it up.. Reading your work lightens up the day

SIYABONGA KHOLOLWAKHE NZUZA (author) from SOUTH AFRICA on May 23, 2019:

Thank you Vusi for your heart warming and funny comment , i will do my best not to run out of ink nor thoughts .

Vusi on May 23, 2019:

Nice one my guy please kindly never run out of ink nor thoughts..

SIYABONGA KHOLOLWAKHE NZUZA (author) from SOUTH AFRICA on May 16, 2019:

Thank you John ,we all have those days when we feel as if we amount to nothing or our ship is sinking . Now the power is in our ability to "shake it off" as you say , start all over again or continue where we left off. I respect the way you get your self up and strive for success, that is power .

Sometimes i feel we need to confront without being harsh , i was feeling low so i thought why not fuel my self by writing a poem so i did. Confronting my self at that moment was not pleasant but it has really helped me and i hope it may also help my readers too.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 14, 2019:

Hi Siyabonga. This is a well-written and slightly confronting piece of poetry, I have sometimes felt the way you describe but I usually manage to shake it off and strive to make things better and keep trying to succeed. Whether or not I do is a matter of opinion but I try.

SIYABONGA KHOLOLWAKHE NZUZA (author) from SOUTH AFRICA on May 10, 2019:

Thank you Ngyenya

ngwenya on May 09, 2019:

very intresing

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