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Day Dreams

Francis Mkwapatira

Mzuzu University, Malawi.


For long I sat meditating

Alone and silent, deeper in thoughts

Craving for the terrible mind convicting desires

Walking in that magnificently built tomorrow

Indeed! consciously dozing in broad daylight


cross-legged, arms folded I sat

Seeing her face bright like the sun in a clear summer sky

With her, each day like the sun never skips a day

Roving the streets with interlocked fingers

Truly! Head over heels in love with that beauty


For hours I did fold my arms

Dreaming of owning heavily filled up coffers

Enough to to pay for all the earth’s  gemstones

Responsibly enjoying all the so called sweet tomorrows

Of course! Busting myself out of the cell of lack


Head in palms I prolonged my sitting

Visualising my name frilly making headlines

Annually making the top identity of the Forbes List

Captured in everlasting smiles next to Oprah Winfrey

Indisputably! The most rich famous emcee of all times


Then my head I shook

Rousing myself from the fanciful series of thoughts

Steadily offering a Head-on gaze on reality

With a sudden mind thrilling question within

Could such dreams ever conceive reality effortlessly?



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