Your Time: It Is Time (A poem of living, a message of hope)

Is it not time

to live?

It could mean learning

things like faith, hope, courage,

resilience, perseverance…

Your Time, Benie.
It is time. 
It is time to do it.
It is time to live that life,
see that person.
It is time
to travel that place,
let that thing go,
leap into the heavens 
of freedom.
It is time
to try that food,
try that outfit.
It is time
to make that art,
chase that dream,
live that dream.
It is time
to take what's yours,
and yet do no harm,
forgive, forgive,
and love.
It is time
to sing
your heart's desires
in a sweet,
silent tune,
of pursuit,
of courage.
It is time
to soothe your mind
into everlasting peace.
It is time
to speak
and to master silence.
It is time
to fight,
fight with no swords,
no guns,
no fists;
it is time
to fight
for our souls,
for love,
for truth
and for what is true.
It is time
to acknowledge
the beauties of life--
nature,
life itself,
happiness,
love,
and the mystery
that all is.

Some nights,
you will not find
comfort in sleep,
in rest.
You will think,
you will want,
you will stress,
you will cry.
You will wonder:
Why?
Why!
Some nights,
you will feel alone,
you will be alone.
Such nights,
you may feel afraid,
you may feel tied down,
you may feel like change
is too far off.
Doubt may creep
into your heart,
it may attempt
to consume your mind.
But this is your life,
gentle one.
Is it not time
to live?
It could mean learning
things like faith,
hope,
courage,
resilience,
perseverance.
It could mean
wanting lesser
and doing the most
with what you have.
It could mean trying.
It could mean accepting
things like failure,
pain,
disappointment,
heartbreak,
sadness,
as part of life,
as part of being.
It could mean understanding.
It could mean more than
you and I can think of.
But is it not time?

May you live,
and live truly.
It is time.
It is your time.

©BenieLangat, 2022.

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