Time travel

….where do you want to be five years from now?

I think someone asked me this question five years ago (minus all the times I got asked in job interviews lol)!!!  Five years after, I can honestly say most of the things I wanted have come to be. I think it’s always good to reflect on your past, re evaluate your life’s goals and see how much you’ve achieved.

Intro aside, I’m trying to redefine my style of writing. Subsequent posts from now, I’ll structure using the different forms and types of poetry. Todays poem is a sonnet.

Years from now, I’ll like to look back at this
And feel the same emotion I feel now
Not just emotion, but one filled with bliss
I don’t want to wonder to myself how?

I hope to have the same blessed friendships
Where we have all achieved greater milestones
And be happy in our relationships
Not full of imitation like rhinestones

I pray for the spirit of contentment
May it fill up our souls when we’re hopeless
May bridges not break due to resentment
And our lives not another’s condolence

Today I leave with you just one question
Where do you want to be five years from now?


**A sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line. (Source – Wikipedia


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7 Comments Add yours

  1. hamdallah says:

    Finally… A sonnet. I’ve just been waiting silently for you to write this. 😏


    1. Well what other poetry style do you want me to try writing?


  2. Carolyn van der Linde says:

    I am so glad I saw this. For some reason I did not see it before. At any rate my favorite line from your sonnet was this one–
    And our lives not another’s condolence
    Very nice. I like a change in wording, a twist. And yes, wouldn’t it be nice if we could all become friends and stay that way and build each other up? A wonderful idea.

    I do have one question about the piece you’ve presented here, the first question mark, does it work better as a statement or a question? I felt it might work better as a statement. 


  3. Carolyn van der Linde says:

    The photograph is also beautiful. Is that yours as well? Dragonflies fascinate me.


    1. Thanks again for reading. The first question mark could work as a statement, but at the time I was writing this piece I was really just asking myself the question (again) – that explains the question mark.

      The picture isn’t mine, photo credit is on my blog.

      I appreciate you taking time out to not just read, but also reply x


      1. Carolyn van der Linde says:

        I love poetry.


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