Who am I and why am I here?

Hello everyone, how’s it going?

I know I’m 2 posts late – but I’m here now (better late than never right?)

I’m still making sure I’m writing poems based on types of poetry and today’s poem falls under the category calledย terza rima.

Anyway, I apologise in advance for the epistle leading up to the poem – I’ve had a rather reflective (for lack of a better description) month.


The year you were born marks only your entry into the world. Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating – Jarod Kintz


There comes a point in your life where you wonder… Who am I and why am I here?

Is this all I was meant to be?

Is this all I was meant to do?

Can I be more?

Can I do more?

I want more!!!

I’ve come to the sudden realisation that the older I grow, the more I want to achieve, and I cannot achieve more by living with the same standards I set for myself years back.

For me to be truly happy, to attain the magnitude of happiness I desire – I need to learn more, develop more, have an impact in the world.

I’ve spent a whole lot of time thinking about a certain decision, doubting myself over and over – well maybe not doubting but more of fear of failure.

But then, I look at a past life that exists no more and I’m amazed at all the things I’ve been able to accomplish – things that seemed to big for me to reach at the time, yet I conquered.

So, if for some reason you think you can’t achieve something, or perhaps you’ve been told over and over there’s something you can’t do – just remember that sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith.

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You need not always know where the path leads

Just be sure to follow your heart

Even if it means working till your hand bleeds

Hold closely your art

For it comes from deep within

Remember there’s nothing wrong with a fresh start

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been

The importance is what lies ahead

Be sure to focus so it’ll end in a grin

Remember one day you’ll be in your death bed

Full of regrets you want not

Never be afraid to take that leap of faith instead

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**Photo credit:ย Flowing faith

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Such a thoughtful post and it really makes me think about everything! How do we know whether we are doing the right thing?? Who am I?!
    Keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lauren

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    1. Thank you Lauren ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Diane Lynn says:

    Hi Ameena.

    Very inspiring post. I love the point you made about how your standards have changed as you grow older. I can really relate. Thanks for sharing!

    Diane Lynn
    http://www.thegratitudeletters.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Diane Lynn ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. What a beautiful poem. Poetry is not one of my strong suits, but I like this and some of your words spoke to me. The part about fear of failure and having an impact in the world especially do.

    I donโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve heard of terza rima before, but itโ€™s interesting to understand more about it. Iโ€™ve learned something new today.

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Dreamines says:

    I love you’re writing style… you have a sort of magical way with words, congrats! Also loving the look and feel of the blog BTW ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate you taking the time out to drop a comment as well x

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  5. Dreamines says:

    *your writing style… :s

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