The Last Mile

Garth Rakumakoe

Many of us have seen it

so many times

to substantiate the view


Isn't it funny 

how we show potential

and glimpses of strength

in the stretch of our last mile?

when we know we are going

Isn't it funny?


The last bedridden effort remains

a remnant, of the last gallant fight

remains a promise

These are the lessons loss teaches us

when the grim reaper calls


  • Author: Garth Rakumakoe (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 3rd, 2023 09:55
  • Comment from author about the poem: It's my observation that we always show promise before we go. It makes me wonder whether we're just taking the baton, for our next lap in the race.
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  • Parisab

    Mature writing at its best-

    • Garth Rakumakoe

      Accept my gratitude, dear gifted one...

    • SharonMoemise

      Sad but true.Great piece, G

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