The future beckons

Calling at me

Bidding me come

Into what lies ahead


Show me what’s in store

I plead with her

For a little peek into more

Of what lies ahead


Blocking my view

She says “No!”

Life gives no preview

Of what lies ahead


Life only gives choices

Experience and wisdom

Together with resources

To face what lies ahead


So, certain of yesterday

Unsure of tomorrow

I stand in today

Wondering what lies ahead


Fear tries to tug me backwards

Caution says tread carefully

But curiosity pushes me forward

Towards what lies ahead


Aware of what I’ve accomplished

Desiring a better future

Knowing what can be achieved

I walk towards what lies ahead


Staying where I am is not an option

Neither is going back

So I proceed with caution

To face what lies ahead


I try to be confident

In the choices I make

Hoping I’ll have no regret

When I see what lies ahead


Try as we might

Who can tell what the future holds

No one has insight

Into what lies ahead


Some things I’ll never know in advance

And even those who love me

Must leave it to chance

For me to learn, whatever lies ahead


So armed with hope

And my faith in God

I step and grope

Into what lies ahead


Trusting that God is in control

And my life He holds

I cling to His invisible hand

And step into the future untold


By Matilda Moyo 17 February 2009