Am no longer a swimmer

Felister Gichia1598131262
Posted September 13, 2020 from Kenya

Am no longer a swimmer,in the ocean of dreamers. An overflowing ocean,which never gets dry,for human tears are its source.

An ocean of its kind,where it's inhabitants are exhausted, from pressure of the universe. Densely populated by deaf and dumb whose minds are clogged.

An ocean where expressions of one's feelings is a crime and prohibited, an ocean where pains and sufferings are are a norm and lifestyles too. An ocean full of blame games,where regrets are one's daily bread.

Am no longer a dreamer of transformations and changes, but am now  transformed ready to be a changer of the world, a contentment character working on making a world a better place for every human. 

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Jill Langhus
Sep 14
Sep 14

Hello Felister,

Thanks for sharing your powerful words and transformation. I hope we can be dreamers, visionaries and transformers, though. That's my goal, anyway:-)

Thank you so much.

Jill Langhus
Sep 14
Sep 14

You're very welcome!

Nini Mappo
Oct 21
Oct 21

Hello dear Jill:-)
Just to clarify that the dreaming in the poem is really a Kenyan classic of perpetual victimhood. While your version of dreaming is envisioning what could be and working towards it, the dreaming in the poem is wishful thinking, the sitting around while waiting for a rich white savour or a salaried relative to actualise one's dreams. In fact, if there's one successful person in a family, the other family members tend to feel entitled as if it's that person's job to make their dreams/wishful thinkings come true. It blinds people from resources they have access to to change their lot, or as we call it, 'hustle.'
So on the one hand, there's dreaming from a place of being disadvantaged, and resigned, which is what makes the transformation to activate the desired changes as the poem concludes, so powerful. And on the other hand, there's the dreaming from a place of being empowered/resourced, which is what you speak of and is what we all ought to be. But the former dreaming is prevalent where I come from, and it tests my patience big time. I just realised I'm about to get started, so let me stop here ha ha ha :)
Love and sparkles always :-)

Jill Langhus
Oct 21
Oct 21

Hi Nini,

It seems that I touched a hot spot here:-) Thanks for clarifying.

ARREY- ECHI
Oct 25
Oct 25

This is a profound and detailed explanation of the term dream here as we see in our various localities and upbringings. I think so many from Africa would relate to this. There are many who are just lazy and feel entitled to that one person who hits 'goal' to come improve their lives for them while they could actually do so themselves if they but dream in a positive light, seeing their power and potential.
Thank you for the explanation, dear Nini.

Beth Lacey
Sep 16
Sep 16

A butterfly has emerged

Thank you

Thank you so much.

Hello, dear Felister,

Yes! You are now a changemaker! The world is ready to see you soar, dear sister. Why swim when you can walk on water? Thanks for sharing!

Thank you.
Thank you again, we need to raise up because we're the power.

Laetitia Shindano
Sep 26
Sep 26

Chère Felister
Merci de partager ton histoire de changement et de ta vision du monde.
A bientôt.
Laetitia

Nini Mappo
Oct 21
Oct 21

Yaay, the poem he hee ;)
So refreshing to grow from wishful thinking to becoming a channel for the change you want to see, the change you want to be. Here's to dreaming reality dear Felister :)

UCHE LIN
Oct 24
Oct 24

Thank you sis Felister! This piece is really a driving force for change, transformation and motivation. You're going to change the world to be a better place to live in with your poem. Keep the fire of inspiration burning... Your voice is so magical and phenomenal.
Thank you!

Thank you too dear sister for strong encouraging words.

ARREY- ECHI
Oct 25
Oct 25

Hello Felister,
This is a beautiful poem.It summaries the ups and downs of life in a few profound lines. And these lines...
'but am now transformed ready to be a changer of the world, a contentment character working on making a world a better place for every human.'
they bring that glimmer of hope we all so desire to keep pushing on in life.

Thank you my dear sister.
We shall forever remain hopeful and strong for the betterment of our future generations.