Lost in History

When we become History,
when they ink select stories into immortality,
when the air we breathe
turns the word they read,
when today’s sky falls into tomorrow’s headline,
when the sifting and picking at our present reality
leaves none but easily swallowed summary;
as each day we lay the roots of trees,
time’s axe may cut down
the less desirable saplings,
sunshine may only beam
on the leaves most beautiful.

When we become History,
what will be remembered? Continue reading

Corona Times launched: get the free book here

As previously mentioned, a colleague and I have spent the past 2 months putting together a collection of pandemic-inspired writing – which will hopefully be an important artefact of this period. This book aims to give future readers insights into … Continue reading

Surviving ‘Rona

For many of us, lockdown brought some great opportunities: working from home and the flexible hours that come with that; more time with loved ones; fuel and time savings; and much more.

But, months later, some of those very benefits may have turned against us…occasionally. What are your challenges? And how have you been surviving them? Continue reading

Rebirth: a Hajj experience

I was a latecomer to Islam. No – I didn’t convert into the religion. I was born a Muslim, but for most of my life growing up, I wasn’t really one – not the way I should have been, at least. I lacked the proper understanding, knowledge, and, most of all, commitment to the religion. As a result, much of my life was spent without real attachment to Islam – confined to merely ritualistic acts of worship I was expected to do, and not much interest beyond that. Continue reading

Words from the Pandemic: a call for COVID-inspired writing

Seeking poetry, reflections, and other writing for a COVID-inspired publication. If you've got something to share, contact us on the details below. email: dreamlife.publications.za@gmail.com instagram: @dreamlife.za. This is not a paid opportunity.

If, in these past few months, you’ve written something meaningful related to COVID 19 – be it poetry, prose, or anything else – please consider submitting it to this forthcoming publication, which aims to record the experiences, reflections, and words of wisdom from writers around the world. Continue reading