Life goes on


The great thing about life has got to be the fact that ‘it goes on’.

It goes on so that our failures are never permanent – so that the inexorable passage of time gradually fades the horrible mistakes we’ve made and allows us to turn new pages every day.

The great thing about life is that it does not stop.

It goes on so that we have a second chance to get right what we missed on the first attempt – so that our defeats are never permanent on the scoreboard and we get the chance to redeem ourselves.

The great thing about life is that it is continuous.


It yields to the ticking of the clock – and every second that goes by carries us further away from the scenes of our greatest shame, humiliation and moments of treachery.

The great thing about life is that it moves on – beyond our present despair, transcending our moments of tragedy, misfortune and struggle.

Life doesn’t stop because we’re hurting… it goes on because we’re healing.

No matter how deep the wounds, how great the disillusionment – life goes on so that we are able to get to a point of acceptance; because with time worse things befall us – things that make our past hurts pale in comparison.

And also with time – wonderful things happen to us – things that obscure our shameful past, our mistakes and flaws by making them fade with the brilliance of our every triumph.

The great thing about life is that it goes on – so that the things that once had the power to hurt us; lose the potency to destroy us; for in the forging of a new dawn there is inevitably the snuffing out of a dark night.

Life goes on – so that our trials become our testimonies; so that our wounds morph into valuable life lessons and our tears carry the bitter-sweetness of a life lived as best as we knew how to.

Life goes on – so that our dreams stand a chance of catching up whenever we take a wrong turn; so that we are never stuck in that place of defeat… for it carries us along on its current, giving us the chance to navigate new waters.

The great thing about life is that it goes on – so that eventually what brings us to our knees now might get us to our feet tomorrow; because with every minute that goes by – life is happening whether you consent or not.

Regardless of what happens, life goes on – and so do we.

11 thoughts on “Life goes on

  1. Lily Haritu says:

    “The great thing about life is that it is continuous.
    It yields to the ticking of the clock – and every second that goes by carries us further away from the scenes of our greatest shame, humiliation and moments of treachery”

    Dear Delta,
    These words just dropped on my path and they speak to my life…circumstances and the situation at hand.God bless you for reaching out to a soul via this talent.I am glad to realize that every second that goes by is carrying me away from this scene.So true!
    Keep writing!…
    I am following
    Lily

  2. Mercy moyo says:

    Hey De,u said it al,nthng left to say.a few days bac i saw dis woman wu once tld me she’s a prostitute..she dd…she is so happily married..with children..i tel u if u c her u dd thnk she led the youth church choir.time does go on..its forgiving unlike humans..more than anythmg it allows you to be wu a meant 2 be no matter wat d circumstances..luking bac on so many thngs i wonder how i let them bother me..

  3. I hear that completely. Life never stops. It stops when we stop trying. But the world knows to do its rotations and seasons and sunrises and sunsets all by itself. We can give up on life, but the world never gives up on itself.

    • D says:

      Just doing a lot of introspection lately and this is how I feel. I feel like I can go on as long as there’s breathe in me.

  4. duduspeaks says:

    How very true,life does go on no matter what we might be going through.There are times when we wish that time would freeze,that we could turn back the hands of time but we cannot.What is done cannot be undone.Like sand through the hourglass,so are the days of our lives,slowly but surely passing through time,tragedies,happy moments and above all unstoppable.

  5. Stash says:

    The one thing about all life is impermanence. It comes to an end. The lesson from that is we had better live each day fully, being kind to others, doing good and our best for God. It is very short this life

  6. Nonhlanhla moyo says:

    Tru dat…..wen u fall done u get up, coz life wont stop coz u a re down….

    thanks for the stories and inspiration!!!! dont lose your pen..

  7. Phineas says:

    A wake up call indeed. LIFE, LIFE, LIFE, LIFE. You have just made my morning a good one, God has just used you to speak to me. A powerful solution at the very right time in my life. Thank you very much for this powerful message. The evil setback – ‘Holding on for long to what has gone!!!!!!!!!!!……………, kunzima’

    Painful though to injest at times, it is TRUE ‘Regardless of what happens, life goes on’

  8. Fred Matsheza says:

    great article, I like it. Its not so easy to forget though.

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