Somedays you swallow a crocodile
Other days a crocodile swallows you

Each day nestles delight and pain
Eternal is not promisedโ€”

But profound strength of human spirit
Reflects truth. Never give up!

Fighting for own can be ferocious
But I dare face the crocodile head on.

note: The poem was inspired by Midweek Motif ‘Rising Above’ at Poets United.

Khaya Ronkainen


  1. “Each day nestles delight and pain”….This is so true. But the first two lines are stunners. Wow! Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem Khaya.

  2. i would prefer to swallow the crocodile, but sometimes my mouth just isn’t big enough!

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