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Traveller’s Tale

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I’ve always found difficult travelling back home to the semi-rural out-skirts of Rustenburg, leaving the city with its potent pollution, pressurizing environment but electrifying atmosphere.  Thus with my momentary detachment and short visits, I have settled on a consciousness that my home is neither the city nor the conditioned location that I come from but rather the road of emotions that connect the two.

Back home things are pretty simple and basic, you work to survive, you cook so that you must eat, and you wake up so you can work in order to feed your family.  Monday to Saturday and sometimes (when times are hard) on sanctified Sundays, no rocket science in that equation.  For a majority of the families and neighbors, their circumstances don’t afford them the privilege of chasing dreams or that of exploring an un-known part of the country, be it for leisure or labor.  One cannot enjoy the cool and calmness of a pool when trying to keep their heads above water.  I have three siblings, a tripod balanced by blood, two intelligent sisters and a hard working mother. That is where the anchor of my life rests and if it were crammed in a book, it would be titled, “love, food, family” and perhaps it would generate a huge interest and even become a motion picture.  Dreams keep us alive, they provide hope and even shape our way of thinking and as a child, who supplements on dreams, I only wish that I may provide my siblings with an opportunity to live their dreams, most especially my mother – but that is another story for another for another article.

Life in the city (or life in the capital city, to be more precise) is challenging, exciting on a minimal scale, when times are hard and forces are working against you or when one struggles to break-even, you wish you were never here until you experience an auspicious week  and then the streets are paved with smiles (something seldom seen).  Whatever our experiences may be in the metropolis, it retains one status, that it is the place that fuels our dreams and this machine is oiled by the ever flowing generation of urbanites and many more who seek a life out of the ordinary.  Hence I and other dwellers are here.

Bob Marley once sang “in this great future, you can’t forget your past”, so I leave home with the knowledge and trails of memories of who I was before what I am becoming and Saul Williams wrote in his poem “I am the streets, the white lines separate me from me” so whether one lane describes me returning and another lane describes me departing, I remain a constant traveler.  The only thing that changes is my direction.

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  • Tuelo (A sense)

    SO TRAVEL ON… This here is a journey of many beginnings. Nice read Mr Paunde

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  • Thank you MR K and Nthibi. your words are much appreciated.

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  • ntibi

    wow beautiful one man u sure are the future.kip up the owsme work

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  • Mr Paunde, inspirational writing my brother. Fire.

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  • Thank you everyone. Don, perhaps i can feed you more word in my next article? the same applies for Matt.
    @Lee, thank you sister. your suppport is most welcome.

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  • I still say you should release a book sharing your poetry and observant philosophy. may the four’s be with you while seeking insight. stay in the light.

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    Dope piece of writing

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  • Wow u’re such a beautifully sensitive writer…I share in ur sentiments being an urbanised , displaced one myself. Keep on sharing…Elevate!

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  • Donald The Neosapien

    Lovely piece of work man!! I am with Matt on this one, you robbed us!!! I wanted to read on and on waddup??

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  • Lee

    Totaly loving th calmness of yo piece. I must say iv never explored this side of u before bt im loving it. Id love to read more of yo work, and soon review it on Wise and Otherwise.
    Yo writing is awesome, there’s nothing i would change about it. Madd love 4u! Big big ups 2 yo beautiful, selfless means to better our art. U r th future!

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  • I don’t know where to begin. so i’ll start from the bottom.

    @Jess, thank you. for everything.
    @ Lady Barlow. this story in some way reminds me of an exrtact that i read in your book where you were covering a story somewhere in soweto and you had to spend the night at a home where there wasn’t enough room for all dwellers. it was truly humbling.
    @ Matt, stick around, i might surprise you.
    @ Sam or should i say, Decency. it’s people like you who make this journey worthwhile and i’m glad that our paths crossed.

    Commander NOtion. thanks chief.

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  • Notion

    Nicely written commander, i like i like.

    “the only thing that changes is my direction”

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    dude… i wanted to read on n on… u robbed me man”, dope one

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  • Chris Steyn-Barlow

    A haunting piece. It jolts the thoughts. It reminds one anew of how selfishly indulgent one’s priorities can become. It is also filled with poignant dignity. Paul, may all your dreams for yourself and others come true. In the meantime, keep writing tales that remind us of who we ought to be.

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  • Jess Mfisa

    🙂 as always. Heartfelt, and precise. I like the part where u say ‘memories of who i was before who i am becoming, somethin to that effect. Profound, man.. I pray that, in chasing yr dreams in this beautiful city, that you attain them and surpass them. And that, yr constant travel brings you to the most beautiful destination, and along the way find pitstops that are simply magical. Beautiful 🙂 im so proud of u 🙂

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  • Tuelo (A sense)

    SO TRAVEL ON… This here is a journey of many beginnings. Nice read Mr Paunde

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  • ntibi

    wow beautiful one man u sure are the future.kip up the owsme work

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  • Thank you everyone. Don, perhaps i can feed you more word in my next article? the same applies for Matt.
    @Lee, thank you sister. your suppport is most welcome.

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  • I still say you should release a book sharing your poetry and observant philosophy. may the four’s be with you while seeking insight. stay in the light.

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  • Obie

    Dope piece of writing

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  • Wow u’re such a beautifully sensitive writer…I share in ur sentiments being an urbanised , displaced one myself. Keep on sharing…Elevate!

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  • Donald The Neosapien

    Lovely piece of work man!! I am with Matt on this one, you robbed us!!! I wanted to read on and on waddup??

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  • Lee

    Totaly loving th calmness of yo piece. I must say iv never explored this side of u before bt im loving it. Id love to read more of yo work, and soon review it on Wise and Otherwise.
    Yo writing is awesome, there’s nothing i would change about it. Madd love 4u! Big big ups 2 yo beautiful, selfless means to better our art. U r th future!

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  • I don’t know where to begin. so i’ll start from the bottom.

    @Jess, thank you. for everything.
    @ Lady Barlow. this story in some way reminds me of an exrtact that i read in your book where you were covering a story somewhere in soweto and you had to spend the night at a home where there wasn’t enough room for all dwellers. it was truly humbling.
    @ Matt, stick around, i might surprise you.
    @ Sam or should i say, Decency. it’s people like you who make this journey worthwhile and i’m glad that our paths crossed.

    Commander NOtion. thanks chief.

    Travel Family

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  • Notion

    Nicely written commander, i like i like.

    “the only thing that changes is my direction”

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  • matt

    dude… i wanted to read on n on… u robbed me man”, dope one

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  • You’re on the verge of knowing where you’re heading while having an inclined knowledge of where you’re from. Thumbs up!

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  • Chris Steyn-Barlow

    A haunting piece. It jolts the thoughts. It reminds one anew of how selfishly indulgent one’s priorities can become. It is also filled with poignant dignity. Paul, may all your dreams for yourself and others come true. In the meantime, keep writing tales that remind us of who we ought to be.

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  • Jess Mfisa

    🙂 as always. Heartfelt, and precise. I like the part where u say ‘memories of who i was before who i am becoming, somethin to that effect. Profound, man.. I pray that, in chasing yr dreams in this beautiful city, that you attain them and surpass them. And that, yr constant travel brings you to the most beautiful destination, and along the way find pitstops that are simply magical. Beautiful 🙂 im so proud of u 🙂

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