Rate this poem:(5.00 / 1 vote)

At last!

Kennedy Mwangi 1998 (Nairobi)

I tried to scream, but this time my voice failed me,
I tried to run, but my legs could no longer save me,
I tried praying, but even prayers couldn't comfort me,
I tried so hard, but all my efforts couldn't help me,
My time had come, my past had eventually caught up with me,
All the demons I spent years hiding from, they had finally traced me
All the pain I spent years trying to shut out, was once again getting ready to stab me,
All the thoughts I buried six feet under had risen and getting ready to torment me,
My entire life I kept running so fast, but it seems like fate caught up with me at last.
In this race I thought I'd finish first, but the weight from my past will drag me all the way to last.

About this poem

I tried running.

Font size:

Written on May 14, 2022

Submitted by kentykhalif on May 14, 2022

Modified by kentykhalif

46 sec read

Kennedy Mwangi

Gemini. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Bsc, Biochemistry. more…

All Kennedy Mwangi poems | Kennedy Mwangi Books

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Discuss this Kennedy Mwangi poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "At last!" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 17 May 2022. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/127561/at-last%21>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    May 2022

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Poet George McDonald wrote a two-word poem that reads _____ _____?
    • A. See You!
    • B. Good Bye.
    • C. Let's Go.
    • D. Come Home.