Day 20 NoMo
Friday, 20 November 2015
I was charmed at people said,
I always followed what elders spread,
And was gullible enough to believe what was said.
And then came a time
When I learned this hoax
What people say and what they do
Are the two extremes of the same shore
They preach of being liberal
And then they turn out to be hypocrites
They preach mankind
Where they are the ones elevating atrocity
They want to look the best in the eyes of the world
And then spifligate the facade they create for themselves.
And that is where I found books,
Hundreds and thousands of words
All collated, squalling to be read and understood
The black ink on the white
Dancing with pride
Finally getting a sight at them
Gleaming with happiness, just like a newly wedded bride!
Once I started reading them aloud
Practising with valour, protecting myself, making it my shroud
Folks started raising their eyes on me
Where on earth are you learning these thoughts?
I felt a bit unusual about it first,
Did I think anything wrong, I asked?
You’re changing and that too really fast,
What you’re learning in these, it won’t last!
I learned to listen to my voice
And picked up clues my soul kept giving
I admired my soul
For it gave me my life’s goal
The only thing that disquieted me
Were the blabbering mouths
Disturbing me to the core.
Ask the books that I read why I changed
Ask the authors dead and alive
who communicated with me
and gave me the courage to be myself.
It may sound like a fantasy to you
Where do get these thoughts, you ask?
It’s not real, it is fictitious
It will lead you nowhere,
It is so damn malicious!
All I say is, can you just stop being so judicious
The energy, the vibe, its essence is so vicious
It makes me ambitious
And my soul finds these thoughts so nutritious!
I am proud that I read
And gallant for the intellections I wear every single day
I may appear a buffoon to you, which is fine
But I can’t make a buffoon of myself,
Only to be labelled by you as wise and nice!
Watch out as I assent in life
For only that will close and shut your mouths
I don’t say anything to you now
For I want my actions to speak for my words!