Treasure Island

Comfort Ndlovu


The Judge


Hey there, boy, I'm watching you
and I hope you will pull it through
and rise above the clouds - up to the sky blue
and fall with flair at night with dew.

Now, rise up to the stage and stand your ground
and make your mark make multitudes move,
Face the crowd and face me also, your judge,
Remember I want action without procrastination
and an ocean in a nutshell,
I do demand double-determination
and a dare-not-die attitude all the way, for sure,
Yet, I reserve the right to write you off the show
or write your future in the big books of legends once and for all....
Just know this: life's like an audition -
it counts you no addition;
Life's like an auction -
more words and more action
lest your reluctance make you drift
and later repent losing your gift.

Now, hide yourself behind the mic or raise your voice,
Its all your comfortable choice.
Do not be intimidated, for you are the lightbearer;
Do not compromise yourself, for you are all you've got,
So, just fill the stage and outlive your age and let us engage
and go with your flow or else you'll find your face on the floor.

Submitted: Monday, April 15, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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They Judge our talents 'coz they are only good at it!

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