Siyabonga Njica
South Africa

Inside My Maths Class

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My minds is not here,
I find myself un found,
Bemused if not confused,
My head is constantly looking down,
Timid to even make a sound.
But I know maths is not the END
Yes! Figures and I are distant friends.
It's not hate but rather a shame,
How numbers conclude the expressions on my face.
Time stands still during her gruelling lessons,
The blackboards moving,
Bulling my inner most perceptions.
Annoyed, I would table my confession:
'Mathematics is for the white man'
If not, then why do I not understand?
At school we are judged by how well we could solve for ex,
As if ex reflects the individuals who we are to become next.
I'm PERPLEXED! By this system,
Which sets demands and does not listen,
To our YEARNING voices just because we're children,
Children with wisdom challenging this system.
I failed a spot test and suddenly I'm a victim?
A victim of being a statistic like the majority who have now conformed to drinking.
Degrading reports are intended to submerge our moral spirits,
Tutors imply results represent efforts we've been depicting,
Tertiary lecture doors closed claiming significant scores are missing.
One's dreams therefore fades like light beams,
Darkness creeps and sweeps with her what one's life needs:
Education!
A whole's family's hopes now broke and torn,
A whole villages predictions are false and take no form.
A prophesied father's dream depletes and will never be reborn,
And I remain a product of misery, pity and scorn.
So you decide...
Are we defined by our plights,
Intangible results,
Printed in black and white?
Are we defined by our immoral minds,
Ignorant insights,
Which deprives us from seeing the light?
Is school not a tool which abuses our mental capacity to improve?
Is school not subjective,
By impl
ementing rules which blanket our own perspective?
I say read in between the lines,
There
is far more sinister ideals than meets the eye.
I say read in between the lines,
There is far more sinister ideals than meets the eye.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
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COMMENTS
Pheko Motaung 19 June 2012
A fantastic poem! Well done.Thank you
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Siyabonga A Nxumalo 23 March 2012
You are a great poet, keep reading other poet's work to sharpen your talent.
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