Alade Abayomi Idris

Veteran Poet - 1,395 Points (November 25,1989 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

On The Journey Of A Graduate - Poem by Alade Abayomi Idris

On the journey of a graduate

Country's length and breadth we came

With our uncultured manners

To learn from the pedagogy of truth

The wisdom to steer our country.


Journey so rough our feet peel

Learning so tough our heads ache

Some fell beyond help

Others helped each time they fell the sloppy hill of learning.


Like wolves, we howled so long

In the thick of the Journey

When the night grew so cold

And no comfort within sight.


Other time, like the eagles

We soared gleefully in the vast sky

Beating the winds with our youthful wings

To the sweetness of the sky blue hue.


Heroes and villains emerged amongst us

To give our play the bliss of a playwright

Whose thematic preoccupation

Last long in our crania.


Joy and sorrow mixed

As learning sun waned

Onus to fatherland called

Men and women of responsibility birthed...


To tread the heroic paths of our forebears

To pathfind new courses

Booning nation and her people

For common goals.

Topic(s) of this poem: education


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is dedicated to graduates, to remind them of the stress they went through in the course of learning and also to encourage them to use their knowledge for the amelioration of their environments.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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