micheal udenyi

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Silence Please - Poem by micheal udenyi

miserable counsellors are you all
i have heared so much of this rubbish
can't useless words come to an end
you all imagine with unprofitable talks
you think truth but tell lies
my school fees you did but pay
and to school you did sent me
in all subjects i am excellent
that partains to law
but an engineer you wanted out of me
never good in calculations and ever won't be
except by devine intervention
you all but waste your time
to be a lawyer has been my child hooddream
to put on a lawsuit and defend the truth
to speak boldly in a convincing way
to you these mean nothing
you 'd rather an unqualified engineer
to a world class qualified lawyer
oh that you would be silent
i can't live and die in silence
i will speak in the bitterness of my heart
and give free course to my complaints
i won't let you condemn me without grounds
why are you contending with me
it's my life and i know how it is lived
or are you happy that i am sad
that you have despised my childhood dreams
your hands have picked me up
and to school you did but sent me
and yet you destroy my carreer
allfor the vain hope of an engineer
remember from where you picked me up
would you send me back there again?
for so much favour you have granted me
your cares till date have preserved me
yet i rather give up all these
than let down my childhood dreams
aquit me of my iniquities is never my wish
though i be right in my case am never proud of it
but see if i should put off my sad face
and wear a forced smile
if i were to withdraw my complaints
retrieve them and remain silent
still am i not eased
oh that you would be silent and leave me alone
that i may delight my soul with a little comfort
before i am sent back to the village from where i came
the land of darkness and shadows of unvivilisation
a land as primitive as ages dark
where even the light itself is dark.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 21, 2008

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