samuel nze

Rookie (13th October 1980 / lagos, nigeria)

To Be A Lecturer - Poem by samuel nze

I will not be a lecturer -
No sir!
To be a lecturer
Is to serve an ambivalent lord,
The government.
I sweat to prepare my notes,
I task my students,
Expect them to put in their best,
Hope to get rewarded
At least financially -
The government looks at me
And makes countless promises.
They talk and keep tongue in cheek
I know they like to talk
Long, fine speeches
Of course meaning nothing,
But when action is demanded
There is no help, no support.
I am fed up with the government
And the system
That chokes education;
When will we be like even
A fellow third world nation,
In educational excellence?

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 4, 2005

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