Standing in the hallowed hallway of the college of my choice
Beaming with pride and joy
Anxious and somewhat frightened, what was I thinking
Is a college degree worth the sacrifice, I repeatedly asked myself
I took the bait, hook line and sinker
To this fallacy, created by the movers and shakers of this cruel world
To keep us in line
Maintaining the status quo in order to stifle our creativity
Why didn’t I see this coming?
To be counted among the vocational areas was to be considered
Intellectually challenged, dull! Dunce!
If only I knew then what I know now.
Fast forward to 2014
Downtrodden, a grave sense of despair and hopeless
Trapped! Rocked by the insecurities of this world
Governments held to ransom
By multinational lending agencies
Structural Adjustment Programmes designed to keep us dependent and the poor get poorer while the rich wallow in ill- gotten gains
Our humanity have been stripped bare
Exposing our backsides for the entire world to see
No one really cares
Where is the future?
Hope and optimism vanish away in thin air
Living in a world where qualification and experience play second fiddle
It is who knows you that matters
Don’t be silly
Yet another interview