“Life without problems is a school without lessons.”
I am embedded in the deadlocks of life.
A student always in and out of detention.
Stuck with failed research papers, still
taking retakes, still hustling.
Challenges are the speed bumps on the road.
The school of life is molded by uncertainties
and takes many causalities.
Doldrums of life kill your roseate dreams,
opportunities ignore your poignant pleas
and the pangs of emotional lacerations
created by experience squash your path
I am but a student still roaming through
the corridors of life’s large classroom-
flipping through the pages of mother earth’s
classics stashed at the bottom of the archives
Re-playing life’s ironies, re-living my mistakes
and refreshing my mind with forgotten lessons.
The school of life is the most valuable of all
degrees and toughest of exams.
A mystifying journey filled with experiences to
I have felt the chagrin of failure many times and
the prestige of success.
I have gone to bed hungry a couple of times and
also wrapped spoiled food in a paper bag.
I have lost friends and made new friends.
I have felt the pain of loss and tasted the lips
I have cried myself to sleep a few times and
laughed hysterically on brighter days.
I have heard the distant and distinct cries of
pain and agony and also the sweet, soothing
music of love and happiness.
I have received unmentionable hatred and also
I have lost myself trying to please people and
found myself in the warm embrace of Spoken
Amidst all, i have learned to just live.
So, turn your frustrations into celebrations
because life is a great canvas and you should
throw all the beautiful paint you can on it and
Like a camera, focus and capture the good times.
Use your challenges as a yardstick to learn and
do better next time.
Dance like no one is watching, and love like
you’ve never been hurt.
Life is a gift from God- an unending journey
filled with lessons.
A peculiar classroom whose degree is printed on
death certificates and achievements are
read as eulogies.