Innocent Masina Nkhonyo


deaths of graduates


4…DEATHS OF GRADUATES


It’s another handshake
That beyond the elbow has gone
Standing on the ruins of their hope
They lament for the dear graduates
Thinking of their cerebral capabilities
Really sends ripples of fear down our spines
Like a candle in the twist gone
Leaving their uneducated old and poor parents
To fight the enemy poverty without any revolver left
The entire arsenal in the fold
Was spent on their education, this is unfair my fellow gurus

Intellectually the reckless graduates have scored a first
Morally they have left a lot to be desired
Like possessed they frantically searched for the beast
Till they squarely hooked the monster
And mercilessly shared the pangs of dishonest with innocent parents
They have successfully engineered their fate
I pity their parents
As poor as a church mouse
They mourn till they exhaust all their wells of tears
All their efforts have been rendered worthless
Like a stone down a cliff the business has plummeted
They hopefully sowed herds of cattle
Engulfed with clouds of despair, sorrow they reap
Oh! Death of graduates.

Submitted: Monday, January 05, 2009
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