I AM A STUDENT

I am a student
A student is I
Who dresses like a brushed kangaroo
With eyes of a determined eagle
And the spirit of a meek sheep
Hoping to be strong in mind like a blessed ant
To grow in wisdom as giraffes grow in neck

II
I am a student
A student is I
Who fears the scent of dangerous smoke
Abhors the curiosity of treasures hidden in skirts as a he
And fertile trees hidden in trousers as a she
For I know hidden treasures for the former
Are traps of eternal doom
And fertile trees as the latter
Are nothing but dangerous snakes

III
I am a student
A student is I
Who is like a learning lawyer
Practising what is preached to me
In annals of guidance
Obeying voices of the siren
Going when it instructs
Coming when it says so
Eating when it orders
Sitting to learn when it commands
And sleeping when it barks
For only in that do I see a future
Where I climb mountains of success
To have the power to attract minds
Like the siren’s voice

IV
I am a student
A student is I
Who burns oil of sleep like thinking sages
Letting my mind travel through mating words
Arranged horizontally into verticalism
Searching their voices through pages
To light the bulb of enlightenment
In my growing mind
And learning from the mistakes of leading feet

V
I am a student
A student is I who knows
The future holds blank vacancies
And my acts today secures for me my deserved
So I could be a black sheep if I act like a goat
And could be a nation’s knight
If I act like a sheep hoping for wisdom wings

V
I am a student
A student is I
Who blesses family
To bless a society
Blesses a society to bless a nation
Blesses a nation to bless the world
Blesses the world in my breathing time
To guide the future of tomorrow
When the lids of my eyes
Taste moths
And blends with earth
I am a student
A student is I
Who cares for all students to be students
To make our future the brightest stars
The world has ever known
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2017

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