Tuesday, 8 November 2011

They Forgot to Frisk My Mind!

I went into the exam room
With a prohibited material:
My mind.

They confiscated my phone,
My mwakenyas, my prayer notes,
Looked at my palms
So as to be sure I hadn't written anything.

But they forgot to frisk my mind.

In it I had stacked volumes and volumes of books
All the audio files of my lecturers
All the exam questions
All the possible twists and turns.

And it was written all over
It spread from one wall to another
Of my mind.

Unbeknownst to the good invigilators
My mind should have been the prohibited material!

So, in the exam room,
With my mind sprinting like a deer
And as graceful as a dove
I threw in a dash of my self esteem
A sprinkling of my poetry and humour
And the airtight logic of my thoughts

Such is my mind, Invigilator
Such are my thoughts.

I have been doing these as long as I can remember
Pursuing reason in dim-lit pages of legal clutter
Walking through a labyrinth of a professor’s strange thoughts
Sizing up opinions, humbling proud edifices of theses and antitheses

But long after collecting my script
When the pressures have died down
I will go back to the library and read

That is how I operate
Books were my first love
They still are, still will remain.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well, it certainly sounds like you were well prepared, your brain stacked with knowledge. I love that you added in your self esteem, humor and poetry - they cannot resist you! Let me know how the exams go, and what marks you come out with, okay? When will your results be known? are there more exams?

theunknowngnome said...

hahahaha!!!!! Way to go!

echoesofthehills said...

Sure, @theunknowngnome, glad to see you back. Been a while now.

echoesofthehills said...

I will for sure let you know Koko. My Marks will be out by around June next year. After the exams, it will be me and my books without someone else asking me whether I have read them or not.

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