One year ago I was a toddler
Small to notice I was walking on fours
All that I did was eating soil.
Ten months ago I was in kindergarten
Being escorted by mum each morning
And each evening she came for me.
Eight months ago I was in primary school
School was the only thing in my mind
Though learning was the only thing I forgot.
Six months ago I attended high school
Classroom was the best place I could be
Though the teachers were the last things I liked.
Four months ago I went to campus
All I liked was everything
The last thing I ever remembered were my studies.
All my books were absent and each time
My only job was unforgiving business.
Two months ago I graduated from college
With first class degree in nothing
Except the one you and me know-immorality.
Today I’m pursuing masters in university
But my career I know not
Each time a lady passes by
It has to be me who raises the head.
It has to be me who puts on a sad smile.
I truly understand there is nothing for me,
Two months after
I will be another graduate
Now in a different line of duty
I’ll be a pilot of champion of unrealistic ideologies.
Four months later, I’ll build a house
A mansion to be point blank
From here I’ll base my baseless career.
Six months later, I’ll buy a limousine
And each time I stroll by
So many necks craning to see the big snail
Under the thick tint, I’ll smile.
Eight months later, I’ll be sitting under a shade
There, the youth in me collapsed
Walking in three
With weak voice begging for help.
One year later, I’ll be gone
Under that dark lid I will hear the voices
Others indifferent, others joyful, other sad
All mourning for different reasons.
Years later, I’ll be dead as a dodo, and forgotten.