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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Stood For Presentations



There I was, drapes worn in ceremonial attire 
Today my brain is tired, my legs are too, 
Stood for presentations, my sweat glands empty 


Stress pours out of glands, to replace sweat
Like the fountain flow, Victoria falls  
Tic toc, tic toc, in a dual rush


Tic toc, tic toc, identical of time before go
While time shows its face, in numbers volley
Counting getting closer to my call on dot 


Dead line set on multiple stages
Like targets practice lined up to be shot 
One at a time, before the other, after another 


And I tell myself, sat at 3am
Elevating my metal know how
This is the last one


Masters is all I need
This really is the last one
I am too old for this school in academia


6 comments:

  1. Sheilagh Lee said: We can think we are too old for this school in academia but the turth is we are always learning trying to or not.
    Great poem.

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  2. You have done it well and used the three words cleverly!!

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  3. wonderful use of the words. liked it a lot.

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/identical-yet-dual-for-3ww-n-truth-peace-24-3-11/

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  4. Kodjo, your presentation of the guard, the sweat glands emptying and stress replacing the sweat... quintessential student nightmare. Must be readying for a dissertation. Nice use of 3WW prompt, too! Here's mine:
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/liz-farewell/
    Hope you know your movie stars! Peace, Amy

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