I am one of the lucky few who were not born with a silver spoon in their mouths, but somehow were able to make it in life; well, not that I have actually made it, at least I have been able to make it to varsity, being the pioneer at my home. Although I am at a top university, pursuing a degree that will expose me to a lot of various well-paying occupations, I feel like I have not achieved anything. The girl inside says I am supposed to be somewhere far away from where I am currently; she she feels like only a quarter of her beauty has been shown to the world which has not actually seen her. Accordingly, I keep feeling like giving up on everything. Whenever I think about the fact that my grandmother, whom I was told has been smart since childhood, never made it in life, I feel like I too might not make it, judging also from the fact that I never fulfilled the inner girl's wishes. As a poet, I turned the girl's vocal concerns into words, expressing her perceptions:
If My Granny Never Made It, Who Do I Think I Am?
Once a strong, powerful woman;Diligently, she worked more like a man.Her womb carried all those fruitless offspring;Though she wanted every one of them to have sight, she never realized that dream.
Like an ostrich whose eggs have been stolen, she tried to fight;She fought day and night.Alas, shell fell flat on her butt,She had her world filled with a venomous fart.
As wise as she is,Life gave her a contemptuous diss.That woman, who once like a tower stood tall,The one who used to be boldHad her life turned into a compact roll.
I ask myself, "If my granny lost, who do I think I am?"I actually feel more like an empty can,Making a superfluous noise in its mindAbout something already lost that no one may never find;A battle fought under the scorching African sun,A battle that may never be won.
If my granny lost,Why can't I just let go of the hold?If my granny never made it,Why should I still consider myself fit?If my granny was turned into a hen,Who do I think I am?
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