“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”
For wisdom and knowledge,
I hunger and yearn.
Let me from childhood learn.
Don’t blame the government,
And their promises never kept.
We can’t wait for them forever.
Forget the classrooms,
They are just walls.
We can learn anywhere,
For the future knocks.
There’s a feverish revolution,
A song called education.
There,men are made and dreams come true.
They say the place is called school.
But for me,anywhere will do.
Teach me under the scorching sun,
Let it dry my throat,
And sting through my patched pants.
Let me sit upon tree trunks,
And get bitten by soldier ants.
If the rain falls,
We’ll hide under the mango tree.
I will learn.
Teach me without cease,
Let my slate be full,
I’ll read,wipe and write again.
Don’t just fill my rumbling bowels.
Fill my thoughts.
Fill me with knowledge.
For daily,i hear stories,
Of men who rose from grass to great glory.
I want to read,
I want to write.
I want to grow,
To be rich and wise.
So tomorrow,my bare feet will wear a shoe,
And my rigid frame,a proper cloth.
So i can build for my village,many schools,
And even maybe for my country,better roads.
“A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”
— Henry Adams