The Quest by Thabang Ngoma

Poetry Potion | December 9th, 2014 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

The quest to our humanity
Is an open book test we’ve often failed
A multiple choice test with all the answers known to us,
But we still fail
Yes, we’ve climbed down from the trees
Only to go up skyscrapers
And fall down elevator shafts
Overpopulated the earth
Only to annihilate ourselves with war;
Famine and preventable disease,
When other nations grow obese
We’ve divorced ourselves from real love
And allowed pornography into our lustful eye
Turned hate into various institutions,
Into quotas and national debates
We’ve switched off our minds
To allow remote controls to think for us
At the flip of a channel or app download
The innocence of childhood lessons learned,
Lost and forgotten with age and maturation
When fear and desperation takes us hostage
We’ve lost prudence to embrace belligerence
Spending more on arms than pressing world issues
We’ve become Homo-not-so-Sapiens
And I’m a member of that new race
Running my leg with the baton of change
Held so tightly to my heart
And I’m sure that by picking up litter
Avoiding access liquor,
Greeting total strangers on my way
I can maybe just pass to my grave with an ‘A’

Poet Bio

Thabang is an aspiring writer & enjoys reading & the challenge of composing& writing poetry. He’s also a Team Leader, sketch artist & long distance – runner.


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