The arguments are mightily fun… unless the Ego gets hurt
It is what, why and not who
And that means one never gets booed
The goal is the realization of a dream
The root of all knowledge we seek
And being critical in thinking
We have seen revolutions and aftermath of war
We’ve recapped globalization V tradition and other in-depth discourse
Happiness, love, random, and we never got bored
Feminism, freedom, religion and science till the break of dawn
Our identity is a hive
We rarely care about our size
It got tough with a divide
But human endeavour often gets tried
In the end, it is important to never lose the ultimate sight
It often ends in a vile diss
Other times in laughter and a warm fuzzy bliss
Then we grew and decided to let people in
But it seems it’s still a closed circle niche
Maybe we could’ve done better indeed
But this interaction, I’d forever miss
What is the lucky number sleven
Okay maybe that was just for rhythm
I celebrate the fruition of “The group” liven
And the growth of ideas and a world view broaden
The quest of knowledge, that’s our slice of heaven
Our cocoon, our unapologetic safe haven
Where I spent cold nights with people that still have me marvelled
The weight to say!
SAM, thank you for your push, your acquired taste in philosophy, your broaden thinking..
You can do better if you stop fighting everyone.
Let your light shine
Maulana Ishaq, thank you for being okay with being different, your curiosity and willingness to change your views.
You can do better if you stop oversimplifying. Learn to empathize.
Your presence has become a dominating one.
Liman, thank you for your flawless gait. And humility… and putting yourself out there to always learn… to improve.
You can do better to sometimes get out of your comfort zone.
You’ll be doing humanity a disservice if you renege on being a judge.
Ramos, thank you for being exotic… and baza kwanya… and arudhati roy… and all other good recommendations from your good taste
You can do better with more grounding in some sort of code.
I see you succeeding in anything you do.
Carter, thank you for being dad, and wit and sense of humour… you are an inspiration of setting one’s mind to achieve a goal
As a devout Muslim, you can do better by training yourself to be more disciplined
Gudee, thank you for friendship and lifelong lessons… numero uno. You have a way with the world, so go out there and conquer it
Sadiq, thank you for your continuous sacrifice and bragging rights and a lifetime of friendship… and your grounding, calm, and guiding nature.
You’ll do better if you discard your binary view of the world. Exert yourself. I don’t see you trying anymore.
Ah! And don’t piss off anymore army people, I go leave una to take a beating.
Finally, Kimilola, thank you for love… your elegance and regal radiance. Thank you for our shared passion of tea. Thank you for being that one awesome thing. Retinol is yours, now and always.
You can do better by continuing with that reading culture. Explore. Discover. And chase those dreams.
The world is yours for the taking.
Written by Alamin Bugaje