Below is the poem entitled The Rise of the African Ghostwriter which was written by poet
Tsiluma. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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So you think your son is exerting himself in school? Bwa ha ha ha!
Hush your mouth before you trip over
your tongue, sir.
No, don’t fault him; fault the degenerate system
that gave birth to a capitalistic market
reinforcing the need for
Diplomas at the
Fault the culture of poverty and impunity that
drives young men and women to
And the internet which makes all
Puh -liiiizz, who said you have to go to Harvard to learn
APA, MLA, Chicago-turabian are just some facts in life; no biggy.
Willing buyer – willing seller.
End product: ‘highly qualified’ westerners lording
it over the ‘less educated’ immigrants –
but that’s neither here nor there.
Don’t think about it
Be happy in the ‘accomplishments’ of your son.
Smile in confidence when his school
is ranked among the best of the best.
Ignorance is bliss they say.
But one day,
The veil will fall
from your clueless