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Two minutes to the graduation ceremony

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Two minutes to the graduation ceremony

We will on that long awaited Saturday of October
at a ceremony graced by men of great stature
be officially declared victors in academics

We will take a well-rehearsed parade
towards the podium where we will shake hands
with professors to be crowned
with titles no one can ever take away from us

Oh brother, oh sister, oh fellow graduates
do you recall those times
when we were often trapped in helter-skelter situations
scurrying on pavements with heavy bundles of books;
heavy with unsolved problems?

We fell sometimes, yes we fell
but dared to rise to regroup our focus
and now we shall wear those gowns,
we shall wear those clothes tagged success
and shoes free of dust, proud of ourselves

We eyed for this thing
we eyed for it with determination
and here we are now; we have it on our hands
and no one can ever take it away from us

Bojosi Ditshwele ©
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For the University of Botswana Graduation ceremony held on the 12th October 2013
Published on the Echo newspaper; 10-16 Oct 2013

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Bojosi :) Enjoyed your free verse win.......... Love ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your journey to graduation. A great write and congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Bojosi

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Bojosi,, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my "FREE VERSE" contest <----- Had fun reading your WIN!! If you'd like:-) Enjoy my latest blog! "THE FOOL" :) AT -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=17055&PoetID=18720 xoxox-------take care & enjoy your coming week. <3 Linda <3

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Wonderfully penned mi lady,a great poetess in making you are. Kudos! Baron Of Ebullion