International Day of Education

By Angkush Poonye

What does it take to go beyond just learning words and numbers?

Grasping knowledge relentlessly

Acquiring skills year after year

Keeping the zeal to be the cleverest

Defying the other meaning of education, sadly

Time to educate ourselves to live in peace and harmony

For the young soldiers at war

Resisting the chaos and rumbles

Refusing to be doomed by the burnt soil

Protecting their Motherland from the black ashes!

Time to educate ourselves to be more empathetic

For the chubby teenager bullying the skinny one

An energetic school compound enjoying the spectacle

For the seated youth staring at the standing pregnant lady

A talkative and moving bus going blank!

Time to educate ourselves to be more grateful

For the modern world at our fingertips

Yet refusing to go the extra mile

For our parents shielding us from social evils

Yet wandering away seems a better option for some!

Angkush Poonye
Ex-Student of John Kennedy College

Mauritius Times ePaper Friday 27 January 2023

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