I arrived with a lot of a mixed feeling.
I wore my long dresses and skirts with my Hallelujah hairstyle
I listened quietly to the instructor during orientation
Keenly watching the many friend groups around me.
Joining the so called ”cool guys” group
I slowly learned their way of living and talking
Completely, I changed my mode of dressing and walking
I moved from mini skirt to mini dresses to mini shorts.
Time after time, I went to the extremes just to impress,
I missed lectures only to be with my ”buddies”,
We dined and chatted all the time playing stupid games,
We only met with classmates during meals.
Weekends were the days of our whole week,
We had fun hopping from party to party, club to club
All these, in the name of merry-making and fun having
Everything seemed right in my comfort zone.
Days turned into months and time moved fast
Exam timetables come without warning,
I run up and down trying to catch up with things
But all in vain, I failed my exams because I did a shoddy job.
My plea for success forever shunned,
For I failed to number my days,
Set priorities vapourised before my eyes
Fun and merry-making lasted for a minute while
My future doomed for a while.