(For Amon Clarisse)
By Tikum Mbah Azonga
Success is an attention-grabbing word
Whether at Oxford or elsewhere
For some, it is an ardent wish
For others, it is a nightmare
Yet it is like crossing the unavoidable bridge.
For me it`s a nocturnal companion
I play with it and pray for it
It is my gauge, my yard stick
At the end of the day, that`s what my mentors demand
So I have a secret pact, to bring home success.