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Padded Beauty

It must be the lensed eyes,
Or the lightened teeth –
Oh it could be lashes you pick from your shirt;
But she’s got the beauty of a doll.Ah – it’s not the silicon beneath
It must be the warmth of the remnant, remember?
So take a step forward, another back – swing with care.
You’ve got the cutest in the hall.Do not wake with the dawn.
Pick out the Peruvian strands from the pillow.
Bask in the fragrance she'd left behind.
Then go on to see her next post on Snapchat.© Jude Ifeme

Padded Beauty

It must be the lensed eyes,
Or the lightened teeth –
Oh it could be lashes you pick from your shirt;
But she’s got the beauty of a doll.Ah – it’s not the silicon beneath
It must be the warmth of the remnant, remember?
So take a step forward, another back – swing with care.
You’ve got the cutest in the hall.Do not wake with the dawn.
Pick out the Peruvian strands from the pillow.
Bask in the fragrance she'd left behind.
Then go on to see her next post on Snapchat.© Jude Ifeme

DEGREE FOR FANCY

One of our least discussed tragedies aside from the notorious decades of military misadventures and the ostensible degradation of our democracy is the ‘miseducation’ of our population by the educational system.Universally, for a person to reach their full potential in a chosen field of study, they need more than just the acquisition of ‘a degree’. They need to have studied in a field of interest. They need passion, passion that is born out of an inherent desire to aspire and achieve in that place of interest, and then, of course, thoroughly prepared teachings, because when the education is wrong, all else follow.All our system seems to offer, in most cases, are mere certification with minimal or no impact; certifications that sometimes translate into nothing beyond the paper they are printed upon. There are engineers who will never invent or simply lack the capacity to understand the rudiments of their profession. There are lawyers who will never be called to bar, and if they are, wou…