On February 2 - 3, 2022, we held a 'Word of the Week' Prompt Challenge, asking if they could be any great leader, poet or iconic figure in history, who would they love to be and why and requested they apply the word, 'Erudite' into a poem or passage. All poets in the challenge wrote fabulous poetry, yet it was the poem below, that touched the core of our hearts.
THE GREAT ME, TOMORROW
The Great Me, Tomorrow A wish, I nurture persistently With absolute perseverance I focus constantly Building future of relevance A legacy, to build all In the room of wisdom My impact, a forestall Nescience in my kingdom. If fate guarantees me long I wish, I am a consultant An encyclopedia so important Like an ocean flows My memory rows Growing in reference Glowing learned inference. I will not die, my sole wish As a cenobite, I flourish In community of the intellectuals I will be an Erudite To beget many Erudites With my sophisticated punditry Questing for know-wizardry Immortalizing my memory In the geniuses' territory. Like Shakespeare's retired life In 1616, still firing so rife In the terrain of literary world I am building my world To be remembered and referred with beauty As an erudite of high intellectual fecundity. © Ikwulono Mohammed Senison Country: Nigeria