Merchants Of Madness
Author: Mukhthar


Pursuing engineering in graduation;
Was Proving an exercise in futility,
As the arrears duly increased,
I was crippled by my disabilities.

Lacking insight, techical knowledge,
Bereft of logical reasoning,
With impostors teaching in college,
The ground beneath was slipping.

Facing threatening, hostile kin,
Assaulted by their heartless taunts,
Contemplating the suicide sin;
I found solace in Grandma's arms.

With the Univerity wreaking havoc,
And Professors laughing in contempt,
Passing required writing muck;
I spewed filth with homicidal intent.

Aided by the Almighty's blessings;
Now, I have earned an engineering degree,
The merchants of madness not withstanding;
I have won back a semblance of sanity.

------- Author's Notes -------

I dedicate this ode to my friends who stuck with me when I was
down and "out". I would also thank my grandmother, for encouraging me with her words and treating me to great food for the best part of my lifetime.


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