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Poem – A Job interview – By Emeka Chiakwelu

Poem – A Job interview
By Emeka Chiakwelu

It was chilly morning – a baked oasis of pending hope
journey to success never doubted the studious mind
time to step in as bold and courageous
Not when the boiling cup of coffee has been subdued
Nobody is going to wait for the starbucks line to rescind

As I came to the door it was spotty of doubts
do i say good morning first or do i wait to say something first
a minor case for morning but has a way of making fools to be clueless
depart from your sage mentality for wisdom belongs to the superiors
Yes i meant the superior for descending thoughts bears success
befuddle by this cogitating swims of buoyant thoughts

Good morning sir, oh! madam …It is a beautiful day indeed
the public relation exuberance, effervescence without doubt
Yes! Yes.. what is the name again and what can i do for you?
Am I in a wrong place i nearly blurted under a nervous breath?
I held my peace and run the power of listening and control
It was not the physical chemistry rehearsal that bothered me
It was the thoughtful thinking of the miscalculated calculus

She continued with her meandering and crispy voice
“working for us is fun but i must warn you it is difficult”
Was it to intimidate me with such a condescending prouncement
job was not made to be fun but to solve problems with bulging energetic
strands

I took it cold headed or level headed…i just care a lot more
not to be humiliated ….eyes were protruded and neck was upright

I was born strong…i survived the aftermath of Biafra civil war
And you think working under an air condition is difficult
You must be out of your dawned mind…it was a thought that i can never
voiced out

That’s what they called redecorated image and making impression
Do not say things that will put you in trouble
Your accent is vibrant and uppity… what an observation from a
superficial person

Oddity of questions, absconding the rules of the game
why is accent necessary here,,,, will i be answering phones for occupation?

But to solve problems in the ecosystem of the field chemistry
Yes she is being friendly but unnecessary friendliness can be unfriendly
it goes with the job be friendly but never friends
I am not new in this business’ of amity and politeness

The air streaming from the standing metal of the air conditioner is
getting chilly
therefore lets hurry up and wrap this up before normality sets in
it was fun and good…we will call
Anticipate or expect our call any way…thanks- oo daalu
Have a nice day and she ran to the perpendicular rest room.

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Emeka Chiakwelu is the Principal Policy Strategist at AFRIPOL. His works
have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes and many
other important journals around the world. His writings have also been
cited in many economic books, publications and many institutions of higher
learning, including Oxford University and Harvard Education.
www.afripol.org, info@afripol.org.

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