“You will see real life after matric”,
Said my high school teacher.
What does she mean?
I asked myself curiously.

Life is good after matric,
I mean independence,
So I thought confidently.

But where am I now?
Living exactly by those words,
Words that didn’t matter to me then,
Matters to me now.

What seemed like a silly remark then,
Turned out to be a lesson now.
Experiences makes forgotten words
Become like a melody to our ears.

How meaningless,
Forgotten words unexpectedly impacted my life.
So, I learned words that mean nothing, but
Today can mean everything tomorrow.