You have no one to blame but yourself in your own demise,
As you chased and sought after the frivolous prize,
Ignorant of what matters is not what glitters, that is but a disguise,
Nay, tis frivolous to seek largesse, like walking thin ice.

Knowledge is meant to bring your ego to it’s knees,
Art is meant to push the world past superficiality to see,
Music, to tame the wild soul that wants to be wild and free,
Poetry, the culmination of all, teaching you how to be.




the punishment of the intelligent
is reluctance to action

woe to me, how I envy your simplicity

with this boast of knowing,
I’m forever anchored to responsibility


We often walk with an air of confidence, a spring to our step, when we have attained and reached a wealth of knowledge whether it were attained through years of study at academic level, experiences through life or private study through reading or learning. Knowledge gives one a confidence that occasionally can be our demise.

When knowledge is used to boast, to look down on, to behave arrogantly, then it is your punishment, not your saviour, not to your betterment.

When knowledge sits dormant in our mind and no action is taken with it, then it ceases to be knowledge, it is just information. Worse, if it is only called upon to belittle others when topics of familiarity present themselves or when knowledge is not put into action, then it is a punishment as you abase yourself into a pool of arrogance and ignorance.
Wave upon compounding wave, you will sink, you’ll be anchored to your ego and will wish you were simple again, and void of the knowledge you so grandly held in high regards, that you thought made you who you are.

At that point, a simpleton, who acts appropriately and with dignity with what little knowledge they have, becomes superior.

The scholars used to say, knowledge is not memorising texts and anecdotes, rather it is a light that God places in the heart of the faithful and knowledge is only that which you can act upon.


Sucker for knowledge.

The prayer finished and magnetically they defied the laws of nature, like does attract like.

A quick dialogue between two heavyweights of the scholarly world and it was like an angelic exchange of love.

It was brief and it was swift, two drawn swords that sheathed themselves back after witnessing the light that each one reflects, both bashful and ashamed in front of each other despite the mighty weight of their frames, the swiftness of the destruction they could cause should they please.

In those few minutes of exchange, I even saw those around me freeze. Something extraordinary was happening. People with ill intention stood in awe, as if tranced, frozen, unable to move.

When they departed, the ground which they were standing on would have wanted to split open and explode a flowerbed of magnolia’s and roses in honour of their sanctified moment.

How I longed to have been martyred between the crossfire of their exchange.

Yes, I’m a sucker for knowledge, I’m a sucker for light.


P.S. – True story

Learning, Knowledge, Wisdom



Throwing your ego into the sea and watching it drown in the vastness of what
you don’t know.


Admitting you have the ego to drown and that the sea of vastness is there


Showing someone else how to do it.


Humility is what will commence the journey.
It will set you on fire in your love of learning, knowledge and wisdom.
A great scholar said, ‘The more I learned, the more ignorant I became’. Think about the context of this magnificent quote. Think about who said it and it’s weight.
He wasn’t ignorant by any means but this is an expression of humility and defeat. Admittance he’s a speck of nothing despite of who the public thought he was, in the vast ocean of knowledge that existed and opened up to him the more he learned.