Folly has a way of enticing young minds,
It has a cunning fashion of finding
residence in their hearts,
Central in conversations crafted,
folly princely sits,
But O youth, shun foolish assemblies.
Keep folly afar off,
At a distance from it always walk,
With those void of understanding,
those who lack dreams or even a future,
avoid sitting to talk,
For their lack of reality might become yours,
and so ruin you.
Ancient words echo,
‘Iron sharpeneth iron’ continually,
Indeed though old these words are golden,
Companies kept build or destroy men,
Host not folly my son,
Have no foolish guest inside your walls
Lest you be like him.
Gerry Sikazwe is a Zambian emerging poet who is currently studying at the University of Zambia. He posts his work on his blog and facebook page. Other than there, his work has been featured by Tuck Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Nthanda Review, Dissident Voice, Africanwriter and And So Yeah.