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02.11.2019 Poem

General Emeritus, The Ambassador of Literature

By Brian Kazungu
General Emeritus, The Ambassador of Literature
NOV 2, 2019 POEM

I am the messenger of literature
I come from literature, I go to literature
I live in literature, I represent literature
I am General Emeritus, The Ambassador of Literature

Literature is my heartbeat, literature is my upbeat
When there is a flaw in literature, I feel the pangs of pain
But when literature smoothly flows, I can smell the rains of gain
When the beauty of literature is embraced, life will look like a heavenly terrain

Literature is words, words are literature
The ancient book, The Bible even points us to the origins of literature
It says *in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God*
Since then, words have been, are and shall always the symbol of literature

Even though literature is as old as far back as life can be traced
Its impact is always as fresh as the morning of everyday
Literature is an art, literature is an invention, and literature is creation
Literature is reason showcased, literature is emotion expressed.

In the philosophy of literature, we are all literate
For we all see it, but none of us the whole
For he who stands in front may not read what is behind but is not blind
And he who stands behind may not read the afront and yet is not of a lesser kind

I am the messenger of literature, I celebrate literature, I promote literature
In literature, everyone everywhere is my beloved fellow
And as such, unto you all I extend my heartfelt *'hello'*
I am General Emeritus, The Ambassador of Literature

©Brian Kazungu, 2019

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