A new poem muses on graduation day

Photo Courtesy of Debora Hasau
Used with permission

Dedicated to Fresh Graduates

JULIUS JETHRO

I'm a new Graduate
I'm a Job Hunter

I know about Book and Biro only
Taking lectures
Day in Day out

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I stare only on note books
To pass tests and exams
I burn midnight candles to graduate

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I don't have experience
I don't have good looking CV
I don't have connections and PRs

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I aspire to learn
Learning is my culture
School taught me to learn
And I will learn
Even if I could learn from scraping
And build from there

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I owe nothing
I don't have experience
But I have skills and knowledge
I can do what I suppose to do
Or even learn while cleaning

I'm a Fresh Graduate
Try me and see
Tame me and find out
Use me and unleash the hidden potential
Help me and I'll build from there

I'm a Fresh Graduate
Zero on hand
Hero in my head
I can stand from here

I'm a Fresh Graduate
Give me this opportunity
I have a reason
I'll proudly serve you
And save my family

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I am here to learn
Learning is part of me

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I'll keep hunting for Jobs
I'll never get tired of your NO
I'll never be ashamed to knock
I'll stand to see one day to be well experienced person

I'm a Fresh Graduate
I'm a Job Hunter!

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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