THE AWAKENING by Fatiha Taban

I sat in an auditorium
with
My ears cocked
My hairs pricked
My skin goose bumped

In an auditorium I sat
while
My eyes welled
My pits churned
My gut reeked

I sat in an auditorium
with
My conscious shamed
My ego bashed
My guard dropped

In an auditorium I sat
with
My speech stalled
My intellect challenged
My snobbish mind pauperized

In an auditorium
Clouded vision refocused
Faith reawakened
In an auditorium
Curtains fallen
A new path trodden
The road to #THEAWAKENING.

Author: Open Mic

Open Mic Uganda is a company that presents people with a platform that promotes poetry, spoken word and related art forms. It encourages the enhancement of poetry as a recognized art form that can be used as a tool for education, communication and entertainment.