MUK poet pens down an emotional congratulatory poem to disabled graduand on graduation day


By Daniel Tusiimukye K’abaasa,
Makerere University.

I stand at ease to rhyme
The songs of happiness and life,
For he made it, the pride and the success,
He graced it, the dream of his life.

“But of a truth, I’m not anymore with a life,
For I’ve smiled all the smiles of times,
At peace with all of my heart.
For this was the goal of my life.

When life’s hurdles brought me this way,
There wasn’t anything to redeem but to have hope,
Sleepless nights, I stood,
Hopes of a tomorrow, I bore.

If I don’t thank God, I hurt my heart,
I indeed cease to be an ancestor of Adam,
If I don’t grace life, I’m not the man,
For the gown came home, and is there to stay.

To all that saw me through since the day, a first,
To those that pushed me through my two wheels,
To those that oiled the paths I trod,
To those that wiped the tears of my eyes.

To the lecturers that stood my impatience,
To my classmates that watched my indulgence,
To my roommates that witnessed my hindrances,
And my parents that embraced my utterances.

This is for you, for the love,
Cheers to the friendships along the way,
There wouldn’t be a Ronald in the cap,
If there wasn’t you beside.”

Congratulations Ronald, you’re an inspiration that we can all believe in ourselves.
You’re a motivation that disability is not inability.
Your parents are proud of you, your peers look up to you, Cheers to the new life out of the gates of Makerere.
May you find favour!