In the sorrows of life’s dilemma,
I longed for just one chance to try,
Trying not for excellence but to fulfill
The hunger of feeling scientific.
My cons and pros remained a thing of my hood,
But my vision became blurred.
I saw the world as being biased,
How else could I explain all the other rejections?
The fire kept burning dimly with the hope
That there's light at the end of the tunnel.
Even if I fail in my quest
To becoming the world's greatest,
I fail with no regrets.
I now know for sure
That in the midst of all the sickness in the world,
There are a few who can actually look beyond the ordinary.
I will recount my story to a million and one.
I will tell them,
I was treated… not like a king
But was made king in my own right.
This is my story.
It's no love tale but a feeling of satisfaction.
It's a tale that says the worst can be made the best.
It's a tale for the future and beyond.
I now stand on top of nothing but the great wall,
And my face the celestial can recognize,
I wish Armstrong was still here,
To take a photo of me from the moon,
When your eyes limit your vision,
Don’t give up because I believe in you
They believe…there’s something in you.
I am proud to be an ambassador,
I feel alive, I feel scientific…because
The University of Chinese Academy of sciences (UCAS)
Made me The World Academic Scientist (TWAS)
Written by: Nkoh Jackson Nkoh (CAS-TWAS Student 2016)