To Saint Jude
The mentor
Hard on the scholar
Makes him a wordsmith
Teaching him to perfect his lines
To take his thoughts
To logicality;

Like a child sit I
To drink at his feet
To drink
From his well of inestimable value
Bursting forth
From the wisdom of the sages of yore;

The guiding star he is
That points the sojourner
The way and like the Muse
Inspires creativity
In the neophyte that craves
For wisdom and for sense
In a senseless world.

Emmanuel Inya Otu-nwachi
(C) All Rights Reserved. Poem Submitted on 10/28/2020

Poet's note: The poem is written in appreciation of writers who mentor budding poets.
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