I do not know – Fola Daniel Adelesi

I do not know who you are.
I do not know who you are not.
I do not know what you do.
I do not know what you do not do.
I do not know where you live.
I do not know where you have not lived.
I do not know what you have.
I do not know what you do not have.
I do not know what you like.
I do not know what you do not like.
I do not know what you look like.
I do not know what you do not look like.
I do not know what appeals to you.
I do not know what will not appeal to you.
I do not know what turns you on.
I do not know what turns you off.
I do not know what inspires you.
I do not know what makes you despair.
I do not know what keeps you going.
I do not know what gets you stuck.
I do not know if you have dreams.
I do not know what your dreams are.
I do not know if you have a passion.
I do not know what you are passionate about.
I do not know if you read.
I do not know what you read about.
I do not know what country you came from.
I do not know if you are patriotic.
I do not know who you know.
I do not know who knows you.
I do not know who wants to know you.
I do not know who you want to know.
I do not know what you are running after.
I do not know what is running after you.
I do not know where you are coming from.
I do not know where you are going to.
I do not know what you see.
I do not know what you cannot see.
I do not know what you have heard.
I do not know what you have not heard.
I do not know if you grow.
I do not know what makes you grow.
I do not know if you groan.
I do not know what makes you groan.
Lest you take me for a nobody for what I do not know
Since I seem to know nothing about what you know
Let me confess what I know.
I know that no matter what you know
How to make impact you must know
And the world you live in your impact they must know
For what you know I do not like to know
But what impact you make I like to know.
Your life is a combination of others’ impact, I hope you know.
What impact you have for others I need to know.
How you want to do it I do not need to know
Why you have not done it I do not need to know
What you need to do it I do not need to know.
All I want to know is not what you know
Because when we seem to know
Without making a mark then we do not know.
Fola Daniel Adelesi © 2009
23/10/2009
Written while in the Talk Academy of ‘The Debaters’ TV reality show



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