Have you ever been at a point in your life where all you can think about is everything that is just going wrong around you? Well, I can relate because a few months ago my thoughts seemed to only consist of all my failed goals. My perception was coloured with self-disappointment, making me feel like the world around me…my life really… was a disaster. It felt as if life was just whizzing by and I could do nothing to stop it, there were no solutions to my problems in sight.
Does anyone else remember that song “Back to school, back to reality”? And if there are any out there like me, all you really looked forward to was meeting up with friends and telling them all about the cool holiday you had -even if you have to invent a few stories so you don’t look uncool! The new stationary was a plus as well, until a few pages into the new writing book and you suddenly don’t feel like this homework anymore! I digress.
Sam Ndungula, a NUST Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics graduate is a seasoned poet who has graced Windhoek’s Spoken Word stage several times. He performs under the moniker, Delusional Sam, which, he says, is like his alter ego. It is a name given to him by friends who say his performance persona is a stark contrast to his real personality.
Sam, however, prefers to call himself “The Prodigal Surrogate Son.”