THE VOICE OF THE ECONOMIST: IN PRAISE OF THE NUL INNOVATION HUB

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By Tlalane Mokhesi (The NUL Trained Economist and a Born Poet)

I am here to warm you
With the truth,
That will warn you ,
about tomorrow.
There is no tomorrow
Without civilization,
There is no civilization,
Without innovation,
There is no innovation,
Without research.
If research be the root of the solution,
Water it!

Once upon a time,
A wise man,
A very rich man,
Bill Gates once said,

“I believe in innovation,
and that the way you get innovation,
Is you fund research
And learn the basic facts”

What is this research?
Some men have explained it to be ,
Formalized curiosity,
We thank National University ,
For giving birth to the surrogate,
The gate to many many ideas.
Nul Innovation Hub,
Is pregnant with solutions,
It is up to us to help it carry full term
It is our downfall if this babies die.

Hear me,
There is no tomorrow without
Civilization
There is no civilization ,
without innovation
There is no innovation
Without research.
If research be the root of the solution,
Water it!

(Poem adjusted for reading,
Original poem , performed at The Nulistice gala dinner January 2020 )

@mokhesitlalane7@gmail.com
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