IF YOU ARE A GENIUS

 

if you are a genius
you shouldn't be here

whatever you say
if they can't understand
they treat it as hearsay

whatever you say
if they can understand
it becomes a give-away

whatever you want to do
they say no way
at best, they say you may

whatever you need to do
if you say it only takes days
they ask you to go away

whatever you do
it doesn't pay
whatever the case

if you are a genius
you can only pray
one of these days
you wake up
& they're away

if you are a genius
you can only pray
one of these days
they wake up
& you are on the runway

if you are a genius
'tis not the place
for you to stay

if you are a genius
you should go away
to pave your way

when you return
they'll try all the ways
to make you stay!

 

Lin Hsin Hsin
April 8, 1993

 

first published on p.197 Sunny Side UP!, 1994,
ISBN10: 981-00-5840-3 (paper),
ISBN13: 978-981-00-5840-1 (paper), 288 pp, 5 color