The curtain has unfolded abruptly;
My journey as a civil servant has come to an end, immature.
I never dreamt this would happen so fast,
But miracles await us in life.
I had to take hard decisions in life,
Just to embark on a new journey.
I trusted my inner call,
Which is the sole reason why I made bold decisions.
As I walked into the office for the final day,
There was a surge of emotions, a mixture of joy and sadness.
For certain, I’ll never become a civil servant again.
Looking back to where I began, I have come a long way;
I served as a teacher, Vice Principal, and Education Monitoring Officer;
Each one taught me invaluable lessons and gave me rich experiences, too.
This will remain with me forever,
Which will guide and keep me upright all the time.
Today, as I exit from the system,
I walk out with my head held high and jam-packed with satisfaction,
For I’ve served with dedication and loyalty,
Towards my King, country, and people.
When I reflect back, I know for sure the journey was never easy;
I bumped through countless ups and downs, many twist and turns,
To reach the place where I last stood for the final day.
Over the last 15 years, I’ve created and gathered enough memories;
Both sweet and bitter, to weave into beautiful stories,
That I can proudly narrate to my children and grandchildren,
When I’m loaded with grey hairs and a wrinkled face.
Though it is the final day for me as a civil servant,
It is the beginning of a new journey with mountains of hopes and aspirations.
I solemnly wish and pray for another exciting voyage,
For self and others as I continue to march toward my unseen future.