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The Lamentations of a Student

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The Lamentations of a Student

The task before me seems so tough, I know what or who is haunting me; The worthless words that emit their mouths, Are supposed to be educating me! But it’s only exasperating, irritating and dumb... Intoxicating like ten bottles of rum. Sleep creeps closer every single second, Transporting me to a distant land. Far away on a beach with my eyes closed I lie on the sand and soak in the sun. Listening to the sound of the crashing waves; The sound of the teachers constant blabbering Ruthlessly they go on and on Like hungry lions in an arena Throwing blows at us gladiators; As we resist their attack, those fierce tigers bare their teeth We spear them as they snap their jaws, Till finally the crowd breaks out into shouts of joy. The gladiators emerge victorious in battle I awake from my slumber to the sound of murmuring... The teacher has left the class, However there is always another period lying ahead And as it was once said, The battle is over but the war has just begun.

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  1. Date: 12/6/2010 5:35:00 AM
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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:17:00 AM
    well everyone has their own point of view...thank your john for yours...i respect that....as it was said, "one man's meat is another's poison!!"

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 10:30:00 PM
    foolishly spoken. but i must urge you to stay awake. john

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 9:44:00 PM
    thank you...guess i didn't have to do much thinking while writing this one....wrote it during class hours while the lecturer was facing the board!!!

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 12:41:00 PM
    Nice meaningful write on teacher and students and the last sentence sums up everything. Samuel

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 11:56:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your well written poetry today Samuel. Thank you for sharing it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 11:55:00 AM
    Oh, how true.