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Why do we delve in school all day and night

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Why do we delve in school all day and night

Why do we delve in school all day and night?
Sunrise and set, both see egos engrossed
In education used by us to boast
And overtake, regardless of how slight.
Our Grade Point Average must define our worth!
Exams, essays, homework; praise them wholly!
Our university’s prestige decrees
Whether or not we each deserve our birth.
A battle fought with cap guns, noisy toys;
The animals, stuffed full with bulging fluff
Dress up, our feet are touched by dad’s shirt cuffs;
These games are played by infant girls and boys.
How easily high intellect astounds
The geniuses with brains of Play Dough mounds!

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Very nice sonnet. Thanks for the comments on my sonnet "The Jazzman", my favorite is the blues, but I love jazz too. I play the guitar too. I was lucky enough to catch that jazz trio during dinner. I wrote that sonnet between bites. Thanks again.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Love this line, " Our Grade Point Average must define our worth! " Great work...

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/14/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! I have so many friends who put too much pressure on GPA.
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 4:37:00 PM
    A fine critique of higher education. I speak from experience... Jack

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/14/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! I have realized through school that I much prefer an artistic field lol