The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

June 4, 2008
Nerd was a geek with better grades.
High school outcast
Persecuted by the
Frat boys,
And sorority sisters.
The jock can shine on the football field,
Geeks can display their sensibilities on
Facebook pages.

Had their own heroes –
Stan Lee of comic book fame;
Their own vocations –
Dungeons and Dragons;
Their own religion –
Supplied by George Lucas and “Star Wars”;
Their own skill sets –
Tech support.

The great empowerment,
Rise of Microsoft,
Making large amounts of money,
Acquired economic credibility,
The seedbed of social prestige.

Percolating through popular culture
Self-styled “nerdcore” rock
Geeksta rappers
Created a new definition
Of what it means to be cool
A cool geek fashion style
Japanese sneakers and text-laden T-shirts

The social status has flipped
The last shall be first
And the geek shall inherit the Earth

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dylonmichael said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 2:35 am
geeks and nerds are people that follow the beat of a different drum i think thats how rosseane conner said that
Tashan said...
Jun. 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm
I really loved this, I have never fit into a 'type', so I don't understand the hgihschool stereotypes as much as I probably should, but this was amazingly written, and I want to see more work from you!
smartballer35 said...
Dec. 27, 2008 at 12:17 am
cool but don't stereotype. I am the best of both worlds. My little brother is super geek so I get your point. Keep writing!
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