Knowledge Machines

April 8, 2011
By GeneticallyScrewed BRONZE, Fishers, Indiana
GeneticallyScrewed BRONZE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us." -Franz Kafka

Day in, day out, they cram our minds,
With all the information they find.
Equations, facts, hypotheses.
We barely have the time to breathe.
Our opinions rarely matter.
We’re here to climb the social ladder.
Better, smarter, stronger, faster,
It’s all a game that we must master.
Some will win, most will lose.
Some just want to know the truth.
We are born without a choice.
Without a say, without a voice,
Without the tools we need to fight,
Without the strength, without the right
To figure out what’s best for us.
Authority is who we trust.
We’re just pawns in their little game,
We’re pushed towards greatness and money and fame.
There is a truth that must be seen.
We’re just their little knowledge machines.

The author's comments:
I tend to have a disdain for overbearing authority figures. Growing up in a very free-form home, the pressure placed upon me by teachers takes a toll on my mental health. This poem is my view on the amount of stress society places on children.

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