Education and the Lack Thereof

February 10, 2017
By tilly_collins PLATINUM, Spring, Texas
tilly_collins PLATINUM, Spring, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
-Haruki Murakami


Dangling above rapids,
Pull on my stings, pull apart at the seams
Scrutinize our methods and what makes things stick—
Time to adhere to this holey shrine.

Judge a fish, climb a tree,
Poke fun at its lack of arms.
Arctic bees will freeze
But of course, it’s their fault.
Survival of the fittest,
We all die out.

Two of the fairest stars
Will pass the test
Feel the envy in our eyes
We all beg for mercy.

Judging a fish climbing a tree,
Our dying days are full of confusion.
What did we do wrong?
We fall into this holey shrine,
Yet the system doesn’t care—
Our system doesn’t care—
As long as the desirables survive.


The author's comments:

I wrote about the education system because even though some might pass the "test", others don't and they're equally as special as those who do.

"Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish on how well it can climb a tree, it will go through its whole life believing that it is stupid."


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on Feb. 11 2017 at 6:35 pm
tilly_collins PLATINUM, Spring, Texas
32 articles 3 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
-Haruki Murakami

Thank you! I respect everyone's opinions, even if they don't agree with me. I just want to make people wonder, and that is a great compliment!

on Feb. 11 2017 at 4:15 pm
C.E.Roth BRONZE, Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
To love another person is to see the face of God." -Victor Hugo

You are talented! The poem made me think, and that is one of the strongest compliments I can give. I'm not sure if I agree, but it certainly made me think.


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