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The Education System MAG

By Taylor P., Milton, NH

     Enter the classroom cold and dull
Stale air and words surround our skulls
Now our minds are held in traction
Thinking is a useless action
A derision to the balance
We accept with our consent
Teachers teach from decaying books
Students feign attentive looks
Ancient ideas are memorized
As the new begin to writhe
Placated by perceived reward
Unsure of what we’re heading toward
We’re graded on an unreal scale
Living in terror we should fail
Wasting paper, wasting time
Our pens droll out line after line
Our trivial foam and lonely words
Are rarely read and never heard
Simple desks twist into cages
Passion in us no longer rages
Day after day debasing self
Never thinking to scream for help
Placidly accepting our daily dose
Of the brainwash that we hold close
Suppressing our derisive thoughts
As unsaid words begin to rot
Our savior is a screeching tone
We escape to but cry alone



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on Feb. 16 2012 at 8:04 pm
tennisplayergirl GOLD, Arrington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"He who will not risk cannot win." John Paul Jones

This is exactly how I feel! But now I've started homeschooling, and it's so much better.