University

University

A Poem by emipoemi

They’ll rob you of your money,

They’ll rob you of your thrills,

They’ll strip you of your assets,

And burden you with ills.

 

They’ll wear away your vigour,

They’ll wear away your soul,

They’ll veer you from your bearing,

Delaying thus your goal.

 

They’ll drown you in the Massawippi,

Mississippi,

With a nippy

Chill and snippy

Attitude that’s odiously odd!

 

For they sit on the side of fences

Of offenses,

False pretenses,

Lacking senses,

Unaware their policies are flawed!

 

They’re strictly bureaucratic

With rigorous routines,

Particularly programmed

To function like machines!

 

They overrule objections,

And disregard the strife

They cause by placing money

Above a student’s life!

 

So bring volcanoes to eruption,

Cause disruption,

Interruption,

End corruption

In the sphere of university!

 

For though our boughs are often shaken,

Not mistaken,

Not forsaken,

Slabs of bacon

Least of all have we a right to be!


-EDP


© 2018 emipoemi



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I love this E, once again you've left me awe struck
~K.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you! Glad you know you enjoyed it. It was a fun piece to write.
soldier onwards

3 Weeks Ago

il vostro molto benvenuto il mio amico
emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

jaja! me alegra.
I'm just starting University, and I already agree with certain point of this poem. I think it's strong that you mentioned both "they'll rob you of your money" and later "they cause by placing money/above a student's life". It helps to keep a very similar theme as well and stress a point. I think the repetition of structure is also a strong par to this poem to stress points and opinions. I really like the stanza starting with "For they sit on the side of fences", it's strong symbolism and I'm able to picture exactly what you mean.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

This is a very common plight among students, and I had the misfortune of being a victim of such adve.. read more
I am past the University years but I have to say I never much liked teachers or school back then.
And now I do. :) But I will say that seeing all the strikes recently is heart breaking because these young students are losing time and money.

Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

1 Month Ago

no kidding, right? I was gladly was done my uni time by then, but I still had a rough time. Didn't l.. read more
Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

you're welcome :)
As one who worked in one > on the technical side
They always knew better how to do my job
Then one day I was detailed to work with a very hostile bodI
I built some gear; a month and a day it took
Went for a coffee > He pulled my work apart
I gave him the spanners and went for a long walk > took me all round the uni
Came back next day gear stiil apart How long to fix it > another month and a day
Cant I have it quicker
NO > I do the technical > you do the thinking > Do you agree
YES > keep to that well work so well > I'll have it dome next week


Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

1 Month Ago

I'm not quite sure I fully understand what you mean by all this......I think it's detailing a bad ex.. read more
Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

sorry That's the problem of writing with people around do this help with that
You loose track.. read more
Been their personally? So much hate in one story, but then Im not one to talk.

Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

1 Month Ago

But I'm glad you read. Thank you.
As someone who has also been there, done that, I nod my head vigorously in agreement. However, I can't help to feel a little defensive, as I am a teacher. Haha. But I am no fan of the system and I wish for a major reform. Education, learning, should be a positive experience for all.

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Amen to that!! Thanks for reading.
You are amazing. The subject matter and concept has been depicted and well-tackled.

Your style is so unique. You write with such impeccable musicality that I believe you can use as one of your signature as a poet.

I'll add this poem to my 'favourite' list in my library.

WELL DONE

Posted 3 Months Ago


emipoemi

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed it.
Interesting rhyme scheme! I can relate to this poem on so many levels, considering I'm still in college. We share those same frustrations. Entertaining :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


emipoemi

4 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
emipoemi

4 Months Ago

The trials of uni/college is universal........
Wow! so very good, I really enjoyed this, Very nicely written

Posted 4 Months Ago


emipoemi

4 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Added on January 6, 2018
Last Updated on February 12, 2018
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emipoemi

Toronto, Canada



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