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,


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,


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!


© 2018 emipoemi

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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 1 Week Ago


1 Week 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.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


3 Weeks 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 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

1 Month Ago

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

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1 Month Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Added on January 6, 2018
Last Updated on February 12, 2018
Tags: poetry, poem, song, radicalism



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