Raping School

Raping School

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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this is my week 2 assignment for a class. we are supposed to use a correlating object to express thoughts and feelings about a social issue .. its a free on-line class from the University of Iowa

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So many changes

Too many failures

She's supposed to succeed.

Her hands clench old and worn books

frayed grey and brown books


broken buildings


It's as though they were her only treasures.

Falling apart at the binding books

curriculum content books

long obsolete; but

in this hood .......... treasures. She can't do any better


He sees her

Waits for her

He devours her plaid skirt just below her knees and

knows she deserves it.

He smiles for her and shows his teeth

his dirty needle teeth to

bite,spit and

drool in school

they call it a crime

He hates her books, her hands, her hope.

He can barely contain the disdain .....he makes more money in a day.



the lunch packed by mother grinds to dirt her

books go down

s'pposed to save .........scattered leaves torn and blown

the dust doesn't settle

it chokes and blinds the lessons lost.
So many changes

and just another failure

© 2018 Einstein Noodle


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Einstein Noodle

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life teaches us lessons books can't---and some who resent others' learning, want to burn not only the books but also the others' purpose in life...destroy them mentally, physically and emotionally.
like Lydi...want to punch this guy in his ugly , sneering teeth.
heavy hitting here...
the abuser needs to be bound within the pages and the book slammed shut and stepped on.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes ...bad guys do exists don't they ;( innocence and opportunity snatched away in a heartbeat .. th.. read more



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Loved this , E, high school/college abuse is a normal part of the whole growing up thing, frat parties and rohypnol is the normal place to be, sad but true

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

yes....so sadly true ... our focus has been denigrated to sex and violence in every corner of Americ.. read more
gram linski

3 Months Ago

No worries E, I imagine it is worse these days, with peer pressure, social media, naked selfies, etc.. read more
Noodle,
Can't help but visualize a demon lurking in this poem . . . it's like a symbol of the evil that lurks in the shadows looking for whom it may devour. It seems the violence expressed so well here goes beyond the physical rape to a rape of the soul of every young mind with the contempt that certain people show for innocence and its desire to blossom into something for the good. Well done.
Tom

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

thank you so much for your reviewing ...you understand all i was trying to say and more ... i feel p.. read more
kentuck14

3 Months Ago

you are more than welcome!
Einstein Noodle, this is such a powerful write and we all close our eyes and our minds to the possibility that this could be one of us.

The saving grace is if God does exist, and it is my belief He does, those who have performed such evil acts, in this life, will reap His wrath.

Strangely, I was reading some of the gnostic texts and there was one section that was profound. Supposedly, each evil act we have done in life, we receive a mark on our faces. It may be a boil or a mole or a weeping infectious sore. We cannot see ourselves in darkness, so we will be exposed to light and given a mirror. And what we see is what we become.

That gnostic prophesy detailed God's wrath on us sinners.

Your poem is excellent. :-)

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

its an incredible and sometimes almost shocking history ..Papacy's efforts to bring East and West mo.. read more
Tamara Beryl Latham

6 Months Ago

Einstein I feel deeply, and of course I may be wrong, that this world is on a collision course with .. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

oh T .... i think that is a certainty ;)
Very powerful too. As a rape victim, I know what the feeling could be when there's no help at all but you just have to hold your tears.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

oh my goodness JungLee! i am so sorry for your experience but i also so admire your courage and stre.. read more
JungLee

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much!
...lessons lost...
I can't image anyone turned in a more powerful piece than this.
It's dark, sad and weighted.



Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

sorry i somehow missed these "month ago" reviews ...glad JungLee reviewed and brought me to it .. th.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

6 Months Ago

That's okay it happened to me also.
an education is priceless. any learning invaluable and precious. there's book smart and street smart. book smart a lot more innocent. street can be cruel. ignorance is bliss and jealous too. darkness loves darkness and is opposed to the light. poignant write. social issues can be ugly as you remind us. great accompanying song to boot ... :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

ahahaha ... so glad you enjoyed the song...old Johnny Winter has long been a favorite "old guy" rock.. read more
This made me want to kick, scream, and slaughter...the reaction of my warrior nature I suppose. So often these things are swept between the pages and only read about in horror literature. Hard assignment, I hope you got good marks?

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

yes.... swept away by all ... God bless your warrior spirit dear friend ... that is what everyone ne.. read more
No punches pulled here and got a couple of sneakies in to the kidneys I see.. good on ya Gene.. It seems to me you ticked all the boxes and then some.. if you didn't get top marks for this composition & pass at distinction, then I demand a re-count.. Cheers, N

Posted 8 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

8 Months Ago

make it half past, I'm rounding up me gang.. :)
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

got it! :))))))))))))))))))) we're gonna kick some butt tonight!!!!!!!! >;/
Neville Pettitt

8 Months Ago

nah, well kinda.. just wanted a crowd to watch... :)
Nice poem, but the title, wooooooooooooooh.
I'm gonna give it 100/100. Nice account name,
Einstein Noodle :D

Posted 1 Year Ago


ZakLeonRamsey

1 Year Ago

I am not sure if we have met or not, but let this be my debut appearance to you, and let you be your.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

your poetry pages ;)
ZakLeonRamsey

1 Year Ago

Oh, I see :D
Very powerful, sad and true. Perfectly explains love of the all mighty dollar over priceless learning. I enjoyed the piece, thank you for the read!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

hi Karen! i don't think i have met you before; but memory doesn't always serve me correctly ... I ap.. read more

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