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Dom Mart
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Take out mortgages, beg, borrow,
Send your kid away to school,
Where he'll become, to your great sorrow,
Another educated fool.

He won't learn how to calculate.
He won't learn how to spell,
Or the meaning of "exacerbate"
Or the structure of a cell.

He'll study cultures multi.
So for your money just expect
That his learning will be paltry,
But he'll be politically correct.
© Copyright 1999 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-09-1999 09:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Dom Mart!! Some of the wisest people I've even known have very little formal education... but there's a plethora of educated fools! *G*
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Dittos, Dommy Boy.  I didn't start to learn until AFTER I "earned" my degree.  Still paying for it too, which kinda bites.  

 Jim

"If I rest, I rust." -Martin Luther

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I agree, school isn't what it used to be. Great poem!

 Denise


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4 posted 12-11-1999 05:02 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Dom Mart -

I like the poem.
Like the theme.
I merely happen
to disagree.

Children four,
I sent to college,
aware of the cost
of their knowledge.

Of all the bucks
I ever spent
I've never wondered
where they went,
when greeted daily
with accomplishment
of the learned kind.

Not to belittle
the school of hard knocks ...
but an education
really ROCKS !

*It's not the degree, but how it's applied that makes it all worthwhile.


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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5 posted 12-11-1999 05:38 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Very true - at my university I meet a lot of people so full of their own learned pomposity that it turns the stomach!

LOL - great writing.
 
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