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standardized (a poem)

standardized (a poem)

the answer is not always c
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I doodle
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witlessly
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in the margins--
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fade in another bubble
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biting my lip as I skitter across the pages of a
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pretty big something.
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This pretty big something is what got my mother
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And my father into Howard, how they met, how they broke up
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They're the reason
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I'm able to take this pretty big something.
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(line break)
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Sure, I studied--
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Did the flashcards. The notes.
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The fugging tutor
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And it didn’t mean a dime--a foot, toe, in the door
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(line break)
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I send bits of eraser reeling into the dead air
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of a mass of students who had their final score engraved and plaqued
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before they entered in a classroom.
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Their date of death before their date of birth--
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And their dead body to come before their 2400.
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I watch--vacuously
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A scholarship I didn’t deserve, wasted, the chance to go to school.
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Smart?
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Privileged?
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Most Likely To Succeed?
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Valedictorian?
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None of the above.
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( how do you spell opartunity? )
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How a kid could have such a dream his whole life
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Want it more than any baseball card--
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porn mag--
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autograph--
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more than what a boy his age could have asked for
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and still fail to achieve the status of a stepping stone
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Is this what he wants?
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His next ten years determined by a
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#2 pencil
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and a clean
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strange
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bubble.
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(line break)
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His mother glaring at him with fervid eyes
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But untethered lips
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Begging him to spend another minute with Ms Appleton
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But Ms Appleton couldn’t get him out of the city.
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Ms Appleton couldn’t get him out of the house.
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Ms Appleton couldn't even get him into the classroom--
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Her petulant, imploring, braindead smile as she offers him a quarter
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If he just completes one more problem, fills in one
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more
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bubble.
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(line break)
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The final question of the exam grins, toxic and sopping
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A--
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B--
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C--
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D--
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What do you want to be when you grow up?
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Total votes: 6
i really like the way you

i really like the way you write

also the use of a poll is a cool idea, i dont think anyone (recently, anyway) has done that before

Posted by greerie on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:21
wtf this is so cool and

wtf this is so cool and omg

 

---- love life and peace out <3

Posted by Esther on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 18:51
wtf this is so cool and

wtf this is so cool and omg

 

---- love life and peace out <3

Posted by Esther on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 18:51
this is so cool and

this is so cool and interesting and wow i never would've thought about using polls as an outlet for poetry. this is just super cool and i love your poem.

Posted by panda on Sun, 11/27/2016 - 23:11
Holy damn this poll format

Holy damn

this poll format for a test poem is shiveringly well-done imo

and i feel this poem a lot

 

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Posted by Schrödinger's Cat on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 09:05

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