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Old 08-14-2018, 12:14 PM
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Control! Control! - Our battle cry!
To dull the mind, and blind the eye.
Distinction, Division, Right and Wrong.
Unification is chaos, join our song!

Free thinkers? What is this, does anarchy rule?
Free thinkers? No thank you, this is a school.

Notice our desks, in neat little rows?
Hear the students reciting facts they don't know.
They copy, repeat, calculate, and recite.
This is the way it's always been done.
Tradition's the substitution for Right.

We stop them, chase them, and pull them back.
You call them questions, we call them attacks.
The faces are gray, with a thin despair.
Did we forget to teach somewhere?

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Finally, my first 'official' post on this Poetry. Here's one from a few years ago. In case you're curious, I was working as a public school teacher when it was written.

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Old 08-15-2018, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Dadikus View Post
Control! Control! - Our battle cry!
To dull the mind, and blind the eye.
Distinction, Division, Right and Wrong.
Unification is chaos, join our song!

Free thinkers? What is this, does anarchy rule?
Free thinkers? No thank you, this is a school.

Notice our desks, in neat little rows?
Hear the students reciting facts they don't know.
They copy, repeat, calculate, and recite.
This is the way it's always been done.
Tradition's the substitution for Right.

We stop them, chase them, and pull them back.
You call them questions, we call them attacks.
The faces are gray, with a thin despair.
Did we forget to teach somewhere?

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Finally, my first 'official' post on this Poetry. Here's one from a few years ago. In case you're curious, I was working as a public school teacher when it was written.

Curious to know your poetic influences.
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A great debut here.

And I liked the sentiment.
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This could be interesting...
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
This could be interesting...
Interesting....
I use to be a teacher once it was not all that interesting.
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Interesting....
I use to be a teacher once it was not all that interesting.
I bet your lessons were
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
I bet your lessons were
Now, Grace...

Nacia, I was referring to his membership in the forum.
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
Now, Grace...

Nacia, I was referring to his membership in the forum.
..and I was referring to her fairy dust personality and happy disposition. I bet every book had a smilie sticker, everyone got top marks and nobody cried in her lessons.

Not sure how many would have made it to University though....
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I bet your lessons were
Aw Christ, yer killin' me 'ere.
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..and I was referring to her fairy dust personality and happy disposition. I bet every book had a smilie sticker, everyone got top marks and nobody cried in her lessons.

Not sure how many would have made it to University though....
Now now Grace how did you guess ??
However so not let you off slighly most of the them did very well so last bit is not as accurate soz!!!
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Control! Control! - Our battle cry!
To dull the mind, and blind the eye.
Distinction, Division, Right and Wrong.
Unification is chaos, join our song!
Great first stanza, but it is involved and gets us off to a lairy start.

Free thinkers? What is this, does anarchy rule?
Free thinkers? No thank you, this is a school.
Too obvious perhaps?

Notice our desks, in neat little rows?
Hear the students reciting facts they don't know.
Love that line, but then you push it hme too hard and it loses all interest. Ok done for now.
They copy, repeat, calculate, and recite.
This is the way it's always been done.
Tradition's the substitution for Right.

We stop them, chase them, and pull them back.
You call them questions, we call them attacks.
The faces are gray, with a thin despair.
Did we forget to teach somewhere?
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
Control! Control! - Our battle cry!
To dull the mind, and blind the eye.
Distinction, Division, Right and Wrong.
Unification is chaos, join our song!
Great first stanza, but it is involved and gets us off to a lairy start.

Free thinkers? What is this, does anarchy rule?
Free thinkers? No thank you, this is a school.
Too obvious perhaps?

Notice our desks, in neat little rows?
Hear the students reciting facts they don't know.
Love that line, but then you push it hme too hard and it loses all interest. Ok done for now.
They copy, repeat, calculate, and recite.
This is the way it's always been done.
Tradition's the substitution for Right.

We stop them, chase them, and pull them back.
You call them questions, we call them attacks.
The faces are gray, with a thin despair.
Did we forget to teach somewhere?
haha did I print it without comment? Lazy
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Control! Control! - Our battle cry!
To dull the mind, and blind the eye.
STRONG
Distinction, Division, Right and Wrong.
Unification is chaos, join our song!
QUITE STRONG
Great first stanza, but it is involved and gets us off to a lairy start. CRAP

Free thinkers? What is this, does anarchy rule?
Free thinkers? No thank you, this is a school.
Too obvious perhaps? Last line does not fit.

Notice our desks, in neat little rows?
Hear the students reciting facts they don't know.
Love that line, but then you push it hme too hard and it loses all interest. Ok done for now.
They copy, repeat, calculate, and recite.
This is the way it's always been done.
Tradition's the substitution for Right.

We stop them, chase them, and pull them back.
You call them questions, we call them attacks.
The faces are gray, with a thin despair.
Did we forget to teach somewhere?

Ok this all gets confused and messy. Wish I was listeing to Dark Side mate
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