Renee Marie

Freshman - 828 Points (Danbury, CT USA)

A Manufactured Mind - Poem by Renee Marie

Prepped in perfect privilege
entrance here is gained
honor rules of 'etiquette'
from challenge we'll abstain

So posture brow and jaw
furrow nor clench be seen
then neutral here we'll learn
zip-lipped though minds be keen

Your err ~ a pompous flex;
'enlightened' egos teach then
stamp your student puppets,
an 'A' we're left to seek

For you have made it plain
oh far-left demigod
we'll not dual principles
nor dialogue to clog

Just keep things running smooth
our master never bore
your brilliance blinding me
I grope and bow some more

Fierce swaying left and right
my balance never won
eighty-thousand later
the cap to air is flung

The truth be told just once
the world had hoped of Thee
a tug-o-war might yield
a mentor out of me

Serve me on a platter
here at last I stand
will it ever matter
that compliance made this man?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

written after talking with a student at a 'far left' liberal arts college in Middletown, CT. He was not able to voice HIS political or personal views which leaned a little left of center and a little right of center, depending on the issue, and therefore was NOT seen as 'evolved' enough to be valid. Discrimination goes both ways. Listening and meeting somewhere in tnhe middle might be a lot easier if we remove ego/emotion and investigate facts impacting quality of life. Silence = death.

Comments about A Manufactured Mind by Renee Marie

  • Adeline Foster (9/1/2012 12:38:00 PM)

    Interesting and well said and that last verse is intriguing. Now which one of mine should I introduce next. O, I think it's time to go to - I Cannot Return -
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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