Josephine DixonBanks

Rookie (Danbury, Connecticut)

Critique Technique - Poem by Josephine DixonBanks


When the process is more important than the person punishment is the rule
Self-mutilation is the tool, death the school
Wherein learning dies and false teaching lies

When the process prevents self-realization it promotes automation
Under the auspices of education
Methodologies have fought to be brought into institutions of higher learning
To be taught by the acquisition of knowledge
Which was bought from the board of
Which was bought from the board of

When the process is more important than the person
Pedagogy becomes the perpetrator
Policy and procedure preempt pubescence predicting mental stagnation
Instead of cognitive maturation
Allowing mind control to clone ignorance

When the process preempts the public
Society is a handicap by those sitting in the lap of I made the rules
For a trap for those exercising their civil rights

When the process preempts the congregation
Ministers of deprivation steal inspiration from the most needy souls
And for their pastoral and church dedication receive hell-fire-damnation
Toward their reward

When the process preempts the celestial
It makes the serial killers feel special

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Critique Technique by Josephine DixonBanks

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: education, inspiration, school, fire, death

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]