Josephine DixonBanks

Rookie (Danbury, Connecticut)

Critique Technique - Poem by Josephine DixonBanks

CRITIQUE TECHNIQUE

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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005



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