Jacob Arden

Rookie (05/10/1992 / Al Ain, UAE)

Educate Me - Poem by Jacob Arden

"To be or not to be? " Is that the question we ask?

English literature and Shakespearean soliloquies,

I know all about the educational system.

You believe what you want to believe.

What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes,

I know all about the misdirection.

‘cos you see what they make your eyes see.

So don't try and mislead me with your false deceptions,

I know all about the aetiology of fallacy.

Sir! Yes sir!

I'm not a soldier for a system, but I still send my salutes.

I try to be a soldier for the Revolution.

Nuking an entire city, like Obama said:

"You'll never see it coming" Drones!

I try to understand this half African brother.

"By the people, for the people…"

Democracy, tell me when it all works

I think, I am living in one! ! ? ?

Where is the slave master?

Surely you mean the NATO soldiers?

I think, I can tell the difference! ! ? ?

Capitalism, Socialism, Communism…

Never knew coins can have more than two faces? !

I guess anything can be possible.

Religions dictate morality.

Tell me about the Rights and Wrongs,

I guess it comes from the imaginary?

World Bank, IMF, EU…

Never borrow to spend beyond your means.

I was born to be one of them, The 99%

Money driven world, the True Religion.

Corporations and Bankers Bail-outs.

I was born not to be like them, The 1%

Knowledge and enlightenment.

But how do you Educate?

I really want to know? !

So I ask you Sir,

Can YOU guide us all to those answers,


Comments about Educate Me by Jacob Arden

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (8/30/2012 2:30:00 PM)

    You have touched on many issues on this poem which are posed upon our world as searching questions from a youth like you. There is also an air of despair but a cry for letting the character I know through education. Powerful poem, Jacob. (Report) Reply

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