Norena M. Jones

(Detroit, Michigan)

Education - Poem by Norena M. Jones

You want to be in a gang
And shoot up everything with a bang
You say they'll have your back
But education is what you lack
Education is the key to life
And not getting stabbed with a knife
Education will lead you to great heights
And not to everyday fights
Education will help you excel
Not lead you to a county jail
You won't find yourself doing ten
In any county pen
Or being charged with first degree murder
In a court of order
And as your family wail
You're getting life without bail
Be in a gang and stay there for keeps
You'll find yourself underground six feet deep
So instead of being laid to rest
Get an education and be the best.


Comments about Education by Norena M. Jones

  • (12/7/2017 6:40:00 PM)


    Add a comment.thix poem ia rwaly nice (Report) Reply

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  • (1/13/2009 5:12:00 AM)


    your poem will really inspire very many...
    you're good...
    keep it up! ! ! !
    i like it soooooooooo much! !
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  • (4/22/2008 7:09:00 PM)


    This poem is really good. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2007 1:37:00 PM)


    Hi Ms. Jones,

    I wanted to let you know that I will be using your poem with my middle school students who are at risk for gang activity. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Laney O'D.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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