Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

First Day At School - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

on the first day of school
parent blockhead puppet
takes child young branch

to school pushes young branch

through classroom door
through schoolroom door
symbolic educational door

just opened for young branch

still sporting fresh brown bark
a few imagination leaves still sprouting
in left hand schoolcase carrying

unique precious insight creativity still carrying

inside axe head teacher
inside axe head teacher is waiting
is standing at black board

pointer in hand teaching

2x2=4 conformity teaching
conformity unified thought
standardized thought killing

originality inspiration spontaneity killing

at classroom desks silent sad sit
all clone little student puppets looking
all sitting all exactly the sad same

what is this educational meaning?

not cut from the same clothe
nor cut from the same branches
but all branches cut the same

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: creativity, education, school

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Split image from the poem 'Cloning Puppet Conformity Educational Impact? ' by the poet Terence George Craddock.
Written in January 2016 on the 13&16.1.2016.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 16, 2016

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