Raymond Farrell

Gold Star - 25,739 Points (02/09/1954 / Perth, Ontario)

I Always Arrived Early - Poem by Raymond Farrell

I always arrived early
The first day of elementary school
To be first in line
Upon being admitted to the classroom
I made a beeline for the back corner
To lay claim to the desk beside the window
No one can under-estimate
How important this was
For during the inevitable
Boring tedious months ahead
Mixed with moments
Of joyful insight
Endured while acquiring
A so-called education
One must be able
To let their imagination loose
To wander and frolick
Far from the scene of this crime
Of indoctination of the innocent
By the average and mediocre
With paltry inanities
And not be conspicuous
To one's overlords
While doing so.

Topic(s) of this poem: social comment


Comments about I Always Arrived Early by Raymond Farrell

  • Jaishree Nair (4/17/2015 6:30:00 AM)


    Thank you .Enjoyed the word play. (Report) Reply

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  • Jaishree Nair (4/17/2015 6:29:00 AM)


    A true picture of a child confined in the classroom bursting to wander and frolick.Acquiring knowledge is not cramming everything into the brain .Education should be entertainment based and children should enjoy the process. (Report) Reply

    Raymond Farrell (4/20/2015 8:07:00 AM)

    Thank you for you comments and insight, I appreciate it.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2015



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