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'I Have Made It' Syndrome

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This unknown biopsychosocial malignancy
Causes more harm to poor countries than poverty
The newly macadamized road to success is full of horror stories
After years of trauma in the squalid classrooms of life
Many young men and women find themselves infected
Affected by this malignant disease of the mind
In their chronically deprived state of being
They consider educational achievements as a pot of gold
And will step over those who are vulnerable and poor
Corruption is a symptom of this devastating disease
Deceit and lies are also symptoms listed in medical literature
"I have made it" Syndrome is responsible for the perpetuation of the status quo
The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer
It's a sad world where intelligence is the only form of academic standard of measurement
Those who find themselves in the dean's list are considered well groomed
Regardless of their undesirous human traits
They are given a seat at the table of leadership and success
The boardrooms of this world are full of unscrupulous characters
Because of this ill-defined approach to life
It's not too late to find a remedy to this madness
Let us find a cure or even a vaccine to this scourge
Let us cleanse the mind before we can climb the pedestal of success
Maybe then inequality will be halved
And extreme poverty will be eradicated
The streets of life will be paved with happiness

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This poem is a wake up call
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COMMENTS
Robert Murray Smith 26 March 2021
Poverty of ideas to alleviate inequities in the world is rife. I would like to see the churches take a lead.
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