The Pains of High School

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Dazed in the classroom
Just barely still awake
The teacher droning on and on
How much of this can I take? 

No fun games, no interaction 
No matrices or chemical reactions
Just poetry by Emerson and Poe
And excerpts of Walden by Thoreau

I do not like literature 
I do not like writing
I do not like poetry 
It is not exciting 

I want to learn science 
And math concepts too
I want to find ions 
And find the limit at two

But while one is in high school 
They cannot decide 
To take only science 
And push English aside.


 

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