A weary graduate student in today’s classrooms…

I am a student – Let me learn 

Let me try – Let me taste 

Let me save – and not waste 

Let me ask – for to tell 

And not buy into hell

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As a student – Let me soar

Let past whimpers – yield a roar 

Let both eyes see no blame

And both ears hear no shame

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As my teacher – Help me learn

Help me love – never hate

Seek to inspire – Not berate 

Help me absorb what is right

Not buy in to the fight  

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As a student – let me be still 

Let my mind block until…

Let my pen stop the rage

Let my heart fill the page