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step through the door to begin the tour.

to your left,
you can see
children being taught history.

don’t mind the soaking books,
that’s just bleach.
quit your looks,
we wouldn’t want them to
get any ideas, would we?

oh, those ripped pages?
don’t worry your pretty head,
it’s just what women did.
not that important, now, is it?

after all, this is the ministry approved curriculum,
and we can’t be blamed if the bare minimum
simply includes white men.
glossing over unpleasant parts
is us thinking about poor hearts.
genocide is an ugly word,
we wouldn’t want to tarnish
our beautiful country, right?

that world map?
all is as it should be,
america blown out of proportionality,
the equator dividing
and the maps are lying.

continuing on.
to your right is an english class,
where your child can read classics.
still, there’s a barrier we can’t surpass,
and you’ll find a common thread
tying all the authors together,
knots that you can’t untangle.

ernest hemingway. straight white man.
yann martel. straight white man.
george orwell. straight white man.
j.d. salinger. straight white man.

rhyming isn’t hard when it’s all the same.
we don’t make the rules,
but this is a skewed game.
break the mold,
they won’t know your name.

wake up.
stop playing.
educate yourself.
fourth of my slams for the famed personal project, on the theme of education.
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watsisface Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ho-ly shit. I think I want to hug this piece of poetry. I love it. 
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coup-de-coeur Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eep, thank you very much! I'm very glad you like it, it means a lot to me.

Have a great day! (:
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EnderCat828 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
everything you write is so beautiful...
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coup-de-coeur Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhhh, thank you very much for the kind words! you're going to make me blush, haha!

(thank you also for the many faves, they're very much appreciated :heart: )

i hope you have a very great day!
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Dusceja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. <'3 That's ... just wow.
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coup-de-coeur Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! i appreciate both the fave and the watch.

i hope you have a great day!
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Dusceja Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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