Treasure Island

Terence G. Craddock

(Westport New Zealand)

A Psychologist Who Knows?


please beware
school psychologist
who once said
when a problem is resolved
it never reappears

funny how a psychologist
does not know
there are many shades
of soul wrenching problems
many financial emotional problems

often reappear
with the same
or different masks
including alcoholism
drug addictions

school psychologists
seem to wear
superiority ignorant masks
which in time often fade
to washed out inability

to even carry their own problems
choose male testostrone know it all model
or young know everything female model
but as we know some are age indifferent
sheep ram mutton dressed as lamb model

or choose
gifted sincere
with ability
psychologist
gender indifferent?

in theory
theoretically
things are always
usually
more easy

paper mache
school psychologists
theoretically brilliant
practically useless
if cannot reach hearts?

review old wise tale wisdom
sleep on it sleep on problems
waking often provides solutions

wake to find solution
if the sun was shining
what a shining difference

shining here in hope filled hearts
waking rising to hope filled solutions
endurance may often finds solutions

paper mache school psychologists
harsh did rcognize a know-it-all attidude?
old not young in certain areas really brilliant?
displays professional orientation of pupils?
choice of teachers for particular students?

but is this one yes only partly right?
it is ok if we know realize
it is ok if they know realize
they are only partly right
in usually simplistic solutions?

would have liked to meet
one of these school psychologists
gifted to listen perhaps learn

a psychologist evaluates
diagnoses treats studies
behavior mental processes

but does he she know the patient?


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Friday, May 02, 2014
Edited: Friday, May 02, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in March&May 2014 on the 23.3&2.5.2014.
Complete version of the split images 'School Psychologist Knows Best', 'Paper Mache School Psychologists', 'Old Wise Tale Wisdom' and 'In Certain Areas Really Brilliant? ' by Terence George Craddock.
Inspired by a conversation with the poet Miroslava Odalovic.
Topic: Psychology

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