Chad Brevis

Rookie (Cape Town)

Obe State Of Mind - Poem by Chad Brevis

Release me
from this OBE state of mind
where learning is learning is learning
and delete,
go to trash,
empty recycle bin.

CNTRL+ALT+DELETE
replete with lewd commentary
and f*** me for thinking
that learning is progress without proper process.

Because class after class
I sit and take notes on my BBM
and update status,
and retweet,
and reblog,
and rewind what you just said
and half wittingly write down
a half-wits perception
on what education ought to be.

Fittingly,
I blame others
for my miseducation
when I misrepresent myself
and add insult to injury when I
get my degree and
think I am Aristotle or Sophocles.

Ranting and raving my own inadequacies,
too smart to see
that I am
and therefore I think,
and sit staring and blinking.

What?
I said it,
therefore it must be true...
don't believe me?
Read my degree...
PhD in illusion and mind ruled
by my own confusion.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

As a teacher in a tertiary institution in South Africa, I have found that students are disillusioned with their rights and responsibilities to education.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013


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