Teach Me

I’m told

 

Follow your dreams

 

Challenge yourself

 

Learn all that you can

 

Elementary

 

But if you don’t do well on the test

How could you know it at all

 

Where do I start?

 

Can I learn something harder?

 

Can you tell me more?

 

Middle

If you do it this way

If you memorize it this way

You can pass the test

 

I just want to write

To create

 

But where is the challenge?

 

What they tell me is new

Right?

I feel like I have heard this before.

 

High

Just know it for the test

 

That isn’t learning

When the test is gone

What do I know

 

My dream doesn’t make any money

Does that make it less of a dream

My dream is changing

What does that mean

Is that bad

Don’t look at me that way

 

The pace is too fast.

The pace is too slow

Can you rephrase that?

You never can

I need a challenge

I need more

 

When can we move on?

You said that already

I know how to study

Can you go into more depth

The library doesn’t have books on that subject

We don’t teach that

Google it  

 

The same place that encouraged

Living without restriction

Thinking outside the box

Having a new start

Restricts me now

 

Just know it for the test

Just do this on the test

Prove it with a test

 

That isn’t learning

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