Teach Me to Learn

Location

I can memorize

so I am smart

I can memorize

so I know the facts

I can memorize

so I am doing well

I can memorize

so I get good grades

I can memorize

so I have a good GPA

I can memorize

so I am graduating

I can memorize

so I have been accepted to college

I can memorize

but now I am struggling

I can memorize

but my professors don’t care

I can memorize

but my grades aren’t quite as good

I can memorize

but, teacher, that’s only half your fault

I can memorize

but, teacher, blame the Department of Ed

I can memorize

so, teacher, I passed their damn keystones

I can memorize

so, teacher, you look good

I can memorize

so, teacher, our principal likes you

I can memorize

but, teacher, do something!

I can memorize

but, teacher, how did that help?

I can memorize

but, teacher, why didn’t you teach me?

I can memorize

but, teacher, how do I learn?

For I can only memorize

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741