What really matters!!

Let's be real
Life is the only thing that matters
I love you Grandma G
But the Ivy League ain't for me
4 years in an Ivy Tower
Brain poisoned with
False sense of power
Ma, you're my ride or die
Can't you see why
You want HBCU
It ain't for me to do what you do
Drilled in my head
Education is key to unlocking doors
I'm going to college
That much is clear
Seeking wisdom and knowledge
To become a Black man to fear
Critically thinking
My ship ain't sinking
It's Full Sail ahead
I've made my bed.
It's not Ivy League or HBCU
Y'all have to fall back and
Watch me do what I do.
I need the hands on approach
To life long learning
So I can find a way to be
Money earning, racism burning,
Community churning, no longer yearning
For ways to be discerning.
What really matters is...
I AM GOING TO THE COLLEGE OF MY CHOICE
My choice, my voice, my choice, my voice
I will get a degree
Ain't that ALL that really matters?

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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