When Push comes to Shove

I don’t agree with you


Professor


It goes against my


Principles


Why did you


Provide a low grade


On a paper


I wasted sleep on


Was it because


I contradicted you,


Even though


I provided reasons


Why you were wrong


 


Now grades are determined


By your opinion


Not by the quality of the


Assignment


Are you here to


Teach me to be


A better me


Or a lousy version


Of you


 


Stop using excuses,


Your P.H.D


To back up


Your opinion


Your life


Experiences


Don’t do me


Any good


 


I know who I am


I am not you


I am not spending


thousands of dollars


For you to shove


Your pride in my face


 


Respect me,


One day


The values I run by


Might run you.

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