When Push comes to Shove

I don’t agree with you


It goes against my


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


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


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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