(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

A Taste Of Inner City Knowledge

Most that go to college,
Without first experiencing to obtain...
A taste of inner city knowledge,
Become surprised when confronted by...
Those who possess an intelligence,
Sustained to maintain with less pretense.

Common sense to observe it absent,
Seems to be more dispensed...
Among those whose lives to live it done,
Had been guarded to protect...
Behind picket fences built to reject,
The less fortunate and disadvantaged.
The ones found to be discovered,
Accepting to adventure beyond defined limits.

Although depicted to have degrees of expertise.
Representing a future...
That is ready to receive a competence released.
A darkening brightness of a hopeful future dims,
When those of inner city knowledge...
Are not acknowledged but compared,
To others who have received their degress.
But believe their nonsense inflicted behind fences,
Is an entitlement for them to get.
With a demanding to spread their decadence,
To infest with promises more of it will be invested.

Most that go to college,
Without first experiencing to obtain...
A taste of inner city knowledge,
Become surprised when confronted by...
Those who possess an intelligence,
Sustained to maintain with less pretense.
And it is 'this' pretense,
Those of inner city knowledge...
AND have gone to college,
Protest against to know it defends...
A common sense to have learned,
Long before yearning to earn a degree...
That certifies an achieving
Of it they've received.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

Much wisdom imparted here. Enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.