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Quality Of Life Has Been Diminished
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Quality Of Life Has Been Diminished

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

The complexity of college entrance exams.
And the hike of already exorbitant tuition fees...
Diplomas issued in the month of June,
Commencement speeches...
And honorary doctorate degrees,
Given to those notable behind raised podiums...
Seen by those waving to later speak,
About the benefits of getting a higher education.

Where has the truth of this been reflected,
In one's quality of life?

People agree everywhere,
The quality of life has diminished.
And with thousands on a yearly basis,
Certified to have graduated...
With a knowledge to contribute to society,
What it is they have learned at the expense...
To prove common sense,
As a factor to prevent confusion and conflicts?

Or the rising of taxes applied with made excuses,
Without facts to back them to justify why.
Where is any of this pomp and circumstance reflected,
To prove there has been an advancement enhanced?

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