The Bar Has Been Raised Much Too High

There is a standard set,
In the best of an idealistic premise...
To keep as a measure,
That checks one's advancement.

But expectations lowered,
Will eventually affect...
Those once kept high standards.
Slipping to catch the absence of discipline.

And with a mediocrity achieved...
To come alter the notion of ambition,
A proclamation introduce will claim...
The bar has been raised much too high.

Especially for those...
Seeking their need for attention,
And remedial assistance.
With no guarantee for achievement.

'The bar...
It has been raised again,
And much too high!
It must be lowered.
It must be lowered.
Please follow intructions to lower,
Expectations.'

'The bar...
It has been raised again,
And much too high!
It must be lowered.
It must be lowered.
Please follow intructions to lower,
Expectations.'

This is declared from a robotic voice,
Programmed to monitor classroon activities.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (13)

A wonderful ballad to read. And it's a shame if you do't.
For blood and wine are red. A beautiful long ballad. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA
A beautiful ballad-long, possibly too long. Wilde was in prison for a while, and he writes of a fellow prisoner who is condemned to death by hanging. This wretch is on Death Row. His friend has love and compassion for him. 'Yet each man kills the thing he loves, ' So true. M. Walker.
The musicality of this composition carried my reading of it through to the end. I enjoyed it, both for its high-caliber writing quality and its narrative. I'll remember this poem.
The musicality of this composition carried my reading of it through to the end. I enjoyed it, both for its high-caliber writing quality and its narrative. I'll remember this poem.
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