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Sunday, April 4, 2010

DAY 4

NaPoWriMo Day 4

Write a poem today that illustrates your idea of what is inside-out.

MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE

or;

INSIDE OUT,
BACK TO FRONT,
THE WRONG WAY ROUND

Given an attention span
of miniscule proportions,
it’s little wonder really
nothing seems to sink in

Given his stormy background,
his ability to survive
the strain on his endurance;
one has to sympathise

Given an environment
conducive to lucent thought,
a positive attitude
will banish ignorance

Given his capacity
to absorb, retain, repeat,
remains intact; undamaged,
the boy has potential

Given intellectual
associates, surroundings;
academic achievement
is well within his grasp

Given scope for improvement;
a helping hand to guide him,
time under our tuition,
the best days of his life

Given an education;
a ‘vital’ curriculum,
University entrance,
a viable concept

Given the range of subjects
available to study,
the light shed in dark corners
means moments never dull

Given the motivation;
a mentor’s inspiration
fires the imagination;
provokes fascination

Given the understanding
our innate pride denies us,
minus bias; prejudice;
perspective balances

Given the time, the patience,
the level of attention
required; we hope we may gain
the knowledge that we seek

Given-: we take for granted
our penchant for displaying
patronising attitudes
of condescending clowns