Numero Uno

From early childhood

Til our days are done;

We're conditioned to strive

For 'Number 1' ;

Anything less 

 is incompetency;

Everyone thinking

Of Me! Me! Me!

A society rent

By competition;

Virtue displaced

By blind ambition;

A victor's not the one

Who wins first-place;

All are winners

Who finish the race!


◄ Tomorrow is far away



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keith jeffries

Sun 15th Sep 2019 11:40


A good poem with a theme that needs to be broadcast. Learning is not necessarily achieving. My penultimate school report said, "Keith talks too much in class". This was followed by my final report which said, "Who is this boy?", by which time I had perfected the art of truancy.

Thank you for this

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Chrystel Roberts

Sun 15th Sep 2019 10:48

How unfair it is that children are subjected to such pressure! Childhood wasted, cramming for tests...OMG!

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Don Matthews

Sun 15th Sep 2019 10:12

On a related theme, school students here are becoming stressed because they can't get 100% in tests. A program is underway to get the message across that 95% is still OK.

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