Black Poetry : SIDEWALK COLLEGE

LadyBelle

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Nov 14, 2008
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Maryland
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Nurse
Sidewalk College

Wisdom too wise
To be contained in books
An intellect shunned by universities
Now
Forced to learn by those
Who are studied for a thesis
Pontificating
With those who don’t know
What pontification is
Discussing bondage
And slavery
With disillusioned free men and women
Yes
I went to school
On your back porch
The sidewalk in front of your house
Where I used to work
In the hair salon
Of the corner store carry-out
Waiting
For my burger and fries
Yes
I went to school
An while you
Politic about crime
I perpetrate it
While you pay tuition
To go to school
I pay dues
And give your books new information
I am what you spend years
Trying to understand
So yes
I went to school​
:bus:
 
In the Spirit of Sankofa!

Sidewalk College

Wisdom too wise
To be contained in books
An intellect shunned by universities
Now
Forced to learn by those
Who are studied for a thesis
Pontificating
With those who don’t know
What pontification is
Discussing bondage
And slavery
With disillusioned free men and women
Yes
I went to school
On your back porch
The sidewalk in front of your house
Where I used to work
In the hair salon
Of the corner store carry-out
Waiting
For my burger and fries
Yes
I went to school
An while you
Politic about crime
I perpetrate it
While you pay tuition
To go to school
I pay dues
And give your books new information
I am what you spend years
Trying to understand
So yes
I went to school​
:bus:



LadyBelle,

You are killing me softly, I must break from you, momentarily. The education of this world is foolishness to God, and you know this:

Wisdom too wise
To be contained in books​

I am what you spend years
Trying to understand​

Forced to learn by those
Who are studied for a thesis​

 

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