glittering prizes

lacks maturity

is what it said clear black on white

there on my old school report

& that was hard to argue with

I was not focused in the slightest

when your home life is broken

wondering when the next beating comes

makes it harder to recognize context

from the lessons coming your way

not that there weren’t teachers who tried

but those who echoed my parents

in full hitler rigid authoritarian stance

were onto a loser with me

oh the irony of them calling me that

pushing me deeper into myself

rather than trying to pull me through

& what happens with all of that

is the kids with decent homes

go on to the glittering prizes

while those needing a hand up

only receive the hard back of it

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