Thursday, May 28, 2015

Manhattan Sonnet - Life Is Success School Here

Life is Success School here—we all get graded.
   You get a high mark—watch those doors unlock;
You get a low mark, and you wind up jaded,
   Watching the limos drive by while you walk.
The rich are always getting extra credit;
   The poor eat brown bag lunch (PB&J).
If it has looks, the powerful will bed it;
   The weak will haunt bars, looking for a lay.
You either get promoted or kept back;
   You either get the handshake or the lash.
Success means you’re the home team’s quarterback;
   Detention means you live here with no cash.
      We get to drain the dregs or skim the cream,
     And either live—or only dream—the dream.



Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells

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