No Blank Degree

Go to school,
  and load your gun

The man is coming
  the cradle shunned

Do your homework,
  obey the rules

The exam’s been written
  that dunce a fool

Go to school,
  and stack the deck

Each grade a face card
  full house respect

Dot your I’s,
  and cross your T’s

Your promise written
  —no blank degree

(Villanova Pennsylvania: July, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on July 19, 2018

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