Bus Reflections – June 17, 2015

Military style is how we think they learn. Sound a beep that plugs them into work like those sedatives used to restrain a “crazy” person. These kids are treated as if they were lampposts, only to be used for illuminating the way for the higher members of society.

I see the frustration in their eyes and with every moment they feel betrayed by the system. I’m just standing there telling them that I believe in them and they can do it, but that won’t be enough. I tell them and they’re momentarily defeated, but some of them want lift their heads high and say that they are NOT merely cogs in the system.

Fight for your lives, my little troopers. You mean the world to me.

My kids are exhausted like magnolias falling off of the tree.

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2 thoughts on “Bus Reflections – June 17, 2015

  1. I think you did a great job of capturing how the kids may be feeling about their own futures and how you know, realistically, that you can’t assure them of anything. “These kids are treated as if they were lampposts, only to be used for illuminating the way for the higher members of society” I think this is true and also describes their value and function in society.

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