Parents aim to develop a love of learning in their children. Thus, this short poem is inspired by my parent’s unending commitment in fostering a passion for learning in me. This piece aims to move readers to embrace the great, and not so great aspects of formal education.
My father is a scholar and by extension, I have to be one
You see, if education was a choice, I would not choose
The late nights, the early mornings, and the in-between
But, I was blessed with a scholar for a father,
and inarguably I am becoming one
Now see, if education was a choice, I just might choose
the memories, the experience, and the in-between