Maths, science and economics
Took place of Sunday comics
History and English
Saw day dreaming finish
Not sure of a worthwhile use
From school subjects forced upon us
Learnt nothing of budgeting, marriage or life
Mending a car, how to cope with strife!
From my education much was missing
Had more fun with boys kissing
Learnt nothing of values, ethics and ideals
Nothing of survival or how life feels
Essential education would include a kind heart
Meditation and self-expression for a start
That we are responsible for our own choices
Unhealthy to follow fads or others voices
To care for our own inner wealth
Best policy for our own health
That kindness and sharing truly rate
Always be respectful and try not to be late
Most of us get irate
As we struggle to deal with fear and hate
No idea of where to begin
When life’s obstacles send us into a spin
Please can we review
What our education doesn’t do?
Incorporate essentials for life
Especially practical ways to transform strife!
26.3.2006 … what did you learn?