Typical Student

I’ve never been a typical student
Despite my intellectual talent.
Doing my homework and getting good grades
To me always felt like mindless charades.
I find work for its own sake repellant.

Away from schoolrooms lacking fulfillment
On library shelves I seek enrichment
In knowledge instead of the accolades
Of a typical student

My parents and teachers were despondent
That my attitude towards school was flippant
Failure is the fate for such renegades
So long as your disposition pervades
Yet I proceed on a course divergent
Of a typical student


© 2018 by Benjamin Goodrich

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