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A Degree

Blind hunger for a Degree of some sort
Irrespective of whether the much-needed grey matter
Perseverance, discipline and or endurance
Are there or not
Is something sad to watch.
Fly by night Colleges and Universities
Springing up at every street corner is fuelling the frenzy
Making everyone want to hold something
Whether the capacity is there or not.
Engage society in a useful manner
Not always endorsing everything
Encourage intellectual rivalry
Stop following trends
And be different.
One may end up sans a hood or a cloak
Few photographs to adorn the walls
At the end of the day.
But when push comes to shove
Degrees earned in such a manner
Will hold their ground better
Than the ones bought
Cheap on street corners.

- Sasanka de Silva

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