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Autobiographical lyrical poem about growing up the hard way!

A chapter in the book Reflections Of Color

Board Of Education

by Brett Matthew West

Board Of Education:

Somewhere in my childhood there's a scene that I recall
I must have been eleven and I thought I knew it all
I never liked to study it just got in my way
When I brought that paper home there wasn't much to say

Three long days I'd be there with no place left to go
I knew what I had comin' cause my Daddy told me so
The lesson that he taught me is one I won't forget
I remember how he told me "I'm not through with you just yet!"

Then he applied the board of education to the seat of my learning
It didn't take no genius to get a hold of me
Been all around this country and I've seen some bridges burn
but the board of education is the only way I learn

Got a little older and my friends taught me to drive
When I had that top down man I really felt alive
I could hear the music playin' cause I'd drown out the whole crowd
Racin' through the streets of town I'd turn it way up loud

I never heard the siren. A cloud of dust was all that I could see
The ticket that he wrote me said I was ninety-three
When Daddy took my car keys there was no smile upon his face
He said "I thought you learned your lesson," then he put me in my place

And he applied the board of education to the seat of my learning
It didn't take no genius to get a hold of me
Been all around this country and I've seen some bridges burn
but the board of education is the only way I learn

I know you're gonna leave me. Tonight we'll say goodbye
That old familiar story is gonna make me cry
The last time that I held her I lost your love along the way
Nothin' that I say to you is gonna make you stay

Here I am surrounded by mem'ries from the past
All I'm takin' with me are my days of livin' fast
You must have known my Daddy cause you're an awful lot like him
I can see the board of education is about to be applied again

Yes he applied the board of education to the seat of my learning
It didn't take no genius to get a hold of me
Been all around this country and I've seen some bridges burn
but, the board of education is the only way I learn






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Thanks VMarguarite for the use of your picture. It goes so nicely with my lyrics.
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