Rebellion 1 It's an honour! You can't refuse... It's a matter of honour, so I do refuse. How did we get to this: antlers locked with the establishment; my almost outlaw status; my stand for human rights? Unprecedented in the annals of the school that one should spurn a prefect's badge! The badge was not the problem. Surely somewhere someone's charter says all human beings have the right to spurn a cap with yellow tassels. Rebellion 2 Rebellion two came three terms later: my request for transfer out - to art school if you please. Nasty place. Unacademic. Uniforms there, blue and green; corduroy and velveteen - and pork pie hats are all the rage! My heels dug in more deeply now. The new art master took the blame. Too damned good at his art game. Bohemian, the pair of us. I left uncherished and unblessed. ..................................Stu McPherso (Poems of Hate and Hope) at dVerse ~ Poets' Pub has set "Rebellion" as this weeks topic.
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Sunday, 2 September 2012
My Two Stands for Human Freedom
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Both seem to me to be damn fine rebellions.
This says it all, the cruelty of school life and the need to rebel. Good for your narrator. Thanks, Dave.
uniformity makes me rebel as well...you wouldn't expect this in an art school...
Good pair of poems !!!
Nice take and stand Twice now who likes uniforms
So, you were a rebel. I knew you spoke your mind. Glad you won your battles.
To rebel for a cause,big or small doesn't matter. We make our voice heard so that others are aware. True to principle Dave!
Some really interesting thoughts in this David...there are prefects everywhere...even in art school- and this is something I think about quite a lot....who are 'they'...who are the ones who decide what you can do, what is good art...what is 'up to standard'... because in my mind there is only one person...and that is you! Very well written pieces...made me feel quite strongly actually! thank you or sharing!
Sometimes its so freeing to rebel. You little rebel you! :)
Nice read Dave. I couldn't stand the uniforms either.
The opposite of how they are these days, in schools, I suspect. Still, I suyppose at least they cared - some schools don't even care. Would that have been better, I wonder?
ugh....uniforms at an art school...that seems like an oxymoron and stifling to creativity...
Both strong poems. I like them both. Now to dig into a weeks worth of your posts from while I was at the seashore....
You know, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do....and consequences be damned! YOU do strike me as the kind of person who wouldn't be a slave to conformity.
Oh dear. Yes - art school can raise problems for parents! And perhaps teachers!
Wonderful details here. k.
Rebellion does bring to mind school doesn't it? Here the public junior high kids have to wear uniforms and they don't like it at all.
Sometimes there is no option but to rebel, and you were a true inspiration here, Dave!
Love it :)
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I thought so at the time. Thanks.
Thanks for saying this.
No, there was no uniform at the art school. It was just the head saying that rebels are conformists in their own way. Sorry, I didn't make that clear.
Thanks. Much appreciated.
i'm still basically averse to unifirms - but more mellow in my dislike.
Thanks. We rebels have to!
This is very true - in many cases. Some are more important.
Poems of hate and hope
Thanks for this. I fully agree, though it reminds of an arguament that used to rage at art school: who is the best judge of whether a work of art is successful? Some would say the artist, because only he knew whether the original vision had been cnveyed or not. Others said he was the least reliable of judges.
Yes, it does free - the spirit, at least. Thanks.
Yes, schools then and now have little in common. On the surface, at least. Though most still insist on uniforms, but more acceptable statements of school identity - not caps and certainly not with yellow tassels!
My poor drafting, I'm afraid. Please see reply to Claudia.
Good to have you back. Hope the venture was as successful in all respects as it seemed to me.
Not willingly, I wouldn't, no! Thanks for saying this.
Few kids do, but few schools ask the kids.
Thanks so much. Appreciate the support.
Surprising - and good - to realise there is so much negativity towards uniforms - even among the cognoscenti!
I think you and I would have been sympatico schoolmates back in the day!
Love the way you broke this into two separate yet related rebellions.
I could have done with a mate back then. I think I'd got myself a bit of a reputation as a rebel, which was why I brought in the two rebellions. Thanks for the comment.
Marvellous. It brought back memories of my time in both secondary school and college. My rebellion was to start thinking independently.
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