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A Professor Died in Poverty

A professor died in poverty
Today
You might wonder how
That can be
And I wonder with you

You see more than
Half of all professors
Get paid poverty wages
So, it is little wonder
That one dies in poverty

I wonder if god exists
Where a college president makes
Half a million per year
And half his employees
Scrape to pay for heat

All powerful, you say
The wonder of the heavens
How can that be
When not just professors
When so many die
In poverty?

Teacher’s Comment – A Poem

It would seem to me that
In your opinion the
Smart thing to do would
Be to take the easy road:

Write poetry and
Get rich!


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