My Poem

  1. Ale Mercado Illustration for My Poem by Louise Kelly

They say education is most important
Yet my first day of secondary school
I got given out to
Because I had 2 pairs of earrings in my ears

They say education is most important
Yet they seem more focused
On if we have our hair dyed too colourful
Or if we don’t have acceptable shoes

If they say education is most important
Why does it matter if our skirt isn’t 2 inches below the knee
Why does it matter if we have a tie that is visible around our collar

Why do we come to school expecting to learn
When they think what’s most important
Is how we look?