My Strict Headmaster

my test
to be intuitive in the
art of perfection
there is no accepted curve
no cram for this course
I’m in for the long term

There is only one grade
for every err
a proof occurs
another invitation
to perfection
that must be the mark!
I can not allow any slip slack
without ardent study
or myopia will creep

my sincerest rod
is loss
loss of what could be now but
now can’t be
loss of
potential
and death repress life

correction
is dispatched vehemently
not done as the masochist
that would be dismissive
it’s a scared bookmark in the heart
faithful reproof
lessens lessons to come
more potential
lived

but as student
recourse is requisite
if some day I may know the answer
before the test

 

Written by Scott Schoffstall
©  February 03, 2011
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn

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About Scott Schoffstall

I'm a relatively new poet having started in earnest 11/2010. I have sought the authentic and am still on that quest. I've diverged from the norm yet always reached for the universal. My interests were always beyond the here and now. Beyond the taste, touch, smell, hear, see. Where the mind and the spirit transcend the physical. They say perception is reality. Is it? Are we truly all there is?

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