As flowers call for the sun and rain,
Industry calls for fresh new minds.
Those who are there aren’t there forever,
So we must learn what they know
And be capable of adding more to
Keep it functioning and progressive.
 
Schools prepare us to be able to step in
With a general knowledge to be able to
Grasp their ideas and use some of our own.
If we can’t understand what they are doing,
How can we be of service to them?
How can industry progress without us?
We must go back to school
And prove ourselves capable
Of helping it along.

As featured in "The Belt and Beyond."

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Robert L. Martin
over 1 year

My ego is swelling up. Now all I have do is start working hard to live up to and make myself worthy of what you said. Thank you Nelson for everything you said. I love your writing also. You have a wonderful choice of words You have a lot of qualities that I wish I had.

Robert L. Martin
over 1 year

I regret that I didn't have enough schooling

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

@Robert: But you are a master in arts and letters. Your poems, alone, betray your cognitive power-your intuition and intellect reflected in your work here in Poeticous (ones I’ve read so far as there are millions of them).

I said “alone” as I know you also love music, your soul you said.

Geniuses tend to reject the rigid formality of taught education. Sometimes gut feeling combined with inherent intellect can pave the way to wider horizon.

You are way up there in my short list of geniuses. My privilege to have met you here in Poeticous and partake in your world of poetry.

I truly thank you, words not lightly thrown.

Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

Precisely. I could not have participated successfully in the calling I chose had I not attended a school that prepared me to to be able. And gained many friends to boot. Like the flowers attracting the pollinators when they bloom.

Like. Thanks Robert.

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