He had inscribed the law
upon each and every heart.
He had bestowed free will
each to his chosen part.
He had left them in serenity
for just enough was taught.
They chose to persist with a rule lacking and tread on the path with danger fraught.
John furtively approached the seamless board.
His effrontery just astounding.
Face flushed red, blood pumping hard,
He replaced the teacher’s answer with his own.
It was just only rounding.
“A little tweak here,
What’s the harm? was the thought that ran through Jimmy.
but the truth place above
has more negativity
Kathryn recognized Jim’s mistake
A laugh, raucous, earsplitting, high
She began to prevaricate
after all, what is a lie?
A number did not believe in any
of them Lily was among
She furiously wrote a justification
rationalizing, reasoning, wrong
The class now scattered in separate nations
each to his own truth
forgetting their knowledge was the creations
of the teacher still in the room
like a flame lit to a wick
the classroom erupts with those in it
every one to his own answer is heard
Mary states the answer’s three
she resides in the minority
mocking, scorning irritatingly pleasant
Tim persuades it is nonexistent
amy pushes 5734293 but how she got that is a mystery
and then sam said four in a second split
now his support is dying quick
what of the ones apathetic and bored
what of the ones who scream the truth is seven and of those that can stand two to five but not nine to eleven and those that love ten and those that hate eight and those that worship nineteen cause it’s on the doorplate
and what of the ones that praise fifteen as well as sixteen and seventeen though they they misspell and those that choose six because of morale those that don’t say but begin to foretell those that say none just to rebel those that choose infinity put it in a nutshell and those that resell and those who outyell and those who believe
of the ones who fasten on the first believe his written work believe it’s right though the public opposes believe it’s irreplaceable to infinity and beyond all the reasons and recently revealed revelations believe the axiom, demolished, dismantled, alive, eradicated, abolished, exterminated, survives and they cling to the Teacher’s every word tho’ their actions be broken whom are their faces turned toward
words of description to each mind is fed
we need a new king, a new answer to head
our progress to answers unspoken unsaid
if we can’t decide
then whoever could¿
for so mnay to be worng wehn we cnat dciede
sreluy so mnay cnaont mkae up a lie
boraedn yuor mnid and yuo’ll see taht all can be ture
the olny one worng is
what to do
what to do
the Teacher sees and knows it’s his cue
Ascending above all, Teacher arises.
Considering all, He knows, no surprises.
The bell has rung.
Time to gather or discard what each paper comprises.