Young Can Sink

Riffing on comments that our “homeless students” choose to not to get jobs to afford apartments.

Here our “homeless” have far-off homes

From which they regularly roam

To attend the school of their choice

And find knowledge to fuel their voice.

Here “student” means one who studies

For credits or because they please,

On record or incognito —

Students are where students go.

A homeless student has no home

And does much more than lurk and roam

Around campus looking the part —

A name brand kid with golden heart.

A homeless student had a plan

Better than living in a van

But lost a puzzle piece somehow

And doesn’t want to give up now.

Both sail the same dark stormy seas,

But some sail on boats of Swiss cheese

And those who choose a boat with holes

Should plan on sinking their own goals.

Inspired by comments found here and here and here.

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