Ayes against educational privileges

Leaving the debating chambers through the right-hand side of the door

they voted against the entrenched and prolonged inequalities

prevailing in society; ayes against educational privileges,

noes to money, influence and status, over being a local collaborator

And the motion failed. Looking around at all these faces who can afford

to tread on these wooden and rigid floors: social diversity in time of scarcity

was their grandfather a farmer, their grandmother a typist before pregnancy?

Did they come from humble beginnings or were they personally invited to the springboard?

Aware of educational and vocational privileges so to take a stand

while swiftly benefiting fully from the one-sided system

what will they do with what has been given to them?

burry the gift away or alternatively trust and cultivate the land