"Education is what you need to get ahead,
And the money for it will be easy to earn."
That's what the man in the well-pressed uniform said.
Little did I know how much I had to learn,
Like whom I can and whom I cannot trust.
It's knowledge I need to live from one day to the next,
While every pore of my skin is filled with dust,
And the hardened faces around me serve as my text.
Here I am, stuck in a low-grade, high-tension war,
He'd just been telling me how they couldn't make ends meet
What a way to die!
I wonder if the misled folks at home would mind
With apologies to Wilfred Owen.
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