Curriculum Vitae

I can't stand it, this little system we find ourselves stuck in;
these rankings of numbers and alphabet letters to indicate superiority, undermining the majority of E-grade students who work in the storehouses, sweatshops and McDonald's for an honest day's meager pay who, I don't know, f
eed and clothe the rest of the world and the canonized minority, statistical absurdities who sit at the top in their safeguarded fortresses, all back massages and shiny fingernails; who don't carry bricks across bridges each day.

I can't stand it, this little system we find ourselves stuck in;
this
everyone's
equal
and everyone's
special
but some are more equal and special than others

these big golden badges and achievers' ties, with the shiniest smiles who didn't get caught;
the ones who spat back in authority's face, and now strut about like they own the place
I can't stand it, this system we find ourselves stuck in

Twelve years of five days a week in subjects they choose, expanded horizons and little black shoes
reduced to a few sheets of paper

white, with black ink

typed(size twelve)

seldom with photographs.

Name

Date of Birth, Current Age

Colour (of your epidermis) [roughly grouped]

Telephone and Email and Physical Address
Driver's license? (copy, if yes)

Education, past vocations, extra-curricular occupations

Community Service (What have you given that we want you to take back?)

References, you must have those, but no shoes
Nobody's going to be walking a meter inside of them.

7 comments:

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  2. Inasmuch as we would both like this world to be ideal in its truest sense, the sad truth is, not everyone is created equal but like you, I also think that everyone has a little something to bank on. To me, what's important is to understand and do your job well whatever it is. I would praise (and I had) a good waiter and treat him like a saint if he shows me impeccable customer service. The same way that I will re-elect a great leader if I think they did awesome work the first time. I call stupid, stupid and call great, great is somewhat my motto.

    On why we have these man-made boundaries that create such disgusting inequality, that is sadly the nature of the beast I tell you. On whether that will ever change, in this kind of culture I'll say no. And probably, never.

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  3. this post officially puts you on my nosebleed category on my blogroll along with AJ....
    very nice.... i like the poetry of this post.

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  4. Oh, just when I'm having a hard time with work and everything in life. Victim and guilty.

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  5. Uy ito na ata pinakagusto kong layout ng blog mo.

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  6. There are so many things in this world that we don't have control of. But you can make your own path if you don't want to take the norm. =)

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