Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road

    Kamuela, Hawaii, 96743

    Copyright 2018


    May 17, 2017

    Loud school bells

    Loud hallways

    Now that algebra’s over time to go kick some balls around

    On a pitch of patchy green

    As if the green I see doesn't already make me want to be a teen

    Oh now it’s 3:30

    Time to go help some vegetables eat their mush

    While I give their ill-breed arms and legs a push

    Great now I have a chewed  prune splattered across my shirt

    Oh it’s Jake wait no I don’t how to flirt

    Move move homework and tests

    Study study study


    Don’t know the rest

    Oh crap dinner time

    Now’s the moment to be lectured of my crimes

    “Go out more”

    “Make friends”

    “Volunteer more”  

    “Get a 100 on that test otherwise you didn't give your best”


    We were told to be rounded

    Do sports do well in school

    Help prunes at an elderly home

    We were told that we had to be perfect

    And to deflect those from our lives that took us away from the values you imposed

    But now I question

    What if I want to be a square or a triangle?

    And avoid being rounded

    What if I wanted to help the druggies ?

    Too much on their hands anyways

    What if I wanted to do academics OR sports?

    Mind you not and


    They tell us that school and everything in life should be balanced

    But they hold an expectation that we should...

    Complete 12 hours of homework  

    72 of community service

    60 of sports

    Minimum requirements

    Oh and go adventure make friends

    This remains unlisted on their make amends


    I was advised against being friends with Ashley

    Because she said “let’s go play and do homework later”

    Then you make me see that Ashley was trashley


    And now it's time to go learn the numbers of pi

    It’s time to go take a flight

    Through the numbers of sine and cosine which apparently have much might


    But now I can see clearly

    This is the end of your reign

    You regal dane

    I will live my life and have adventures

    No more prunes

    Only sand dunes

    Far away from here


    This is where it ends

    Oh it's 3:30

    Time to go hassle monkeys and ride tsunami waves.

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