Learning that from which is taught,
expanding minds, from that which is sought,
teaching that from which they hope,
giving ignorance, desperately trying to cope,
wondering youths eager and caught, 
sitting patiently, never seeking to halt,
closing eyes and letting them sleep.
Losing interest, this illusion cannot keep
finding things to distract the mind
standing alone at the fountains side 
slipping suddenly so steadily steep
words wanting in wisdom weep
forgetful of them that sought to teach
ignorance in place much easier a reach.
written by: Timothy Farren