|Music: A Ei Di'r 'Deryn Du.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.
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|Graduates are people
Rewarded with some letters by their names.
An education must be more than these.
Doubtful bosses aren't playing games.
Unless you know the things you need to know,
And have a mind honed well by what you've learned,
The piece of paper might as well be snow –
It is the least of what you here have earned.
Of what value have these hard years been?
Now that depends on how much you put in.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon