Each of us is brilliant with an internal
Light that illuminates inside and out:
Intelligence, that gift that lets us
Teach, learn, discover, describe and
Everyone has it – but not everyone
Learns it is theirs to use and enjoy.
Ignorant that they share this gift, some say
This intelligence and its fruits is
Elitist. But why? Intelligence is not
Like money or status – in sharing it we all become
Information millionaires. Yet crushing forces
Teach many to exclude themselves from the
Expertise should be valued and open to all whose
Learning or curiosity makes their voices worth hearing.
Ignorance should never be prized, just prised open
To let in the light (and the heated debate!) of
Excellence is our birthright. To question is to
Live alive to the world. Having the daring to
Inquire opens the door to discovery. And seeking
Truth is a gift, a joy and a challenge for
An acrostic poem inspired by the Carnival of the Elitist Bastards.