Flea Ridden

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Survival, To Save Your Kind, Truth

I don’t need an MBA
Because it is of no use to me.
I am surrounded by degrees.
People have diplomas like fleas.

I don’t need an MFA
Because it will not increase my pay.
A mountain of debt I would explore
Making allies and enemies waiting for tenure.

I don’t need a PhD.
I don’t need to hear doctor to be free
Because being an artist is all I need.
Artist is the only title I will concede.

I am surrounded by people who do
The same clicking and typing voodoo.
Who don’t realize that to make truly great things
All one needs is creativity.

Creativity can’t be found in a class.
Creativity can’t be found on a map.
Creativity is so often under tasked
Because most people are wearing a mask.

Having their creativity stolen from them
They enjoy forcing artists into the same system.
Will artists ever find the validity they deserve?
Only from within their hearts can respect be served.



  1. emil
    October 5, 2010

    that is awesome!
    love the mckennah clip too.

  2. Byron King
    October 5, 2010

    thanks Emil. love your energy. Can the way be found? I’m fine with my title these days. I had issues with the word Artist when I was young but now find it to be the only word that can describe my life’s journey and the only job title I’ve ever really had.


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