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7th Grade Heartache
Seventh grade finals, my heart leaps with fright;
Is this a rhyming poem? It might
Not be because I am a writer who has learned more
Of the craft – imagery, foreshadowing, immediate repeat.
Other feats of persuasion - let me write about my
Fear of dark shadows of unknown, and you will know I am talking about
The 7th Grade Class Final Portfolio Writing Project to be done at home
While your friends are texting, going to the movies, and hanging out.
Inviting me there; it is not fair, I am all alone
With my pencil, my paper, my laptop, my cookies, my tears; NO joy.
Every time I take a glance at the blank paper before me, I feel a passion
Detest, loathe, and despair.
Such agony finds me crying in my Coke. I ask, “Who would understand this place I’m
in?” Has anyone else felt the lack of hope?
AND THEN, a light goes off in my weary brain; the sun is rising because I
See the point!
I will write to express my feelings, to enlighten other 7th Grade teens
Who have to do such a project to matriculate to
Eighth Grade Class Final Porfolio Writing Projects!
They will read my words and know that they are not alone. True learning takes place
Sometimes with agony and despair.
Just like with kindness, to connect hearts and souls by writing is a gift of