Annoyance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


I cross theborder
(showing ID, of course),
I leave the restraints of"Grammar-land" easily
and encompass the freedom of"Poem-wood"
Here I am unfettered by rules,
unruled bybooks.
I put a comma, here, here, or even there,
And then write anincomplete thought
to pass as a sentence.
I use exclamation marksfreely!
not stopping to contemplate
I am no longer afraid of thegoverning body,
ruling supreme in the wake of red ink.
I misusegerunds
and think in nonparallel terms.
I write because Ican,
not because I have to.
But soon I hear the bell, beckoningme.
And sadly I step over the threshold of the classroomdoor.



This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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writingis4ever said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 4:23 am
i really love this poem!! i feel exactly the same way... i wish that school would just let us write freely, rather than structuring our every sentence. great job!!
 
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