January 19, 2011
By Kaeya BRONZE, Oak Brook, Illinois
Kaeya BRONZE, Oak Brook, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt

Come times when my inner serenity is
As something daunting, something unfathomable, confronts me instead.
Let no change of wind nor strenuous decision
Lay its seeds of burden within me, I chant. For
“Emotions should inhibit no Teflon coated soul,” as my grandfather once said.
Now is the time, rather, to step out of the shadow.
“Go with the flow” is the name of my game, for anxiety will
Ebb and contentment will resurface.

The author's comments:
I have grown to be a proud individual throughout high school and I feel this poem portrays my growth, and evolution into who I am today.

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