21st Century High Schooler

October 28, 2012
By WideEyedAndHopeful SILVER, Calabasas, California
WideEyedAndHopeful SILVER, Calabasas, California
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I want to contract into a ball as the opportunity around me atrophies,
Depression comes as a black dog to chew up the remaining bits of my dignity,
My GPA moans as it is bitten by the vile beast,
And the Ivy Leagues laugh by the coast to the East

Judged not by effort, judged by mark,
While the clever cheat on tests and sing with the beauty of the lark,
The clever have cheated the system, and to the system it is fair,
It is as blind as a bat but it still swoops in the air

To catch those bugs, those vermin that cheat,
While my over dwelling mind has smite me; I am defeat,
I can create a sculpture, watch its beauty glisten,
While the superiors turn away because they won't listen

In a world of billions, ignorance is bliss,
In a school like a factory, it is hit or miss,
I want to contract into a ball as the opportunity around me atrophies,
Depression comes as a black dog to chew up the remaining bits of my dignity



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on Nov. 28 2012 at 11:51 pm
WideEyedAndHopeful SILVER, Calabasas, California
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Thanks that means so much!!! :)

on Nov. 28 2012 at 11:50 pm
WideEyedAndHopeful SILVER, Calabasas, California
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Thanks that means so much!!!  :)

on Nov. 5 2012 at 3:42 am
WriterGirl1197 SILVER, Hamden, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."-Socrates

Omg this is incredible! So beautiful and it flows effortlessly. This poem is beyond words! -Writtergirl1197

on Nov. 4 2012 at 5:54 pm
WideEyedAndHopeful SILVER, Calabasas, California
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Thanks!  This was my poem, it is just labeled under anonymous by mistake.  But thanks a lot I plan on continuing :D

on Nov. 4 2012 at 5:02 pm
haileeinc BRONZE, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Work until your idols become your rivals", "May the bridges I burn light the way"

This was relatable and well written. I liked it alot. Don't stop writing. Amazing job!


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