MY Theme for English B

March 31, 2009
By Hannah:] SILVER, Temperance, Michigan
Hannah:] SILVER, Temperance, Michigan
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The instructor said,

Go home and write

a page tonight.

And let that page come out of you—

Then, it will be true.

“Let that page come out of you”
out of me, but who is me?
I seem defined to others—
my friends and family
but to me, who’s me?
a giver? a reader? a friend?

How do I define me?
or do I have no choice?
am I who I choose to be?
or am I just as others see?

Maybe at 16 I’ll never know
perhaps it’s privileged, and
I’ll one day be shown
but until then I’ll wait
confused and misled
until an answer comes into my head

The author's comments:
This is may take on the Langston Hughes poem "Theme for English B"

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on Apr. 13 2009 at 1:36 am
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

oh, yes! of course.. i love Langston Hughes! quite nicely put!

EdytD SILVER said...
on Apr. 12 2009 at 8:48 pm
EdytD SILVER, Livingston, New Jersey
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I like it - at first, I thought that it would be one of those poems that just say "I need to write a poem... blah blah blah... here it is!" but it turned out differently. Hughes writes about what he is, but you write about what defines you (which isn't the same thing).

I really like your poetry - I love the direct style; after reading it, I sit back and think, rather than simply moving on.

on Apr. 11 2009 at 3:39 am
Hannah:] SILVER, Temperance, Michigan
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Thank you!

on Apr. 10 2009 at 4:10 pm
IRBFGW DIAMOND, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Hey, assbutt!" Supernatural, Castiel.

Nice, very clever


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