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I have to write a poem for English
But I don’t know what’s right to write
Maybe I can use school as the theme
I think I actually might

But school is such a lame topic
I need something much better
Like family and friends, or possibly sports
Or the ever-changing New England weather

Whatever one I decide to write
I have to make it good
A lot of lines, a couple rhymes
Some vocab words? I should

Geopolitics and myopia, perhaps
But neither of those words rhyme
It makes no sense to put those in
And I’m running out of time

If I don’t write a poem soon
I think I’ll surely fail
If I don’t hurry up
There will be nothing for me to mail

And I still don’t have a topic
I’ll never get this done
A poem shouldn’t be this hard to write
A single one! Just one

A peculiar thing just happened
That I have stumbled upon
It seems I wrote a poem
From simply rambling on!

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DanceAwayThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 1, 2010 at 9:19 am:
Its really really good, but not exactly original.
 
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ponzianif said...
Oct. 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm:
Bravo! Just out of curiosity, was this ever a poem for a school assignment?
I love your rhyme scheme in this ballad. The way you incorporated words that we do not use everyday, like “Geopolitics and myopia, perhaps,” makes a great connection between school and the rambling on which the poem is based.
The way that you take an everyday, boring assignment and make into a clever ballad is incredible. “If I don’t write a poem soon / I think I’ll surel... (more »)
 
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HayWire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm:
meh. it had a good rhyme scheme, but i think maybe the idea has been a little over done.. i dont know, thats just me.

but i like your writing, so write more!
 
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SexiAngel said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 3:28 am:
lol this poem was really funny, i can definitely relate to this situation. plz check out sum of my poems too.
 
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Molliee7 said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 5:46 pm:
that's cute! i like it
 
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MissAmbitious said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm:
coolness
 
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Chrissy_L said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 1:32 am:
Ha, this is so funny! I love how well it flows.
 
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lovehate29This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm:
Very good. It's so interesting and throughout the poem I was thinking "well here's a poem, you're writing it" LOL. Good job.
 
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tweedle dee said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm:
this was good, we've all been in that place :)
 
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jbradford96 said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 6:02 am:
This is really cute and original. Nice work!
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm:
lol. i like this. :)
 
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aeb119 said...
May 19, 2009 at 11:20 pm:
i love ths poem how you were expressing your feelings through a poem and didn't even notice it.

P.S. what poem did you use for english?!
 
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