Mandatory Poem MAG

By Brandon Sprague, Hull, MA

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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on Jun. 30 2010 at 11:16 am
peacelovepoetry, Florissant, Missouri
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on May. 1 2010 at 9:19 am
Sketched97 PLATINUM, Silver Spring, Maryland
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Its really really good, but not exactly original.

ponzianif said...
on 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 surely fail,” seems to be a couplet that all students can relate to when dealing with homework. Overall, this piece is a fantastic literary work. I cannot wait to read more from you!

on Jul. 7 2009 at 2:55 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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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!

on Jul. 7 2009 at 3:28 am
Angels1031 BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
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lol this poem was really funny, i can definitely relate to this situation. plz check out sum of my poems too.

on Jul. 6 2009 at 5:46 pm
Malory_Sturling BRONZE, Medford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Good writing can make you look at something unbelievable and doubt yourself by believing that it is real." ♥

"You can get a thousand compliments, but one failure can tear you down; don't let it."
~Malory Sturling ♥

that's cute! i like it

Duckie430 said...
on Jul. 6 2009 at 3:24 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

lol. i like this. :)

on Jul. 6 2009 at 1:08 pm
MissAmbitious BRONZE, Okinawa, Other
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Chrissy_L GOLD said...
on Jul. 6 2009 at 1:32 am
Chrissy_L GOLD, Ramsey, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

Ha, this is so funny! I love how well it flows.

on Jul. 5 2009 at 6:35 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

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.

tweedle dee said...
on Jul. 5 2009 at 12:44 pm
this was good, we've all been in that place :)

jbradford96 said...
on Jul. 5 2009 at 6:02 am
jbradford96, Kamuela, Hawaii
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This is really cute and original. Nice work!

aeb119 said...
on 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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