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Math Student
Woe to the math student,
In an advanced class,
Who tries oh so hard,
And yet can’t seem to pass
The equations are evil,
The numbers, nonsense
And all the test grades
Contain dark suspense

Woe to the math student,
A slave to the book
Odd answers are in back –
Oh so tempting to look
Who studies for hours,
And stares at the page,
The body is paralyzed,
But inside, so much rage

Woe to the math student,
Doomed to the grave,
If surviving to the bell,
The soul may be saved,
But oh, when returned home
There awaits homework,
The student, in despair,
Calls the teacher a jerk

Woe to the math student
Who will surely die
The numbers are deadly,
And no one knows why
The brain has shut down,
The body is weak,
And oh, what’s awaiting
In math class next week?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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nikkigonefishin said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm
This really put a smile on my face because it is the same way I feel in my math class. I have always s.u.cked in math and can relate to this poem. Awesome job and keep writing :)
 
snowconelove said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 3:10 am
I did a poem movie and poem analysis on this! AWSOME!
 
Kaleighgirl97 said...
May 31, 2011 at 10:07 pm
lol! Awesome! so true and i can definitely relate.
 
ArabQuest said...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 11:35 am
Dude, same here! I have math! But I love your poem! Keep up the good work!
 
buggzbunnie said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm
i can relate  math is my worst subject by far i pass with a d every quarter .
 
Cityboy13 said...
Mar. 22, 2011 at 8:39 am
Relateability is a plus. Good.
 
l.iney said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm
I know exactly this feeling and you described it perfectly. Love it
 
livelovemusicandpoetry said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm
Math definately my fatal weekness
 
mandaloreP said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm
Very relatable, math sucks.
 
BrittieVee said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm
its actually insane how much i can relate to this poem, im an A+ student in everything, but math makes no since, and no matter how hard i try, math seems to be a F on every report card. its BS..
 
o-nize replied...
Jan. 6, 2011 at 9:21 am
then your not a A student! lol
 
the_recreational_spirit replied...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

i feel the same i was never any  good at math

 

 
starsandotherthings said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 11:15 am
this is exactly how i feel. its like u hit me rite at the core. AMAZING!! i hope to ad more from u
 
S M Wells said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm
I laughed till my sides ached, and yet I thorily agree,.
 
bilbogirl said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm

AMEN! lol i love this :D

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olican16 said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 11:16 am
I hate math so much... im  in advanced classes and my teacher is  a huge jerk. You know, its hard to tske instructions from somone who yells shutup all the time and is soooo rude when when your mom or another adult is around and u see her at,um i dont know maybe WALMART she is so nice and asks if you know where the "sun dried tomatoes are" UGGGG..... sorry any way i added this as one of my favs!! great job!
 
olican16 replied...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

Sorry i had a few grammer mistakes here is what i meant to say:

I hate math so much... im  in advanced classes and my teacher is  a huge jerk. You know, its hard to take instructions from somone who yells shut up all the time and is soooo rude when unless your mom or another adult is around and u see her at,um i dont know maybe, WALMART she is so nice and asks if you know where the "sun dried tomatoes are" when your mom is nezxt to you and then you find them and take them... (more »)

 
olican16 replied...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 11:20 am

sorry more mistakes... you see im a perfectionist!! here we go again:

I hate math so much... im  in advanced classes and my teacher is  a huge jerk. You know, its hard to take instructions from somone who yells shut up all the time and is soooo rude unless your mom or another adult is around and u see her at,um i dont know maybe, WALMART she is so nice and asks if you know where the "sun dried tomatoes are" when your mom is next to you and then you find them and take... (more »)

 
angellovesyou said...
May 21, 2010 at 11:01 am
i hate math with a burning passion!!!
 
Tenthmuse said...
May 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm
You pretty much summed up the feeling of math class. Hopelessness, weakness, torture... :)
 
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