Exceptional | Teen Ink


May 16, 2019
By jrewing22 BRONZE, Boiling Springs, South Carolina
jrewing22 BRONZE, Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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I sit here in class.

Thinking of what I should write about

Trying my hardest to come up with an exceptional poem

“Just choose something you feel passionate about”,

My teacher says.

I know what I feel passionate about,

But how do I string the words together the right way?

How do I make them flow?

Oh poems are just overexaggerated.

Must I elaborate on everything I write,

As if I am writing a love song?

Must I write as if I am strongly moved by the subject,

Even though I’m just being what my teacher calls


Oh poems just confuse me

Must they use such language that throws me off faster than a bull could?

Must they stretch so long that reading it feels like my brain is running a mile?

“Make it long and deep, at least a page long”,

My teacher says,

Excited to read another one of my

She uses the word “exceptional”


Oh poems are just hard to write

I’ve sat here

Watching the minutes on the clock tick away

Writing a complete abomination of a poem

I just want to finish

Oh look!

This is practically a page long

I’m done!! :)

Hope you like it, Mrs. Coyle.

I hope it's


The author's comments:

Exceptional: unusually good; outstanding.

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