My Personal Corner of Hell

May 18, 2010
By twobitslvr PLATINUM, Sedro-Woolley, Washington
twobitslvr PLATINUM, Sedro-Woolley, Washington
42 articles 4 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not go where the path may lead, but go intsead here there is no path and leave a trail.


Every five minutes—glance—
At the ever-ticking—ever-tocking—
Monster mounted on
The wall. Keeping us—
Trapped in this—room—
Of Devils—Teachers—
Goddesses—the teacher favorite.

The bell rings—on cue
They jump—out of their
Seats—not one second—
Missed—friends await in—
Halls out of the doors.
We are trapped in this—prison—
My mother’s design of—
Hell—specifically concocted
For me—a hater of school.

Those black hands—
Keeping me inside—
Keeping me—in this—
Corner of Hell. Eyes—
Stare at me—pentrating
My—skull—gluing me to
This—scorpion-cursed—
Desk—in the back of the—
Room, directly under that—
Clock.


The author's comments:
I was reading an Emily Dickinson poem when I was inspired by her form, how she picks up exactly where the dash should be placed. So, I began to write. Now this poem is not from my point of view, but how I feel others may view their time spent in school.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1 comment.


liz975 SILVER said...
on Jun. 11 2010 at 6:56 pm
liz975 SILVER, Hollis, New Hampshire
5 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go out and do it. The world needs people who are alive."

wow!! this was really good, especially if you're going by how other people may feel, not how you actually feel!! Great job, the dashes kind of gave me that halting feel that many students probably experience in school, like jerking in and out of paying attention to the lesson. I'm not sure if that made any sense, but great job! I love it!


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!