October 3, 2010
Explain in at least seven sentences.

Sentence one: restate your topic,
So the reader can understand what it is you are talking about
Without scrutinizing the question.
Sentence two: state opinion,
So the reader can have a glimpse into your view,
Without having to look any further.
Sentence three: elaborate,
So those who want to search further,
Have their wish fulfilled to a certain extent.
Sentence four: claim that this is just your opinion,
That it really doesn't have to matter
To anyone but you.
Sentence five: admit that you don't really know what you're talking about,
Because you are only a child,
So that the part of the world that opposes you feels slightly happier.
Sentence six: apologize to your inner writer,
For compromising your beliefs
To please the masses.
Sentence seven: Agonizingly restate the topic again,
Because you can't bear to compromise
Your writer any longer.

Now that the first paragraph is done,
Come out from under the shell of structure
And compromise.
You can think without restriction now
Because the ones who want to restrict and oppose you
Don't have to look further
Than the first paragraph.

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Tree Hugger said...
Mar. 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Very clever commentary on the way kids are taught to write today and the difficulties encountered by the truly gifted student writer
Amanda-Amata-Grace replied...
Aug. 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading!
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