Failure.

October 11, 2017
By SimoneTS SILVER, San Leandro, California
SimoneTS SILVER, San Leandro, California
9 articles 5 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay sane inside insanity


Falling, Flailing, Failing
Unearthing foul feelings
For future fermentations
of our firm
educational
farce. Free
focus floats away from
us as freedom is forgot
in exchange for a nice,
safe, typical
success story.
Your fear is
a justifiable
price of the
end figure.


The author's comments:

This is a concrete poem, also known as a shape poem, in the shape of an F. Since F is synonymous with failure due to its widespread use in grading, it often evokes a very strong emotional response in the reader that I wanted to bring out. Furthermore, since the poem itself is about the shortcomings of our educational system, a symbol associated with academia was perfect for it. Lastly, I wanted to draw intention to the irony that the very moment a student gets a F, not only is their work being failed literally, but they are being failed metaphorically by the school system as well. 


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