You're Smart But MAG

February 12, 2010
By meritbadge GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
meritbadge GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
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98, written,
On your Pre-Calc test. You curse
Off those last two points.

His low GPA
Your arrogant grin. “Oh, he's
One of the dumb ones.”

I see you punching
Numbers in calculators
Wounds in people's hearts


The author's comments:
To a boy who mistakingly puts studying before friendship.

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avaavez BRONZE said...
on Nov. 4 2015 at 11:41 am
avaavez BRONZE, Oullaville, Indiana
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I agree that friends can be more important than grades at times because sometimes we need people to talk with. But, having an attitude to where you think, “’Oh, he's One of the dumb ones.’” To someone who may not understand things as well as others is not how I roll. I disagree because not all smart people are as arrogant. I am smart and have friends, not a bunch, but still. This poem makes me wonder if other people think I am also arrogant, which I am not.

on Jun. 13 2013 at 5:13 pm
Athena19 SILVER, Central Point, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
'Love people. Cook them tasty food.' -Penzey's Spices

I can totally relate! I had a friend like this, who was always too busy for friends, and it can be really exasperating!

on Feb. 23 2013 at 9:45 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

It's a good piece really , but I agree with nana79music91, some smart are so caring that they make it their goal to help others out as much as they can..I have a friend who helped all her other friends, she solves like ten or more people's study problems...I try to do that too,..she's too perfect though..It's hard to be like her.. But I sure do like the poem! Congratulations for gettin it published!

on Dec. 8 2012 at 10:59 pm
nana79music91 SILVER, Adkins, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I agree yet disagree, if that makes any sense... I agree that friends can be more important than grades, at times. But I dissagree because not all smart people are as oblivious or snooty as he is. I am smart and have friends, not a lot mind you, but still... I am quite reserved so its hard for me to make new friends, but this poem makes me wonder if other people think I'm snooty or just shy...  

yemkae BRONZE said...
on Oct. 27 2012 at 7:21 pm
yemkae BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
" A sucsessful person is one that has built a foundation of bricks that other people have trown at them"

i disagreev because feiends come and go but your education will always be there, and when people see how educated you are they wiil respect you and want to becme your frends  

BlackFTW said...
on May. 4 2012 at 6:25 pm
BlackFTW, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Everything I say is a lie.

No offence, but obviously this person takes pride in their work. It's not always a bad thing...

on Mar. 24 2012 at 6:56 pm
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
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Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

yup. we just have to wait until then.

Skeezics GOLD said...
on Mar. 23 2012 at 7:16 pm
Skeezics GOLD, Eatonville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
A childs voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who have forgotten how to listen.
Everyone faces obsticals. What defines you is how you overcome them. -J.R. Celski

exactly. its hard but we have to just face each day with a grain of salt and know that it will get better someday

on Mar. 21 2012 at 10:16 pm
BalladOfMonaLisa PLATINUM, Na, Other
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Favorite Quote:
To love and to be loved; to hurt and to be hurt. These are the ideals that make up humanity. ~Me (Lisa)

I agree with you as well. M ost people don't like me as me, and they just want to change me. Some "friends" aren't really friends at all. I learned that the hard way. My parents are really protective too, and they don't want me to talk to anyone they don't know, which makes it harder to make friends.

.king. SILVER said...
on Mar. 20 2012 at 1:04 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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Favorite Quote:
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

Niether did I , It's saying that friendship is more important that Studying...

.king. SILVER said...
on Mar. 20 2012 at 1:02 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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Favorite Quote:
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

I kinda disagree, I'm a quite very quiet person...  Girls just giggle and play around all throughout class, I've never spoke 2 niether of them. Even tho I try 2 be freindly people push me away, I've been going 2 classes for 2 years now. And the last time I've tried 2 be freindly and shoke thier hands, I totally regret it even tho I know it's a bad thing. Knowlege beats Freindship... In my mind no1's born 2 be loved no1's born 2 be hated... I've only had 1 best friend during my Whole life, she moved away so it's like I have none.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:39 pm
GreaterUnknown BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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This poem generalizes "smarter" people as arrogant. Sure, I agree that good grades doesn't always mean that you are smart, but not all "smart" people are snotty like that.

umadbro BRONZE said...
on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:37 pm
umadbro BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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I don't get it.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:36 pm
Alyssa897 BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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good way to express you'r anger toward bad grades!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:36 pm
JayClay2 BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Deep and amazing but really true. I really like it. :)

on Feb. 6 2012 at 4:24 am
GingerLily BRONZE, Aulnay-sur-Mauldre, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world" - Oscar Wilde

This is really true. You capture that concept perfectly . . . A person's value in society shouldn't depend on their grades.

on Dec. 24 2011 at 3:57 am
Wildflower30 SILVER, Kolkata, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Create your own sayings, for only then do they make sense most. ---- Me

This is really amazing.

on Jun. 7 2011 at 12:17 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I really like this.

mgraves GOLD said...
on May. 11 2011 at 8:39 pm
mgraves GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
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Wonderful! This is how I always felt about arrogant honors students in high school. I never had the guts to say that they live in their own little worlds that seclude those who don't have perfect GPAs. I had a lot of things going on in my personal life in high school and my GPA suffered, but people don't realize that grades don't always reflect on a person's intelligence. Thank you for shining the light on this misconception in such a simple and elegant manner!

Nevah GOLD said...
on Mar. 13 2011 at 8:33 pm
Nevah GOLD, Horseheads, New York
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This is beautifully written. I espicially liked how the stanzaas are haikus. I thought this was put together quite nicely. Great job!




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