So I’ve decided to post my “I remember” poem from our poetry workshop. I wasn’t comfortable enough to share out loud during class but I will post it here!
I remember my parents fighting over every little thing.
I remember running away from home and school, thinking I was too cool.
I remember the divorce and seeing my big brother cry.
I remember my dad packing his bags and leaving.
I remember not understanding.
I remember my mother and brother fighting over every little thing.
I remember my brother packing and leaving too.
I remember shopping trips and ice cream dinners with my mother; weekends with my father and brother.
Preparación para la Universidad
es como una oruga preparando para ser una mariposa.
Univesidad será como una nueva piel por la estudiante
que todo cambia.
Pero la oruga es todavía está en la mariposa
y también el pequeña estudiante de secundaria todavía
está en la estudiante universitaria sofisticada.
Así que lo cambia en realidad?
So I’ve tried for the first time to write poetry. I’m really bad, sorry! I tried writing some limericks which I learned have an AABBA rhyme pattern.
Everyone talks about love
does it mean to find the person who fits you like a glove?
Maybe I’m just too young
and it’s too soon to be flung
into the tunnel of love.
I know its super bad but I’m going to try to write a new poem each week and maybe by the end of the year, I won’t suck!
For me growing up I’ve always kind of dreaded graduating because it meant I’d have to decide what to do with my life. Even as a young child when asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I had no clue. I never even had “silly” dreams like joining the circus. I’ve just gone through all these years of schools with no real interests or hobbies that stuck with me.
Today in AP Calc we had a sub who asked us what we were planning to do in college and all my friends had an idea of what they were going to study and yet there I was still saying I don’t know. School-wise I’ve always been roughly the same in all my classes, never had that one class that I excelled in or really enjoyed. out side of school I’ve tried pretty much every sport and hobby imaginable and none of them stuck with me either. I feel like I’m just passing through life with no interests.
I know I don’t have to decided right now and I can change my major in college but even just by choosing a college I’m narrowing down to what I want to be. The two colleges I’m seriously considering are on opposite ends of the spectrum in what they offer. I still don’t know what’s best for me. I feel so lost whenever I think about college or having a career one day.
Even though I didn’t have to write my own poem for the poetry slam today, I’m still EXTREMELY nervous. I’m not even sure why I’m nervous because I’m not scared of being in front of the class. I think its mostly because to be honest, poetry scares me.
When I was in like 5th grade, my school did a poetry writing contest and even then it horrified me. I wrote a horrible haiku about cats. We had to present them and I ended up forgetting my entire haiku. So maybe its just post traumatic stress that is making me so nervous for today. Hopefully I’ve matured since then and I feel more confident!
Well good luck to everyone! I’m sure we will all rock it!
The last AP worthy book I read (well I’m almost done! 20 pages left!) is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. This book for me started off REALLY boring. As I sat there reading it I thought my group had made a horrible decision about what AP book to read. When I got about halfway through it was all the sudden BAM interesting. All this stuff happened and it was like absolute insanity. Now that I’m almost done I’m really happy my group chose to read it:) If any of you guys need an AP book to read I suggest Dorian Gray!
I will probably finish it this weekend, so does anyone else have any good AP worthy book suggestions?
So this semester in AP lit my goal is definitely to BLOG. I’m like the worst blogger ever, I never have any inspiration to blog . Even when I actually have an idea I have too much other homework and my blog gets pushed aside, lonely and forgotten.
This semester we only have to blog once a week so I should be able to accomplish one post a week even if its on the wrong day. I’ve also decided to download the app for wordpress so if I ever randomly get blog-spiration then I will actually write my thoughts down.
Another goal for lit this semester is to focus more on my AP worthy reading. I read the assigned books but much like my blog it gets forgotten and pushed aside until I have time. Maybe I need to re-prioritize, but I honestly don’t know which AP class is most important to me. Honestly I kind of hate them all… sorry not sorry.
Finally, my last goal is to PASS THE AP TEST!!!!:D I passed last year so hopefully I’ll pass this year too:) But I feel that I’m much worse at poetry then i was last year at the essays. I know we go over poetry all the time in class but maybe I’m just slow because I just don’t get it. I feel like I should because it seems like everyone else is getting it and I’m just sitting there like “what??” but oh well. I’ve got three months!