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May 18, 2010
By Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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We are they who disobey
Deep and secret below
Good girls and boys.
We are they who strive for perfection
And chafe
And rebel without any risk.
We are they who wear sweatpants
Over jeans to gym
Because although uncomfortable
We retain our jeans but give you your
PE dress.
We are they who write our graffiti
In the login bar of the school computer
Pre-highlighted and waiting for the single keystroke
To erase. Even then it's nothing more than
School Sucks
134 days 'til summer
We are they who smile and nod
Sir and Ma'am
Yes or no
Spewing our poison under our breath
With blank faces
When everyone's back is turned.
We are they who dream of protests
And rebellion
And know we couldn't make ourselves take a single step
Toward the dark side
No matter how enticing
We see others' consequences.
We are they whose fondest ambition
Is to flaunt the droned directions
And fill in the C circle halfway.

The author's comments:
I've seen all of the scenarios mentioned in the poem actually happen.

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This article has 12 comments.

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on May. 20 2012 at 3:19 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

This is so true. I do some of this. Most of my classmates do all of this.

on Jan. 22 2012 at 8:12 pm
__horizon133 PLATINUM, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"laugh, and the world laughs with you. laugh hysterically, and for no apparent reason, and they will leave you alone." anonymous

i know a lot of people at my Yuppie school who can relate to this, including myself.

on Jul. 27 2011 at 6:07 pm
yousaypotato... SILVER, Peacedale, Rhode Island
9 articles 1 photo 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A good friend will bail you out of jail. But a best friend will be sitting right there with you saying 'Dang, we really screwed up this time.'"

this is totally what I do...

on Jun. 17 2011 at 10:29 pm
Sunset_on_tomorrow SILVER, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the WORD of our LORD stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8

I really love how realistic this poem is


on Mar. 18 2011 at 6:13 pm
Basketball23 SILVER, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
8 articles 13 photos 487 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm living in a shell with no soul" -Three Days Grace (World So Cold)
"Time still turns the pages of the book it's burned" -Avenged Sevenfold (So Far Away)

This is so true.  Those school scenerios are so realistic!

on Mar. 14 2011 at 5:51 pm
MidnightFire PLATINUM, Lincoln, Illinois
40 articles 6 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow.'
for my sister: 'when life gives me lemons ... i eat them'
'do not be afraid, be faithful'
'God is not safe, but He's good'

thats me and it's soo true

on Oct. 26 2010 at 2:20 pm
I loved it, like all your writtings, all your poems are worth remembering

on Oct. 2 2010 at 3:42 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

Wow, really good poem. I could recognize just about everything in it from my own school; I like how you looked at these common behaviors and went a little deeper.

on Jun. 25 2010 at 11:03 am
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
31 articles 0 photos 402 comments
Oops. I just realized that there's a mistake- I meant to write 'flout' in the second to last line, not 'flaunt'.

on Jun. 16 2010 at 11:28 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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amazing descriptions!  and it's all soooo real!

on Jun. 12 2010 at 12:33 pm
Gwenthegreat BRONZE, Fairfield, Connecticut
4 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live like you will die tomorrow, and dream like you will live forever."

I can really relate to this! Nearly everything mentioned has happened at my school. Keep writing, it's very good. Would you mind reading some of my work? Thank you!

on Jun. 11 2010 at 12:08 am
thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
67 articles 0 photos 336 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry that it's over, smile because it has happened."


this poem really made me think. when i first saw the title for it, i thought it would be just about school and trying to be the best. but i know i see it is way more in-depth than i thought.

i like how you've seen all these situations actually occur. you have a way of making it seem vivid; like we are actually there seeing it happen.

your style of writing is truly magnificent. i hope i hear more from you very soon!

check out some of my work, too if you'd like. thx for posting your writing!

keep writing! (: