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Over my head MAG

January 18, 2013
By GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments

“Don't you understand yet?”
My pencil tip breaks, and with it my self-control.
I clench my eraser
As if I could make any moment go away.
My tongue is rough with fear and
It refuses to synchronize itself with my mind.
My fingers quiver and I
Drop the pencil from my suddenly so unwieldy hands.

“Must I explain this again, really?”
I shiver beneath the ponderous weight of your expectations.
Shriveled by your accusing voice,
I try hard to slip into the burning warmth behind my eyelids.
There are so many words for mistake,
Yet they all signal failure in lengthening extremes.
How can I avoid accusations
Made by gradebooks and single letters written in red?

“Is it any clearer to you now?”
My tears trip over the ledge of my eyes
and come sputtering down, making my textbook fertile and arid.

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This article has 3 comments.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 29 2013 at 4:11 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I feel this way about science and geometry almost always. Good poem.

GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Mar. 28 2013 at 10:45 pm
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments
Thank you very much :)

on Mar. 6 2013 at 8:25 pm
Rdelaney SILVER, Fort Worth, Texas
8 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the railing, holding the universe together." J.D. Salinger

Just wanted to say I really like this and I can relate completely haha