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Just graduated a couple days ago and flew into adulthood immediately. I now work 12 hour days 5 days a week, you can say im definitely making over time, which is always nice. I had to make a graduation speech for my AP Lit class and if any of you are interested in reading it, here it is:

Hickory Dickory Dock 
12 strikes on the clock 
Our time is done 
Set down the drum 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
Life is not what I thought 
I reckon it well 
In the child’s spell 
Let’s go back to start 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
School was mine to unlock 
I walked the halls 
Never could I fall 
High school my first dock 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
That wasn’t the school’s plot 
A time or two 
I was so blue 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
Homework put me at stop 
I’d yell “Too much!” 
I’d cry “No more!” 
But they only meant to plot 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
Plot me the solid rock 
The rock, my home 
the rock, my road 
The path to my lifelong job 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
I’d always find a slot 
Time for homework 
Lot’s more for work 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
Thought some days I’d go beserk 
Then sometimes say 
“No! Not todday!” 
 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
Then I took some stock 
On the things I got 
It’s not what I thought 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
 
Hickory Dickory Dock 
That’s how I changed my thought 
Learned how to smile 
All the while 
Life was not what I thought 
 
 
-Marla Bea Hardy 
 
 
 
So why am I sharing this poem with you? For one, to make you excited we don’t have to 
do anymore homework!... until college comes around… Second, I feel like we can all 
relate to the stress and strain of too much homework, from juggling our social lives with 
our family, friends, significant others, homework, work, and extracurricular. As a guest 
speaker in Mr. Halverson’s class once said: “High school students are the experts of 
time management… I wish I could manage time like them!” And after awhile of 
continuous stress our mind and bodies begin to break down and seem to say “Please no 
more.” We may be bitter towards the teachers that seemed to pile it on more and more, 
but don’t be, all they were doing was paving the road to success for you. Silently 
conditioning you for the tos and fros of adulthood life. Although, they didn’t teach you 
the everyday basics of life like balancing a check book, money management or how to 
properly clean the carpet after a night of everyone getting white girl wasted-- but the 
same concept is there. If you can handle the stress of two tests in the same week, you 
can handle the stress of trying to figure out a way to make the paychecks last to the end 
of the month. If you could handle Hegstom’s bombardment of extraneous tests then you 
could figure out a way to make that miserable stain disappear before you leave to class. 
Even if you hated school, you’ll still miss it. If not because of your friends, then your 
beauty. You’ll look into the mirror one day-- old, wrinkly, maybe a bit out of shape-- and 
realized why you didn’t enjoy your life while you were still young and beautiful, because 
lets face it, this is about as pretty as you’re gonna get. This may be of some bad news to 
some of you. In years you gain in wisdom, you decrease in beauty it seems like. The more 
you learn the worse you look. But who cares what you look like, go out there, be you, and 
never stop learning. Be curious of your surroundings, ask yourself; “Why to plants seem 
to get greener when and after it rains. Why is it that humans only mainly grow hair only 
on our heads, and not the rest of our body like other mammals (you’ll get a few 
interesting answers to that one).” And remember that after high school when the world 
seems to be pushing on your shoulders; sit back, relax, and be glad that at least you’re 
not in high school anymore.


So there it is, that's how I ended highschool. Not too bad in my opinion.

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I have been writing poetry daily since I was about eleven or twelve, poetry is my passion. I am a Senior in Highschool and I just turned eighteen. Most of my poetry is not "rhymie" or "sing-songy," even though I do enjoy to write a few like that every once in awhile. A reoccurring theme in my work will be nature, feelings, and love (I know, I know, the 70's were 40 years ago). Most of the feeling ones are about the deaths of my brothers or society in general. I really favor couplets and over half of my poetry is written in couplets or quadruplets, other than that it will be in free verse. I don't post every poem I write since I do not want people to view me and think of a bad poem I wrote, I only post the poems I think is the best of the week or month. Anyways, feel free to critique my work!

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Kid-Michikun Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Muurraaallaaa
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EmilyJanus Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Merp
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Kid-Michikun Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Narimal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the wonderful :+fav:
Much appreciated! <3
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PinkyLovy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ommg you are really good in writing *O* 
keep writing like this it is amazing :3 :D 
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EmilyJanus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, haha. I'll certainly try!
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Kid-Michikun Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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ZaFei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch .-. Random tho lol
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EmilyJanus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You faved one of my poems and I got to reading yours and me gusta
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ZaFei Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh,well glad you like them;3
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