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We Strive


At my school there is a poetry club, and they were having auditions for spoken word. I had never done that before, but I decided to try out. I didn’t win based on my presentation (I was very nervous) but I am glad I gave it a try. This is what I read

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We Strive
We strive to make our lives easier, do things faster
live longer, look younger
We become accustomed to instant:
our notifications
no longer self-service
We want others to give us things
with little gratitude we take
Only to give back the green monster
that grows and shrinks with each passing day
We kill what we are afraid of
We attack with courage and bravery
We hope for better:
tomorrows
days
hours
memories
We strive to make our lives easier
computers, cell phones, copy machines, televisions, cars, and internet
As we strive to make our lives easier
What happens to the value of hard work?
Where is worth placed?
the handmade cloth or the one made by machine
the handwritten paper or powerpoint presentation
the letter or the e-mail
If we went to other countries wanting to help, would we fast miss our easy life?
Maybe money is hard to come by
The streets are what you live by
The position you held made you feel compelled to do great
only to come to the unfortunate fate of being let go
Into the wind of the adult world
you’re expected to fly
Some people go through circumstances never knowing why:
mother died
brother at war
believing you can’t take anymore
wanting to die
living lies
The persona we display the role we hope to play
in order to please the world or deceive it, for we all have
secrets
alcoholism- the family secret
bullying- you’re ashamed to tell
abuse- you don’t want to be the cause for everything to break, maybe it won’t happen again
so you don’t say anything
eating disorder- they don’t see you like you do, fat or ugly
they just can’t see
depression- you think no one cares
sometimes you want to die
if you tell it’ll be seen as a cry for attention
it takes a few attempts before anyone can mention you need some help
There are many problems
but no matter the problem there is a solution
Hope even in the darkest situations
We strive to find answers
We strive one day at a time

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