For all the people that hate
(including myself)

Seek positivity

Although you might deny it
It’s easy to be negative
Finding positivity in life takes effort
So then why do it

Seek positivity

The sad but true is that sad stuff sells
And happy stuff doesn’t
Corporations take advantage of your emotion
They use it against you

Seek positivity

Because it doesn’t come easily
It’s something you have to look for
you have to find it
And It take effort but it’s worth it

So seek it

The worst part is school,
Great source of negativity
It’s basically like going to work as an adult but not getting paid
And you have 6 different bosses
And you have to do extra work at home
And you have to go outside everyday and run a mile in the pouring rain
And you have to walk there
And you’re lunch break is 15 minutes
And you have a contract saying you can’t quit for 13 years

Let me rephrase…

Its like prison but all the inmates were wrongly accused

Seeking positivity doesn’t come easy here
But you have to tell yourself it’s worth it

In this assignment, we were asked to create a poem using repetition similar to a poem we viewed in a class called “Shake the Dust”. For my poem, I chose to write about positivity. I hope people who read this poem learn to stop hating just because it’s easy. Remember, be happy. It’s not that hard. Enjoy!

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Ingrid
April 3, 2019 6:36 pm

Dear Jackson,
I am amazed by your poem, “seek positivity,” because I can connect to it since I don’t like school but then it’s worth it. Also, I like how you put what you don’t like but see the positive side to school.To me the main message of your poem is school is miserable but at the end of the day it’s worth it. I know this because of “it’s worth it”. One line that stands out for me is, “school is like prison”. I think this line is very important because I can relate to it. Also, because I feel the same way towards school, it really is like prison. I really liked how you used the literary device of anaphora when you said “And you have”. I think this line because it was the way how you explained your reasons. That made the poem understandable. To conclude you did a good job.
Sincerely,
Ingrid

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