Sunday, December 19, 2010

Solution: A "Found" Poem

In my Writing class, we are drafting "Found" poetry derived from our journals. Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions.

I decided to take phrases from my blog and rearrange them to create a poem. The result, is this, my mission of TFAT, what TFAT was created for - something really deep. I hope you find your own meaning from this poem.

There is a way to be good.
It's true.
It's about something bigger.
Understand, understand, understand.
This fact has been forgotten.

You can do it.
Opportunity is in your hands, plan your life, and I promise it will be worth it.
Just stop. Enjoy your life, don't ruin it.

I aspire to inspire you: to create a graceful and wise generation, willing to fight for the straight path to success.
And I will.
But that makes me wonder.
I don't understand how ruining your life is cool.
I'm promoting respect for humanity.

It’s the epitome of absurdity, seeds of utter, inhumane STUPIDITY.
A criminal is a criminal.
A murderer is a murderer.
A terrorist is a terrorist.

They are claiming that these are acts of love.
What will their acts of hatred come out to be?

Because of their ignorance, I am forced to fight bigotry.
An eye for an eye makes the entire world blind.
Lunacy will always exist even if unity is more apparent.

There is an evident problem with our current society, and it's being pessimistic.
Leave it at that.
You shouldn't only dream, because they will lead you to become overconfident; instead set goals, because they will leave you successful.
Continue to seek the truth.

Please, just find a better solution.

Maybe you should realize that in today's troubled society, it is the easiest answer.
I know.


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