Theme for English 131

Theme for English 131

A Poem by Minyonka
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A 'write-like' poem written for my Junior Year English class in high school. Meant to be written after Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B". Our instructions were to write about ourselves.

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Theme for English 131

 

The instructor said,
Go home and write
A page tonight
And let that page come out of you�"
Then, it will be true.

 

Write a poem?
It's just not that easy.
And about myself?
The thought makes me queasy.

 

Confidence or hubris,
How do you choose?
Is it only conceded
When there's nothing to lose?

 

Well, I don't like to boast,
And I sell myself short.
So can could I write
A page-long report?

 

I'm not a great poet
Like Langston or Poe.
No Renaissance from me,
Nor stories of woe.

 

Just scribblings on paper,
A pencil in hand,
And words running wild
Like a breeze in the sand.

 

Now it is done,
And I'm suddenly struck.
This thing even rhymes!
Now how's that for luck?

© 2011 Minyonka


Author's Note

Minyonka
It was meant to be funny, especially because I threw it together in about a half-hour. I basically decided to write a poem about how I am NOT a great poet. ;) Please review with your thoughts.

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