Had to write a monologue (in verse) for class. I know it's long, but would you mind sharing your thoughts?
Thank you for the offer, Miss Edmund, but I think I'll stand. You called me in to discuss my future--where my life is headed. Funny that we're conversing in the secondary school's office: The last place my mind travels when regarding my future, but somehow, The first when I must. Society, Miss Edmund, has assumed the role of my nemesis. (If you'll pardon the expression coined by a child.) “College plans intact?” “Have you paved a career path yet?” When I don't answer, they question again. I have a response, of course. Just wouldn't dare admit it to them. What I'm expected… What I'm presumed to do, is Measured by the lacking merit of kids my age. I am one of those kids. I am so different, Miss Edmund, And not many have taken the time to notice. I have a clear vision and a Passion they don't and above all, really, I know what I want. It's just not what many want to hear. You want me to study. Retain my previous marks. Studying, Miss Edmund, is hard and boring. Listening to lectures is hard and boring. Writing notes is hard and boring. Society thinks I should cultivate boredom, so I can go on to Find a boring job, Marry a boring man, And finally be bored again, but now For the rest of my life? There will be no life! There'll be nothing if I follow that path! No vivacity or color passion or Fun! I know what I want, Miss Edmund. I want to read Shakespeare and Travel to England and Write novels and Learn Latin and Perform in theatre and Eat in nice restaurants and dance to good music and Just be with him, for God's sake. He gives me that--More than studying ever could. Fiction and culture and travel and knowledge and Passion and love and everything else. Courage and wonder and so much maturity and a Regained sense of my identity and Happiness! Rather, I'm sat my desk reading Functions and finances and Fabian and facts That one day, Miss Edmund, I'll be discussing with Wrinkly old businessmen who wound up like me. We're taught optimism. “Reach for the stars” and other Vapid euphemisms that demand we follow our heart. But the instant we step a toe into reality, we're taught to Completely negate the wonder and Laughter and Rose-coloured glasses. So my choice is to do something hard and boring, or Travel and read and write and Talk and laugh and dance and Whatever else broadens my mind, and Be with him! Him, Miss Edmund! It's not enough to teach us anymore. You've got to tell us why.
Asked By: Kiwi - 11/19/2012
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I like this overall, I do have to say, I hope "he" has a lot of money... More
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