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The Challenge

July 8, 2009
By XCLover GOLD, Sandpoint, Idaho
XCLover GOLD, Sandpoint, Idaho
18 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know I run like a girl, try and keep up!" ~Anon
"You only ever grow as a human being if you are outside your comfort zone." ~Percy Cerutti
"The hug is incomplete without you :3" NinjaMan

I challenge you, my friends and my readers,
To a contest that anyone can win:
Be the next generation of leaders,
Speak loud and true over corruption’s din.

I challenge you, my cousins and classmates,
To a contest where you may succeed:
Show good in this world, go against the fates;
I know you can do it, I ask this deed.

I challenge you, my sisters and brothers,
To a contest, I expect no forfeits:
Do this, do a kind act for all others
Don’t gamble your chances: these are not bets.

But what can I do, you silently ask
The world needs you, simply pick a task.

The author's comments:
This was originally written for the poetry final in my sophomore honors English class. When I finished it, I was rereading it when I realized I had forgotten to include all the literary devices the teacher wanted. Unwilling to change this one, I slipped it into my pocket and scribbled out a different poem, which I don’t like as much.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Feb. 20 2010 at 1:26 pm
sany.lastflame PLATINUM, Frederick, Colorado
33 articles 16 photos 255 comments
great work i love the way its organinzed and everything about it!

jimbo said...
on Aug. 17 2009 at 11:16 pm
wow... this is another amazing one...

how did you get so good... and you rock... awesome...

on Jul. 26 2009 at 6:11 am
:D :D

you totally rock!!!