High school is a place were students discover themselves
A place where there is people that are hurting
And filled with a little bit of hope
High school is where you build your future
You can succeed or fail or just give up and drop out but
We are encouraged and educated to try our best and get back
Up when we fail
But sometimes it's hard to keep getting up
Prison a silly word to compare high school with
It’s a feeling that most kids and adolescents feel
When they are in a school
Why is that?
Think about being in a place where there is authority that
are watching you
All the time
A place where you have to follow rules and and listen for
Wouldn't that be torture
Everyone wants freedom and a willing to do whatever they want
But school is not like that
When you drop out and give up its like throwing green paper away
Money something that is needed to live
I gaze upon a window of a doctor and lawyer
And wonder how they did it?
What did i do wrong?
My thoughts linger around my head and become loud
As I get back to work to a place where they don't pay as good as other jobs
I don’t get enough money but I get hurt every day, my legs hurt and my hands have
Blisters it is painful but it’s the only way I get money
Is it still worth dropping out?
All this pain isn’t worth the money I get but I can’t change the past
And I must keep going until I get a miracle
I read the news and see about 1.2 million students drop out per year
I am one of those
I'm ashamed, I could have kept going and becoming the writer that I wanted to become
But gave up and dropped out
Oh dear high school I wish kids were not silly enough to leave
And work in places where it's less pay and too much pain
High school please keep kids in so they can accomplish their dream
Don't let them become the fool that I am today
My poem is about high school students dropping out of high school and telling his story of how hard and difficult it is to leave school and become a worker that doesn’t get that much pay and that gets hurt everyday. Its explaining to the reader that dropping out can be a solution of leaving school but that your gonna have to be ready to not get as much pay and to be in pain and to probably not have enough money for your rent or bills. I’m trying to explain that instead of throwing a education that is free and that will profit you later in life with a real job and a better education that your parent probably had. So stay in school cause at the end of the day you have to try to get your money somehow because nobody is gonna up to your door and give you money for you necessities. The difference between a person that finishes high school and a person who hasn't finished high school is that a person the graduates usually has a income of $34,424 and a person that didn't finish high school usually has a income about $20,241 that is like $10,386 less than a person that graduates. That's how much money you are practically losing if you drop out.
WEBSITES THAT I USED~~
Meleen, Michele. “Why Is a High School Education Important?” LoveToKnow, LoveToKnow Corp, teens.lovetoknow.com/Why_Is_a_High_School_Education_Important
“‘Why Don't Students Like School?" Well, Duhhhh...” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/200909/why-don-t-students-school-well-duhhhh.