Dropout poem

Posted by Sara G. New York
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A perspective of a high school student seeing what's going on and how he feels and when he drops out he gives his perspective that he should have stayed in school and how hard it is to get money when he you don't have a high school diploma

~High school✨~

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

From failure

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

Directions

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.

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Published on Feb 27, 2019
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