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Classroom Exercise

Poetry By: parkelis
Childrens stories


Submitted:May 27, 2011    Reads: 39    Comments: 2    Likes: 2   

Take out a pencil, everyone. It'll act as a sword in the battle that is life. Here; I'll be handing out pieces of paper. With the paper, draw a straight line right through the center. Oh no, Sally, fold the paper like a hamburger not a hotdog. Now, on one side of the fold, draw a circle. This circle is a representation of yourself, of who you are...and what you are. The white space around you. that is contained by the fold, is a symbol symbolizing endless jelly, holding you forever in place. Without movement, only with repetitions your cyclic life moves to the endgame. Think, really think, students. Where in life are you stuck: are loved ones holding you back? Are you afraid to opening up your soul? Do you fear letting yourself achieve? Think of the place in the world that you inhabit where lies the doubt in your heart. Now, forget it; forget the negative powers. Pencil in hand, draw a straight line from your circle through the fold and to the other side. This empty space is the room of opportunity where you can use whatever syntax you wish, where you may wish and dream upon stars or lucky horseshoes or on anything at all. Here, you can be all that your heart desires. You can live every cliche as if it was a reality. This side is without fear, without doubt, and without any of the chains restraining you in your life. We've reached liberty, children, but we must now ascertain it, take it by the grasps and handles and run with it. How? Throw the paper, which contains the two worlds- the jelly one and the free on- into the endless sky... metaphorically, of course (we can't just litter on the floor), Silly Joe. Okay, forget the past, ignore the future. Close your eyes, shut them, squeeze them, what do you see? Where are you? You are now free.


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