Hard Books

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

This was my everlasting view of growing up in America after the Vietnam War.

Books were hard, heavy and cold

The faster I got rid of the hard books

The happier, the lighter and the warmer I became

Hard books had no importance to me

Unless I wanted a good grade

A grace period with my educators and my parents

Hard books I do not blame

It was not the "hard books" I disliked

It was the "hard words" given to me before

I was handed the "hard books"

Submitted: February 29, 2012

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thats how i feel when they tell me to buy books for school.

Wed, February 29th, 2012 4:02pm

Thuy Rock

thank yoyusuff for taking your time to stop by and take it in.

Sat, March 3rd, 2012 3:00am

Laci Denver

Oh, I totally get what you mean! At school, my teachers and classmates used to think I was "weird" because I have Tourette's Syndrome, and they'd often give me easier work because they thought I wasn't capable of those "hard books," i.e. until I showed them that I was actually the best reader in the class and at the end of the year got the award for highest academics in the class! Haha, just goes to show you can't judge someone by outward appearance! Love the truth and simplicity of this poem! Keep up the good work! Oh, and if you have time, I'd love it if you'd read my latest story - Whatever Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger - and tell me what you think of it. It's one of my first attempts on writing something decent so, feedback is really appreciated. Thanx! :)

Sat, March 3rd, 2012 8:14pm


Denver Blue~whatever doesn't kill you. I'm on..check back soon

Sat, March 3rd, 2012 8:48pm

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