Saturday, September 23, 2017

what i've learned in college || a poem

I've learned that
it's okay to say 'no'
to speak in more than sotto voce
when I need to be heard
that when others can't speak
I am required to be their voice.

I've learned that
busses and bus stops
are were kindred spirits meet
and that miracles conceal themselves
in the everyday
the mundane
the commonplace
--there is beauty in broken flowerpots.

I have learned that
being 'a chill girl' may be cool,
but it's not hot enough
to set my soul on fire
spread those sparks
of life, of love, of hope
there are molecules of
gold and stardust
in my veins
NOT made to be suppressed
--to take up less space
I was made to burn for an eternity
and not be consumed
--to outlive the stars themselves.

I have learned that
it is no good to be lukewarm
there is no glory in fitting in,
in being liked by all
You and me,
We are made royalty
by the blood that was shed for us
--that runs in our veins
And when we accept our Birthright
We will shine.

I have learned that
kind and pushover
do not have to be synonymous
and that strength and femininity
can exist in harmony.
That Love and Truth are not antonyms
and that I am not as kind as I can be
Love lies within me but it is not me
It is He who created me.

I have learned
and am learning
and I believe that
When my last breath leaves
and my aching lungs collapse
I will be learning still.



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What have you learned/been learning this semester?  <333

xoxo,
 Lizzy

DISCLAIMER:  I promise I have been doing my homework and learning a lot about writing and literature and theater. They just didn't automatically fit into the aesthetic of the poem. XD

12 comments:

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    1. AWWW!!! Thank you Skye, you are the sweetest <3

      xoxo,
      Lizzy

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  2. Oooh, this is SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Emily!!! It means so much to hear you say that. Your writing is so goals! <333

      xoxo,
      Lizzy

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  3. "I have learned that
    kind and pushover
    do not have to be synonymous"

    Love this more than you know. <3

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    1. Thank you, Hannah!!! This has been something I've had a hard time with ever since forever, but (hopefully) I'm getting better at. It means so much to get positive feedback from other writers, especially ones I admire <3

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  4. *slams the "like" button 400 times*

    Love that you went the non-traditional way and talked about what you learned about life, rather than when you learned from a textbook! Both are important, but we usually only talk about textbook learning ... sometimes it's way more interesting to hear what you learned about life and love and being alive in general!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. THANK YOU OLIVIA!!! Truth! I couldn't agree more with you! School is onely one aspect of our education, and the other aspects are equally important. I've been learning so much from both <3
      Thank YOU for your lovely comment.

      xoxo
      Lizzy

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  5. This is beautiful! In love with your writing style!
    Love, Kinga xx

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    1. Thank YOU! That means a lot, Kinga. <3

      xoxo
      Lizzy

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  6. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL
    I CAN'T GET PAST IT

    "I was made to burn for an eternity
    and not be consumed
    --to outlive the stars themselves."


    ^^^^^^
    IF YOU HEAR SOMEONE SCREAMING IT'S ME BECAUSE MY MIND WAS JUSTT BLOWN

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    1. OH my GOSH ABBIEEEEEEEEEE... You are so sweet! I'm SO glad you liked it. Your writing sooo goals that it's amazing to hear you say that. Some day the Emmons sisters will be just as well known as the Bronte sisters. <3

      xoxo
      Lizzy

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