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You can't tell me
that my writing is wrong.
It might be for you
But for me it will live, forever strong
 
You can't tell me
that my words are not right.
They might not be prefect
But I'll still put up a fight
 
You can't tell me
my rhymes are too mix-matched.
Its just because they are not yours
To me they do not lack
 
You can't tell me
I did not try my best.
Who are you to evaluate?
Its not like its a test
 
You can't tell me
that I didn't follow a rule.
Creativity has no list
I think you are a fool
 
You can't tell me
that I didn't emote at all.
How can you tell me what I feel?
Its not like I'm a doll
 
You cant tell me
everything that I should.
How can you think you know everything?
And think you know whats "good"?
 
 
well my LA teacher is kinda pissing me off at the moment. nothing i ever write for her is right.
you have to follow her rules EXACTLY and u get a good mark. all the mainstream kids get by but creativity is almost completely ignored, and i think thats what poetry is all about. being creative with words, being emtotional, being true and yourself. and i get punished for this with grades that i do not deserve. Of course, yes maybe im over reacting, and yes teachers are there to do their job but i feel just so frusterated >:[ so to you now, oh great and powerful LA teacher, i bid you thanks for inspiration. sorry if this rubs people the wrong way but GAHHHHHHHHH
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Princesstekki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I side with you. I have experienced something similar in my arts class in grade 9 so I know how you feel. 
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Pookasnooks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I am on your side! So is my best friend :iconprincesstekki:
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DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
"You Can't Tell Me, aka, DA teenager can’t stand that her teacher is doing her job and whiiiines about it in poetry form."

Quote from tumblr, not from me. Though I do agree with it.
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AnythingBtOrdinary Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I understand if teachers are trying to follow a ciriculum or something or teach different types of writng (Haiku, Songs etc.) but seriously I think everyone (especially those who are naturally creative) need some breathing room and the opportunity to express themself freely with like a free write in theirown way at some point.:)
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AnythingBtOrdinary Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Damn!!!!!! LOVE IT!:) story of my LIFE!:)
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arisufae Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mainstream kids.
Craigbutt,
are you becoming a hipster? D8
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Mimibert Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol frusteration is hipstering meh BNF... hopefully not. if i do become hipster please hit me side the head with baseball bat <3
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arisufae Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kay, BNF. <3
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SpyPhoenix44 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of my art teacher she was loopy!!! :<
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kage-niji Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds like my old art teacher... all the creative people in the class got low marks, when their art was extraordinary. I understand how you feel.
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