Tuesday, July 14, 2009

You can't choreograph life

"You can't choreograph life.
the kids that made history
look just like you.
curiosity is what you ought to have.
Some pictures are worth a thousand words
others are worth so much more
they inspire you, move you
The proudest moment America ever had
was to elect a black man
for his policies."

6 comments:

Ms Wins said...

Maddie, this is momentous. You have used our speaker's comments and done a magnificent job of incorporating them into this poem. Congratulations! Lynn

Gina said...

I just don't understand what not being able to choreograph life had to do with electing a black president for his policies...

What was your speaker's job? Was he interesting?

Gina said...

Or she. Tracy can go either way. Yeah, it's probably she. Sorry, Tracy.

Kenzie/Noodle said...

nope it was a he lol

Maddie said...

Hahaha thank you Ms.Winslow!

Gina, there was a speaker... tracy sugarman... who indeed is a "he". he had a lot of really interesting quotes, and i found them very intriguing. so i wrote them down and later that day incorporated them into a poem of some sort.

i think the purpose of the poem was to convey the fact that you cannot plan life, and that throughout history people like us have changed the world. including electing a black man for president. it may not be completely relevant, but i used what i could to get as meaningful of a message as possible.

Kenzie/Noodle said...

haha its sorta like my poem "we the people" sorta...