Poetry Collection By chelsea hartman block 5

I am stronger

by Uncle adams

Apparently you parents really need to listen in

Maybe you should give your kid a little discipline

Instead of lettin’ him act so inconsiderate

You say you’re not the problem the school system is

Well picture this ya as sick as it is

There’s a whole lot of kids who do not wanna’ live

Searchin‘ up and down the halls for a Ritalin fix

Not knowin’ how upset the Vice Principal gets

When he gets another call from another troubled mom

Cryin’ on the phone sayin’ that her son sobs

Askin’ himself what he did to deserve this

Just because he looks a little different on the surface

Maybe it’s the way he acts or the crazy fact

That his dad passed away last May from a heart attack

He already feels alone and confused

And to top it off he goes to school and gets abused

I am smarter I am stronger!

I will take it no longer!

I have feelings I’m a person!

I will live life with purpose!

I will live life with purpose!

There was a girl who wore a lot of make up

Every weekend her parents used to break up

Strange people comin’ through the house that would take stuff

She felt ashamed every day from the waist up

She covered up with cover up to try and hide

And sat alone every single day at lunch time

Then came the rumors whispers and gossip

She was too bothered to focus on topics

Grades stared droppin‘ runnin’ out of options

Kids said she was better off in a coffin

She started to believe thoughts evil as these

Strugglin’ for a reason to breathe

One night someone put a picture on Facebook

Of a cow it said this is how Shay looks

She read it with a tear streamin’ down her cheek

Then she went to sleep permanently she drank bleach

I am smarter I am stronger!

I will take it no longer!

I have feelings I’m a person!

I will live life with purpose!

I will live life with purpose

I hope you take the words that I wrote in this song

And use them as the strength that you hold in your palm

When you see a fellow class mate treated in a bad way

Stand up for em’ and support em’ like a back brace

No sad face opposite emoticon

I know it’s tough but you gota’ keep holdin’ on

You feel like you wanna’ burst like a soda pop

He wasn’t raised right he doesn’t know to stop

Part of growin’ up is treatin’ folks with respect

It’s not a talent to speak with a vial dialect

I’m not sayin’ I’m perfect there’s things I regret

But I can do good with all the time I have left

I speak the truth and I believe in you

If you’re not willin’ to change get up and leave the room

I gave you a chance take your evil demons too

But as you walk away this is what we say to you…

I am smarter I am stronger!

I will take it no longer!

I have feelings I’m a person!

I will live life with purpose!

I will live life with purpose!

He used simile in this song to show what you can be like when you help a person being bullied. He tells you to be a stronger person against other people trying to bring you down. He is trying to show you are better than the person hurting you, through his lyrics you can see that he feels very deeply on this subject and feels its his job to help you or anyone

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Disturbed

Hello darkness, my old friend

I've come to talk with you again

Because a vision softly creeping

Left its seeds while I was sleeping

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains

Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone

Narrow streets of cobblestone

'Neath the halo of a street lamp

I turned my collar to the cold and damp

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light

That split the night

And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw

Ten thousand people, maybe more

People talking without speaking

People hearing without listening

People writing songs that voices never share

And no one dared

Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools", said I, "You do not know

Silence like a cancer grows

Hear my words that I might teach you

Take my arms that I might reach you"

But my words, like silent raindrops fell

And echoed

In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed

To the neon god they made

And the sign flashed out its warning

In the words that it was forming

And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls

And tenement halls"

And whispered in the sounds of silence

The stylistic device used in this song is imagery and sensory language. The artist is painting a picture of the setting and the way the people seem in the song makes it seem dark and quiet. The setting or image in this song sounds very dark, mysterious and isolated.

Control

By Halsey

They send him away to find them a fortune

A chest filled with diamonds and gold

The house was awake

With shadows and monsters

The hallways they echoed and groaned

And I sat alone, in bed till the morning

And crying "they're coming for me"

And I tried to hold these secrets inside me

My mind's like a deadly disease

I'm bigger than my body

I'm colder than this home

I'm meaner than my demons

I'm bigger than these bones

And all the kids cried out

"please stop, you're scaring me"

I can't help this awful energy

Goddamn right, you should be scared of me

Who is in control?

I paced around for hours, I'm empty

I jumped at the slightest of sounds

And I couldn't stand the person inside me

I turned all the mirrors around

I'm bigger than my body

I'm colder than this home

I'm meaner than my demons

I'm bigger than these bones

And all the kids cried out

"please stop, you're scaring me"

I can't help this awful energy

Goddamn right, you should be scared of me

Who is in control?

I'm well acquainted

With villains that live in my head

They beg me to write them

So they'll never die when I'm dead

And I've grown familiar

With villains that live in my head

They beg me to write them

So I'll never die when I'm dead

I'm bigger than my body

I'm colder than this home

I'm meaner than my demons

I'm bigger than these bones

And all the kids cried out

"please stop, you're scaring me"

I can't help this awful energy

Goddamn right, you should be scared of me

Who is in control?

And all the kids cried out

"please stop, you're scaring me"

I can't help this awful energy

Goddamn right, you should be scared of me

Who is in control?

And all the kids cried out

"please stop you're scaring me"

I can't help this awful energy

Goddamn right, you should be scared of me

Who is in control?

The stylistic device used in this song is hyperbole. She is trying to exaggerate how she is evil and she doesn't understand most of what she thinks in her head. She is saying she has done bad things (called her demons) that should scare everyone. She over exaggerates by saying she is to big for her body speaking of her mind. Which could never be to big for her body because it was build for her body.

There was this girl ann

Her favorite thing to do is listen to the trees talk on autumn days

She would sit on the swing and listen quietly and wonder where else she could be

Then on that day something happened

A man came to see her and his car made a loud noise that scared the trees as they collided

Crash!

Ann doesn't hear a noise and slowly sees what had happened

She was somewhere else that she wanted to be

She was in the clouds

The clouds were where she wanted to be for her internal life

Credits:

Created with images by condesign - "rose book poetry" • Ansel Edwards Photography - "Poster of a Girl" • harutmovsisyan - "city people street" • Mickyboyc - "Quiet...." • photobtd - "Fall 2014"

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