Assimilation | Teen Ink


October 25, 2009
By Nika Allahverdi SILVER, Los Angeles, California
Nika Allahverdi SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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I’ve got two feet in two separate buckets,
Each bucket is red, white and blue.
The second in the first sees a boiling red,
The first in the second, an indifferent blue.
And with my feet in these two buckets,
I can’t feel a thing,
Except perhaps a numbing chatter
And a creeping sting.

The author's comments:
This piece reveals the cleaving to both a Russian and an American culture in modern America.

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on Nov. 2 2009 at 12:18 pm
BellaEzrebetFang SILVER, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I write as I breathe because if I didn't I would die."

I am not experiencing this off-hand, myself but your poem gave a wonderful perspective. I go to a very small school where quite a few Russians attend and I am very-much aware of the way they have to integrate into certain different things, especially because they've had such influence on those there that aren't Russian. I imagine this is what they may be feeling. Beautiful poem.

on Nov. 2 2009 at 9:50 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

I'm glad you put an authors comment or else I would have been confused as to what exactly the poem was about. But because of that I completely get it and also really really like it. :D

Feel free to check some of my owkr out some time, Thanks. :D

on Oct. 30 2009 at 2:47 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
11 articles 0 photos 1028 comments

Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

I am also a weird combonation of races my mother is german and my father is jewish ans egyption. I think its really cool to find other people that feel the same as me.

-Please read the writhings I have posted on here I think you would really enjoy them =]

on Oct. 30 2009 at 10:12 am
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
17 articles 4 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

This is a wonderful poem! it's interesting your viewpoint but I enjoyed it! plz read my poem "Sensitive Am I" and leave a comment and rate it. thanks! and once again good job.

shofiebot GOLD said...
on Oct. 29 2009 at 6:56 pm
shofiebot GOLD, Thornhill, Other
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i'm russian/canadian so i guess i too ca understand how you feel. the need to stay true to the glorious country you came from and yet the wonderful things you've experienced here...