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Almost There

December 23, 2015
By helen_ikonic GOLD, Toronto, Ontario
helen_ikonic GOLD, Toronto, Ontario
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." -Bill Gates

"Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it." -10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

University is out there.
Acceptance, awaiting.
But that treasure on the hill,
Can only be attained,
If I am impressive,
And the diamond in the rush.


Aiming high is my life.
But why, when I shoot,
Are tall trees, big boulders,
And dissenters, in sight?


The higher I point,
The greater the goal,
I’m always shot down.
By friends, by strangers,
And sometimes by me.


I cannot live this way.
I cannot learn to listen
To the critics and the pricks
Who will go out and attempt
To obliterate my ambitions
And halt my crown dreams.


I’m so close to finishing
This journey of mine -
Of tests and exams,
Competitions and titles
To impress the big leagues.


The SAT’s, AP’s, and ACT’s are here.
It’s time to complete them
And knock ‘em all dead.
I have two more years left,
But really only one
To be filled with huge feats
And be the needle in the hay.


To earn a spot on a campus,
Make Mom and Dad proud,
I’ll endeavor leaps and bounds
For that letter of ‘congrats’.

The author's comments:

Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it.

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on Aug. 20 2016 at 12:37 am
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
6 articles 1 photo 61 comments
I like how you included that we shouldn't let people, or yourself crush your goals. It's not just people in the end that are factors to dream destroying. I've enjoyed reading your work, and hope to read more when you write more. Thank you for just being an awesome person, and writer.