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My Theme for English B (Rewritten in My Own Words.)

My Theme for English B (Rewritten in My Own Words.)
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The instructor said,
Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you—
Then, it will be true.

I went home and thought about the questions.
Who am I?
Where do I come from?
How do I see myself?
How do others see me?
And how do I want others to see me?

Who am I?
I am the whisper in the wind.
The rainbow in the sky.
The laughter of a baby.
The shush in a lullaby.

Where do I come from?
I come from a world,
Filled with dreams and hope.
Happiness and sorrow.
And sadness?
Nope.

How do I see myself?
I look in the mirror.
What do I see?
I see all secrets and sorrow,
And the things I could be.

How do others see me?
People look on the outside,
And not within.
They see looks and beauty.
What about my personality?

How do I want others to see me?
I’ll never be what people want me to be.
I want acceptance and freedom.
Like the sea.
But people try to transform me,
Into the person they want.
I have news for them.
I’ll never be her.

My Theme English B.

Theme for English B is a poem written by Langston Hughes. My school had my class use the first stanza of the poem and then make it our own. This is my Theme for English B.



2 thoughts on “My Theme for English B (Rewritten in My Own Words.)”

  1. Hey it’s so different and unique too, first of all I need to thank you for coming up with such a good poem and the questions which you’ve asked over here was helpful for me too ;). Not only for me but anyone can ask these questions to them. I liked this line ‘But people try to transform me, into the person they want. I have news for them. I’ll never be her’ :). Very nice climax. Hope to see more such beautiful poems…

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