So today was another day in Bangladesh. It’s really different here. Everything is so different and new. Some are good and some are bad. Also the college is different. I found people who spoke English and found some other people who also came here for studying. Finding them made it a little easier to communicate. I hate that I don’t speak their language which is Bengali well that’s the main one. It’s really difficult to understand people. I’ve learned a few words but that’s not much help. Anyways I’m going to stop writing now because I need to get my sleep I still haven’t gotten used to the timing.
My first impression of Mumbai is that it is very big and busy. Everything is so different and new for me and for my family. It is an extremely busy place to live. Where different people from various cultures, religions and economic backgrounds converge to carve a path for themselves in a city that has come to be known as “the city of dreams.” This is never more evident than in the stark divides between the rich and the poor. The schools and colleges are different. I found people who spoke English and found some other people who also came here for studying. Finding another person it easier to speak and understand them.
I LOVE YOU
YOU’LL NEVER HEAR ME SAY
“I SEE YOU’RE NOT THE ONE FOR ME”
WHEN THOSE LIGHTS COME ON BRIGHT,
LOOKING STRAIGHT AT ME
THE ONE WHO WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK,
BETTER THAN TO THINK YOU ARE GOING;
TO BE ALONE
IT’S OKAY TO BELIEVE IN SOMETHING,
LOVE IS IN THE AIR EVEN ON THE PHONE
I have no trust in others
You will never hear me say
I trust you all the way
You are worthy of respect
But people teach me that
I should keep to myself
I know better
I can trust you
Something tells me
This is what I learned
I am not a victim
You can not convince me
I blamed myself
A child i was no longer
I will not cry
I won’t shed a tear
All i could do was is stand in fear
When i saw myself i had to ask
What is a victim.
Who: Students in Grades 9 – 12
What: Write a poem or short story!
When: Due to Ms. Lindsay in D407 by January 7, 2019 along with a signed parent contract
- Entries must be original work.
- All entries must use no smaller than 12 point font in Times New Roman or Comic Sans.
- Short story entry may range from a minimum of 800 words to no more than 2,000 words.
- Poem entry will consist of a single poem, any style from a minimum of 25 words to no more than 300 words.
- Entries must not include graphics.
- Each entry must include a completed cover sheet signed by the student author and sponsoring teacher.
- Entry meets all of the above guidelines.
- Story reflects creativity and appropriate use of language and short story structure.
- Poem reflects creative and appropriate use of language and imagery.
- Entries of a violent nature will be deemed inappropriate.
- Any violation(s) of these guidelines or criteria will disqualify the entry. The decisions of the state judge panel are final.