Sitting there, heart racing, time ticking, You try to remember, but you just can't. Everything you spent your night trying to memorize Seems to be erased from memory, Palms start sweating, hands start shaking, You can’t make out the words typed Boldly onto the paper, Everything is becoming blurry, You keep trying to replay last night In your mind so you might Be able to get a couple right, But instead you are faced with only Half a memory, The answers are covered with blanks, You can’t remember. It is time to accept the destined fate. A student’s living nightmare Is not getting a passing grade.
Good grades will get me into next year. Then be able to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. I wouldn’t have to worry about student debt Because it’d be covered by a scholarship. I could finally get into an Ivy League Law School, Get the credentials for a high-paying job, And have a family I’ve always dreamed about.
But does having good grades make me happy? Do I find any joy on not getting to sleep, Trying to figure out what x+y equals Or writing essays on Abraham Lincoln? We all know I’m never using this in real life.
So sorry I’ve failed you mamí, But a 9-5 job isn’t the life for me.
Sometimes I feel like moms try to live their lives through us. I get they want us to do better than them but what if that's not the future for us?
all my parents care about is my grades i spent 13+ hours today working on my final project so i am able to get a good grade in my class and they get home and start screaming at me for being on the computer to do my project and they've been yelling at me for the past 5 hours and i've been crying for the past 5 hours my eyes are swollen my tears are frozen to my face because I decided to get out of the house and go for a walk i was outside in the dark in under 32 degrees (F) crying for an hour some kid was outside in his driveway when i was walking he asked if i was okay i said yeah and kept walking isn't it funny how i hide myself from people who don't even know me
i was getting better too... and they just shot me down
I sometimes think of how much better my family would be without me. They wouldn't be annoyed with me constantly talking about Taylor Swift. They wouldn't be annoyed with me always playing piano to loud. They wouldn't yell at me about my grades and they wouldn't threaten to take away music one of the only things i stay alive for. Wouldn't they be better off without me?
Trapped In a boat full of holes Water entering At first slow, subtle Then overwhelming The ship is sinking Faster and faster While the sailor is patching holes Left and right Hoping to make it through the night
It's getting harder and harder to breath Oh, so much pressure on me
I've got 2 days left... (if you include today)
Then my fate is sealed This is so real I'll be the failure They've always known me to be I'll be the one... Crawling under their skin
The oldest is supposed to be the boldest But hey, Is that really what we should say? Will I be okay? If i really do hit rock bottom, What does that really say? That I shouldn't have given up? That I was the mistake? Yeah, well, I'll just Show how Purposeful a mistake A failure Can be
I deserve to have a chance So I'll work I'll try Even as the sands of time Every grain Falls ever faster Against me Waiting to reclaim me I'll make it wait I'll make it wait.
- Jay M May 30, 2019
I only have until tomorrow to get my grades up... It'll be nearly impossible, but here goes nothing and everything.
Assignment after assignment 10, no 12, for math 2 lessons for English 2 movies and a sheet of questions for each for journalism 1 weekly question and 1 lesson for biology A lesson and questions about textbook pages for Spanish A workout log for P.E. 1 nonfiction piece and 10-15 poems for creative writing
All due when? By the end of the week for math By the end of the week for English By the end of the week for journalism By the end of the week for biology By the end of the week for Spanish By yesterday for the nonfiction piece for Creative Writing And who knows when for those poems for Creative writing
Get the grades up Get the grades up No matter what the cost No matter what the pain And get the chores done At least 4 a day Write down everything you do along the line Timecards, what's next?
Shower, time it just right Work around the other people Don't mess around
Waste away Obey Get the grades up Get the grades up No matter what Don't be dreamy and strut Smack you to the ground Get down from the clouds Back to reality
Straight As only Nothing less Everything more Or who knows what's going out the door Maybe something you love Maybe your sanity
Get the grades up Keep your head up Don't slip up Keep your head up Smile on, smiles on!
Don't argue, they always win It creeps beneath your skin Make it stay there Bite your tongue Until it bleeds No matter what the cost Remember?
It's all in your head, of course, Besides the grades, THOSE ARE REAL There's no making a deal Get the grades up Get the grades up Straight As and nothing less Nothing left either, until you're a horrid mess Just Scattered.
i've worked myself off since my birth to get a simple letter determining my worth it's hard to get all the things you want when everyone is telling you that you should not it's hard to succeed when you get a score and everyone is telling you it should be more it's so hard to try to no avail when everyone is telling you that you'll fail
i wrote this about not only mine, but a lot of my friends' experiences with grades. especially when our parents tend to only look at that as a seal of approval, it hurts our self esteem a lot.