Mittwoch, 9. März 2011

Poem about the Stirrings (Chapter 5)

If you dream something you don’t want to tell
What do you do? What do you do?
If you’re ashamed to speak about
What do you do? What do you do?

There is no ability to be silent
What do you do? What do you want?
And when you talk to them
What will they do? What will they do?

You’re still growing up and develop
Isn’t it easy - isn’t it hard?
Your parents help you to find the right way
What do you do? What do you want?

They tell you this good feeling is bad
What will you do? What will they do?
The Stirrings: You want to feel them again
What do you do? What do you do?

But they were gone when you took the pill
Is it normal or only controlled?
You loosed this dream –like a self kill?
It is not perfect and, sure, not real.

This poem is just out of my own feelings and thoughts, although I know Jonas would not think so, because he has not the freedom to think things like that, to criticize their community and the structures.


  1. I also liked your poem and I think it fits very well to Jonas' situation as your class described it in your blogs. Maybe he will be able to voice his feelings in a similar way later in the book?

  2. Thumbs up! As I said in class, lots of good ideas in this poems plus you were able to use stylistic devices such as repetitions and rhetorical questions as well as alliterations in this poem!