“Am I an English Major?… Oh God! Yes I am!”
I couldn’t help to think to myself this was not what
The goal was to get famous and rich you see
While eating junk food and watching ten hours
of Spongebob TV
But then something started to happen 10th grade
When I realized, the imagination the TV did
I spent my days watching the TV scriptwriters’ great
When I realized that it was the desire to create I
So when Buffy ended, and the series (for me) was
It was the laptop I wrote the rest of Buffy’s Summers
It was in those moments that something began to
My eyes began to cry tears of joy and my stomach
let out a loud burst
This writing thing turned out to be more than
My mom begged me to do chores but with my stories
I was never done
At the start, the words rugged, misspelled and out
But when it came to writing to get it right I was willing
to take all the time
Imagine how I felt when it was rumored that writers
loved to read
Old habits came back to bite me because I still
loved watching TV
I fought against the idea of picking up a huge hard
But in college when I saw my tuition bill I had a different
I had no choice to read, or down would go my
And my dreams would shatter into a million pieces
Like a hand-grenade
Now here I am an English major with a gutsy
To assure that my stories reach every part of
this great land
So don’t tell your friends writing is not cool just
to fit in
Because I’m finding out that everything that is great
was once written!
7 Comments on “Introducing Me”
I can relate to your poem! I am currently working on my B.A degree in English with a track in creative writing. However, before coming to college I fought hard not to make English my major. Yet, in the end I realized this is what I wanted to do.
I loved your poem! However, I suggest reading over it again. There were a few missing prepositions in your lines. Other than that it is a good piece.
Thanks so much for pointing out that error. Sometimes my mind jumps the gun!
This is so relatable! It almost perfectly describes my life, except instead of watching tv I always read books, and had to fight myself to write them instead. Wen I went to college, I started out engineering, then moved to business, and eventually ended with my only true passion: fiction writing.
And side note: screw everyone who says “what are you going to do with an ENGLISH MAJOR?” Or, “so you want to be a teacher?” I got a job right out of college as a marketing copywriter. Because is the most underrated skills, year the most important skill. Everything thinks they can write, but that’s really not the case.
Lol! If you only knew how many times people told me that my only option was to teach…
This one was nostalgic for me. I’m sure it’s also relatable to most of us on this site. It feels scattered (in a great way!), disheartened, yet still hopeful in a way that only a writer could feel. The abab rhyme scheme of the poem works great with the theme also; it reminds me a lot of being in school and trying to find my voice.
Funny enough, when I was younger I only read books. But now I found myself watching TV more!
My best friend is an English Major, and he works for a bank. I’ve been trying to get him to edit my work, but he’s lost the excitement of writing. Now, unfortunately, he’s a spectator. I only hope to spur some sort of creative streak in him. I need a good Editor!
Oh I am so jealous of the English majors and wished some of the good grammar and punctuation would rub off on me! Hey a very good and exciting way to introduce yourself, I enjoyed and thanks.
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