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20 Sama - Life is Nothing Without a Little Poetry

This is a place to relax.  A place where you can listen to amazing and inspiring stories about poets and poetry. I don't mean to say that all that you will hear in these blog posts are boring and sad stories.  Yes, I might make you cry a little, but I'll also make you laugh, scream and I will definitely try my best to make you smile. We don't get enough of that everyday.  So I promise you, that by the end of every week, you'll have a little happiness inside of you.I love poetry more than anything.  I not only love writing poetry, but I love reading it and I am amazed each time I hear someone reciting a poem.  Poetry makes me feel in ways that not a single word can explain.  Poetry is a place where being different isn't all that crazy.  Where anyone's dream can come true, no matter how big or small, all by the power of a so called..  YOU. So go ahead, don't be afraid to try to write a poem yourself. I'll make sure to give you advice on what you should do, if your brave enough to try something new.  Did you see how that rhymed? Cool, right? What can I say? Poetry is everywhere!  
   
Hello RTMS.  My name is Sama and this is all about me.  I love writing poetry and writing in general.  It's a hobby of mine.  Not only that, I also love to speak in front of big and small audiences because it gives me the chance to express myself and lets others get to know me.  Plus someone might see me and I'll become famous and have a lot of money.  Just kidding.  My favourite subjects are Language Arts because, well, I just explained why, and Physed because I love to move around and play.  Speaking of Physed, my favourite sports are floor hockey and soccer. I play them because I enjoy it and because I get to be competitive for a while with some friends.  My ultimate favourite foods are Fettuccine and chicken because they are absolutely delicious.  I enjoy spending my time reading books.  I am interested in the author John Green, who is an amazing writer.  I am interested in becoming a journalist one day becomes it gives me a chance to travel and to discover so much about the world.  That was basically all about myself and I hoped you enjoyed it.  Over and Out!         

    

Last Blog Of The Year

posted Jun 22, 2014, 8:04 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 22, 2014, 8:16 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

Okay, to be truthful this might be the last blog of year but it also may not be, depending on if I want to make another one or if I'm forced to.   So for now, let's pretend it is the last blog.  This entire journey we like to call grade six has been absolutely intriguing and plain old fun and amazing and....everything.  Teachers always tell you at the beginning of the year that they are so glad to have us here and that you will be enjoying your time every single ,minute of every single day. But it honestly isn't the real truth. I've had years that sucked more than drinking hot water on a warm summer day and years that were as boring as watching your sisters play video games when you could be the one playing.  However, for some reason, whatever it may be, this year was different.  After being used to having school be nothing but school, I didn't expect much out of the grade six year.  I didn't expect that it would change my life.  Now, hold your horses Sama, a grade six school year changing your life? Don't you think you are over reacting a little. I might be, but it really has.  It might be because I had a teacher like no other.  One that taught me to never say no to a challenge because all challenges are just road blocks in life that lead you to ice cream and happiness, but the last time I recalled they were the same thing.  One that taught us to live outside the "me world" because there was another world out there that was more magical and less self centred that made life so much easier. She also taught us to keep life simple and to use everything around us and that one day we will all change the world because we are all more than capable of doing so.  One that was absolutely...remarkable.  Maybe it was the friends that always had my back....full of water that is. Ones that showed me the definition of fun because before them I was what I like to call mature.  Ones that were always standing in corners with arms wide open when it was too difficult to hold the tears.  Ones that always came with bikes uninvited. Ones who learned every single one of my passwords and ones who sprayed me with my own hose when I wasn't doing the same to them and ones who taught me how to look at life with my eyes facing up and forward because looking down on the ground is way too depressing.  Ones who brought life to the word living and any word for that matter because what's better than hearing your friend scream instead of talk, run instead of walk and soar through the sky instead of just flying.  Maybe it's that feeling when you wake up and really feel excited to go to school.  Crazy, I know but it's happened to me before.  And maybe it's that overwhelming feeling when you look all around you, stare everyone square in the eyes and can't help but...SMILE! 

  

Her Poetry

posted Jun 15, 2014, 12:29 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 15, 2014, 12:31 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

This poem was written by me, and was dedicated to my sister.  I presented it to her on her birthday because she needed to know how much her poetry inspires me.  It portrays all of the things I've learned from, not only her poetry but from her.  She is the best, and so I wrote this for her :

She speaks
There is silence in the audience
Not a word, not even a peak
I'd tell you that she's magical 
But you'd think it's because she's blood related 
Or because she has never hated who I am 
She starts by telling us her name
Nice to meet you 
And suddenly, everyone becomes tame
Because they've heard her before and they know she's more than great
Her first sentence
Catches you, grabs you by the neck 
To tell you " Listen up man, I've got something to say "
Whether it's a reality check
Or a poem about trust
Or warning you kids that you must
Believe in what those blank minded people never believed in 
That what you do with life 
Is your decision 
She teaches you to trust your religion
And to believe in peace and harmony 
So stop what you're doing and see what I see
The power of her words 
Can change your world 
No matter who you are or who you want to be
Listening to her poetry can change you and me
Line after line 
Each time she says a rhyme 
It all makes sense in my mind
They all have so  much meaning
But what I love the most is the way she says them 
I mean you've got to give her some credit
More than 25 poems not a single stutter 
Her flouncy makes me want to be her poetry
Because it takes an artist to move a crowd 
But it takes a genius to make them scream out loud 
She ends her piece 
Therefore silence strikes once more 
No one knows if they should clap or cry like they never did before 
Because every single word she says deserves an award
Not just one from the store
But one that's carved and hand made like her poems themselves
Those poems took you somewhere else 
A place where it's okay to be yourself 
  
Well that's about it.  I hoped you enjoyed this poem because my sister's tears showed that she did.  If you'd like me to post more of my poems every week, then tell in the comment section below.  Plus, remember that life is nothing without a little poetry! 

   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
   

Talent Show!

posted May 28, 2014, 4:20 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 5, 2014, 8:49 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

The talent show is one of my favourite events all year in school.  It gives all the ladies and gentlemen that weren't able to boast about their amazing talents an opportunity to do so now.  You might be thinking that I, Sama maybe doing a poem or a speech because I love to write and preform.  Well, you people are absolutely wrong because I will not be doing that at all. It would have been great to do so, however I had something even better in mind. Since, yes, I do love to preform, I will be auditioning to host the whole talent show. I've always wanted to sort of narrate all the amazing things that happen on stage, therefore, I wish to do a fabulous job at my audition.  The reason why I love the talent show is because in a way, you et a chance to discover so much about your school and even more about your fiends.  Additionally,  love to hear people dance and to see others sing and my favourite of them all, hear people try to rap and beat box but of course, fail miserably.  I'm in no position to say that all of us suck at it, bust sadly, it's the truth.  So comment below what a talent of yours is and if you will be showcasing it on our very own talent show.

  
 

Speech Competition

posted May 28, 2014, 4:09 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 28, 2014, 4:09 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

You might be thinking why on Earth are we hearing about a silly speech competition?  Well because, of course,  I entered into one a few weeks ago and poetry is what helped me get through it and go on to further than the first stage.  As you may know, every year the peel district school board has a speech competition around every year. It's called Excellence in Eloquence and it's a wonderful and exciting experience that is worth every second of every minute.  The reason why I decided to join and try it for the first time was because (1) I love to write and that feeling when you finish that amazing writing piece you just created from one little word (2) because I want to get more experience presenting in front of audiences and (3) because I got to get an awesome chance to preform a little bit of poetry to weird strangers that would compliment me afterwards.  And what an adventure it was.  I got to do so much and have so much fun in less than 3 minutes. No, I did not win, however I think I did pretty well for a twelve year old and I was extremely content with all the hard work I have done.  Plus, now I know that with poetry, I can do whatever I want to do and go wherever I want to go because it's that much of a part of me and I love it.  After my presentation, one of the audience member had come up to me and said that she loved that bit of poetry I added in there and that, my speech was amazing.  That woman turned my whole day upside down and she made me so proud of myself ad what I have done. So, thank you to that woman out there, and I am so sorry for not remembering your name. 

    


            

Emotions

posted May 22, 2014, 4:25 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 22, 2014, 4:25 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

Some people find it difficult to express their emotions and the way they feel, for the soul reason that they'll embarrass themselves.  They feel that no matter how important something they have to say is, it doesn't even matter.  What I think is that the statement that I just displayed out for all you is absolutely ridiculous.  It is true, but ridiculous.  The act of stopping yourself from expressing your opinion and the way you feel is, and bare with me on this, ludicrous.  I have no intend to be sexist, however it is normally boys who feel that way, sometimes girls, but usually boys.  I imagine it's because they are afraid to loose their manliness which is actually extremely stupid.  If someone is hurting your feelings, don't feel embarrassed or let it go, express yourself, and show what you feel because it's important.  I learned how to do that with the use of poetry.  Poetry puts all that bottled up emotion into beautiful verses that get others to understand the way you think, or what you feel.  And believe it or not, it gets you to understand yourself and what you feel because your'e as important as anyone else on this planet.  Somehow poetry lets you discover so much about yourself that you probably didn't know before.  It's a pretty amazing feeling feeling.  So the next time you feel stressed or in a need to tell someone that you deserve to be treated better tell them or better  yet write a poem about it because while you do so, so much will come out of it.  I can promise you that.  Remember emotions don't need to be something you keep inside. Embrace they you feel, love it and if all goes well, write a poem about it. 

  

 
       

Going by the Rules

posted May 14, 2014, 7:05 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 15, 2014, 7:50 AM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

Let's face it people , I am a goody too shoes , and dare I say , very proud to be one. I feel that there is only one rule to go by and that is to follow all the rules , as simple as that. I wouldn't do the wrong thing if my life depended on it . I've always thought that doing the right thing will help you achieve so much more than not. And so I committed my life to listening to everyone and forgetting about a so called being rebellious. However the truth is that I was absolutely incorrect about incorrect. Living a life where all you do is the right thing would not be called living . Your basing your whole life spam on what others think you should do. You've never tried to speak up and use your opinion because you feel it doesn't matte. Now Sama , where on earth did you get these wise words from ? I know this is crazy and your probably never saw this coming , but I learned to change what I thought was the concept of life with the hell of poetry. Every year in all my English classes , I noticed that they always taught us to write poems in a certain kind of way. For example haiku had to have a certain amount of sentences of else they wouldn't be called haiku. I don't mean to offended Shakespeare's sonnets or other poets but all those poems taught you was to always follow what everyone else is doing. Formal poetry is amazing , but I prefer the kind of poetry where you get to be free. Where you have the opportunity to create a poem that's extremely short but still make it sound like heaven. Where you can write a poem so long but never even get close to losing your audience's attention . Where one line , or even one word will turn someone's whole day around. You can become lawyers , doctors or even comedians but listening to spoken word poetry will truly make you the happiest person alive. The words will make you cry at the most random times of the day . The power of poetry is incredible. Especially spoken word poetry ... No offence Shakespeare , you're a great man. I'm not just saying this because poetry is my topic , but seriously hearing someone recite a poem will be  one of those unforgettable moments.  Those moments will just make you smile.


   

Steps to Creating Your Very Own Poem

posted May 1, 2014, 7:29 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 8, 2014, 7:30 AM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

You hear this amazing poem or song or even tune , and you think , " How on Earth do they do this , create this amazing pleasure for us all to listen to . Well right now , this second , I'll try my very best to give you the steps to making your very own poem . YAY! This process can either be extremely difficult or very simple and quick , it just depends on how confident you feel . The first step to think of a topic you feel strongly about . However , you must assure that you can explain everything about the topic ( not necessary to have in the actual poem ) . After picking what you will be beginning to write about , think of a line that resembles your topic and make sure to write it down somewhere that your won't forget . This line doesn't have to become your first sentence . Although the statement or line you just wrote down can be the first one , if and only if it'll grab your audience by the neck and tell them to listen up man , cause you have got something important to say . You can just begin by writing down a sentence , then another . Those sentences don't have to rhyme with one another , however doing so will add a great flavor to your poem . After writing the first paragraph , write another and then another . You should probably make sure that you don't trail off to another universe and write about something completely different . Make sure to say on topic . After finishing up your few verses , as us poetry people like to call it , seep rate them into short lines to make sure you have the proper poetry format . As you do in all essays or assignments , after you accomplish the task of actually writing the poem , you need to go through. The editorial stage . The reason why you do this is because at some point you will write a word that you're trying to rhyme that doesn't even rhyme with the line before . Or you remember an amazing line that You must write and you haven't added before .this process doesn't take much time . It's actually very fun to see the amazing the writing piece you cane up with . I assure you that it will be an amazing feeling . Lastly, it's to present . I think it's the best part because the only thing better than feeling good about yourself is others telling you more things that make you feel even better about yourself . Don't get me wrong , I don't want to force you to write a poem , but the experience will surely be exhilarating . Trust me with this , after all I have a done a time or two myself . If you have any questions or ideas of what poetry related things I should talk about , there's a comment section waiting to be filled .

 
   

Love Actually

posted Apr 30, 2014, 8:11 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 8, 2014, 7:29 AM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

Love actually is one of the most amazing poems I've ever heard. And like most of the things I enjoy about poetry is was created by Phil and Sarah Kaye/Kay. This was just another one of their fabulous spoken word poems. It talks about a love story between two people. It speaks of the things we imagine love would be like and how life isn't a wish granting factory. ( The Fault in Our Stars reference )  This poem is absolutely right . We always imagine our life to be the most perfect place , where we fall in love , and have children that shine like the stars . I'm in no position to say that this will never happen . However it's very unlikely that all things you want in life will come true . You may be thinking that , hey , I'm in the sixth grade , what do I know about love ? Well this poem is more than just a love story . It's a guide . It was created by these amazing poets to let you know that you can plan out the perfect girl or the perfect guy for you . But , unexpectedly , you will fall in love with the totally wrong person . Take your family members for example , truthfully , how often do you get along ? Not a great percentage . Even though you bicker and fight and kick each other's butt , you'll always love them from the moon and back , because they are who your are meant to be with . One of my favourite sentences from Love Actually  stated,, " Maybe love is not ready for you , maybe you are not ready for love . Maybe love stays and maybe love can't , maybe love shouldn't . " It leaves you speechless . It practically says it all . Sometimes you need to be a patient grasshopper and wait for love to come to you . You'll have days where you dread everything that you know because you feel that you need someone to hold . Believe it or not they are out there , maybe not as perfect as you imagined , but better . Maybe not love , but life will give you a friendship that you can't ever forget . Some of us are so strongly implanted into each others brains and hearts , that we do have that kind of friendship . I'll tell you know that it's one of the best ones . 
    
 




My Favorite Poems

posted Apr 16, 2014, 8:08 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 8, 2014, 7:29 AM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

Despite what people may think , poems are just like human beings . We come in different shapes and sizes . We are all created by different people . We all bring a different purpose to the world . However, just like people , there are some I like more than others . I'm kidding . But seriously , there are poems that make you feel that you are the only living thing in the world and that no matter what , for those 3 minutes , nothing will ever happen , you won't go wrong again , and no more mistakes will be made . Some poems make you feel that you've now learned everything you need to know about life . That shows , the amount of morals one poem can have . My favourite poems have the characteristics : Humorous, well-worded, great expression and gives you some sort of an incredible feeling . One of my all time favourite poem was created by my older sister entitled , " Dear Child." It spoke of a dead man saying his last words to a kid , that doesn't have a great understanding of life itself and how there are times when you can doubt yourself and times where you feel like you have to quit , and that doesn't, in anyway, mean that you're a loser or a person that doesn't know their way around life . All it means is that you have a few things to figure out . The reason why I love this poem is because at my age , so many of us can relate to it in different ways , and that there will always be people out there , who care so much about you that they will take all the time in the world to help you find your way .
         

  

Same Love

posted Mar 25, 2014, 7:47 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 7:53 PM by Ms T Vento RTMS ]

Same Love is one of the most moving songs you can listen to. It gives some homophobic people a different perspective on how to look at others, and more importantly, on how to look at life . Poetry is like music . It gets you to think, and I mean really think about the decisions  you make in the future . This song, especially, is extremely poetic . One of my favorite lines of Same Love is, " And I can't change , even if I tried, even if I wanted to." This means that you are who you are, and we are all different, and someone should have no right to judge or threaten someone else because they are not as manly or as feminine as you want them to be . How would you like it if someone came up to you, threw you in the trash and told you to change ,told you that you don't belong. It'll hurt, a lot more than you think . Sometimes I would walk down the hallway and see two guys hugging and it's sweet. But then, out of nowhere , another group of immature boys, scream out "Man that's gay" and laugh and walk by like nothing even happened. Don't ever take these things as a joke . If you don't feel comfortable around homosexuals and what not, don't say anything at all. To be truthful, your words will stab someone like a knife . Mind your own business. When it comes to things like this, it's not cool or funny or humors. It's just plain, old, SICK, and absolutely unexceptionable . Songs like this really make you feel something. You have that knot in your stomach because, you now realize that we need a change, and one song, one line , even one word, should do the trick .
 

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