Poet of the Week! (May 25, 2020)

This weeks poet is Abby Theberge! Abby is 17 and a Junior at Conval. She has been a part of Writing Club for three years. Abby is an active member of our community and participates in many activities at school. Not only is she an amazing writer, she is also a talented musician, singer, and performer! Today’s poem by Abby is a more recent work. She wrote this two weeks ago and it is one of my personal favorites of hers. It is entitled “Sort Yourself Out First” .

Sort Yourself Out First

I know the world is a scary place.
I know that your bedroom is covered in clothes and half-filled notebooks,
piled up to your knees.
I know that life feels like a map full of dead ends and paper towns.

I know that you feel like there's evil in the world,
climbing up from the deepest depths
of dreamers just like you, but Girl,

You can't conquer the world and its many wrongdoings.
You can't be like Atlas, holding the weight of the world
on your shoulders.

Step back.
Let others do some of the heavy lifting.

Sort yourself out first.

Then place your crown back on top of your head,
lace up your boots, and
show the world what you are made of.

Thank you Abby for being this weeks featured poet! Come back this week to hear more from this amazingly talented writer! And come back tomorrow to hear about our weekly Writing Club meeting!

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