My World

By Georgia Douglas Johnson

My World

Your world is as big as you make it. I know, for i used to abide in the narrowest nest in a corner, My wings pressed close to my side.

But I sighted the distant horizon where the skyline encircled the seas and i throbbed with a burning desire to travel to this immensity.

I battered the cordons around me and cradled my wings on the breeze, Then soared to the uttermost reaches with rapture, with power with ease!

Main Idea

The main idea behind this poem is the idea of self guidance, acceptance, and empowerment. Georgia leads the reader into a world where you can do anything and make your world the best it can be as long as you try. By using the symbols of having the bird pressed into a corner trying to be as small as possible she showed that when the world seems to be getting small and unforgiving all you have to is "spread your wings and fly". The last part of her poem is trying to emphasize the fact that its not hard to control your life and that once your in control you wont lose it.
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My Connection

I feel that I have a powerful connection with this poem and the idea behind it because I've always had the potential to do great things, I just seem to keep letting myself down and losing control of my life. My parents have always told me that I can do great things as long as I apply myself and get my work and other commitments completed in a timely manner and i always seem to lose that time and put myself out of control in those situations. So after reading this poem hopefully i can take it to heart and actually follow through on all of my engagements.

Song Connection

I chose the song happy by Pharrel Williams because his song is all about being happy with yourself and that is one of the main ideas about "My World". My world emphasizes the impact that you can have on your own life just by being optimistic and trying to accomplish your goals. I feel that both of these forms of literature describe my life perfectly through the feeling of self accomplishment, happiness, and escape.
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Pharrell Williams - Happy (Despicable Me 2 - Lyric Video)


When you put yourself in a corner you can find a way out,

Even when the situation is dim there will always be Light,

And hearing this poem you may have your doubts,

about the reasoning behind my thought and if its right.

That you yourself are in control of your life

and nothing in this world is unreachable.

Through determination you will get through the strife,

and many a great thing will be achievable.

So when I tell you there is always a way out.

just push through in this life and seek happiness.