Your World

Jonas Marsh

Your World By: Georgia Douglas Johnson

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 pressing close to my side.


But I sighted the distant horizon

Where the skyline encircled the sea

And I throbbed with a burning desire

To travel 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

Everyone has their own little world, and each of them unique in their own special ways. This poem describes how you can expand your world by achieving your goals and not giving up. In this poem she uses symbolism to represent life and the goals a person wants to achieve. She goes into detail in the first quatrain how the ultimate goal is nearly impossible to reach. But in the last quatrain she explains how one "soared to the utmost reaches with rapture, with power, with ease!" and finally reached their goal.
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I chose this poem because I feel like I can relate to it so perfectly. I've always been the type of person to give up on their goals so quickly. My grandfather always pushed me no matter how bad I wanted to quit. Whether it was sports, a piece of art, a song, or an instrument my grandfather always encouraged me to me to keep trying, to not give up. I feel like he represents the "distant horizon" the hope that I am capable of anything I set my mind to. I finally built up the courage and motivation to accomplish all goals I have set for myself, or in other words, cradling my wings on the breeze, then soaring to the uttermost reaches.

Hall Of Fame by: The Script

Yeah, you can be the greatest

You can be the best

You can be the King Kong banging on your chest


You can beat the world

You can beat the war

You can talk to God, go banging on his door


You can throw your hands up

You can beat the clock (yeah)

You can move a mountain

You can break rocks

You can be a master

Don't wait for luck

Dedicate yourself and you gon' find yourself


Standing in the hall of fame (yeah)

And the world's gonna know your name (yeah)

'Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah)

And the world's gonna know your name (yeah)

And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame


You can go the distance

You can run the mile

You can walk straight through hell with a smile


You can be the hero

You can get the gold

Breaking all the records they thought never could be broke


Yeah, do it for your people

Do it for your pride

How are you ever gonna know if you never even try?


Do it for your country

Do it for your name

'Cause there's gonna be a day...


When you're standing in the hall of fame (yeah)

And the world's gonna know your name (yeah)

'Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah)

And the world's gonna know your name (yeah)

And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame

Hall Of Fame - The Script feat. will.i.am (Lyrics)
When choosing a song that fit this poem appropriately it didnt take me long to find the perfect one. I believe that this song by The Script is a perfect example of the symbolism of not giving up on your goals. "You could be the best" is a reminder that if you put fourth the effort and keep going that you indeed could be the best.

Life

Life is full of wonderful things


Popping bubble wrap, watching the sun set, gazing at the stars


You see, life is full of all of these wonderful things yet we tend to forget that with life there also comes the bad


You run out of bubbles to pop, homework, even the occasional thought in the back of your head of whether or not you have enough gas to make it to the gas station


But you always have to remember that someone, something out there is far worse off than you.


So enjoy the little things, and accept the bad.


Because in the end, we're all on the same planet just with different struggles.