Your World

By: Georgia Douglas Johnson

Your 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 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

This poem is about going out and expanding your world by achieving your goals and not giving up. You can't see and experience things if you stay in your little part of the world. Go out and explore what it has to offer because your world is as big as you make it.

Why this poem?

I am about to go on a new path, just as every other senior and it seemed appropriate to chose something about going into a new phase of life. It is so much about going out to do something new and explore, and I feel like that is what we are about to do.

On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

If you love somebody

Better tell them while they’re here ’cause

They just may run away from you


You’ll never know quite when, well

Then again it just depends on

How long of time is left for you


I’ve had the highest mountains

I’ve had the deepest rivers

You can have it all but life keeps moving


I take it in but don’t look down


‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

Waiting on this for a while now

Paying my dues to the dirt

I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay

Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay

Take you with me if I can

Been dreaming of this since a child

I’m on top of the world


I’ve tried to cut these corners

Try to take the easy way out

I kept on falling short of something


I coulda gave up then but

Then again I couldn’t have ’cause

I’ve traveled all this way for something


I take it in but don’t look down


‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

Waiting on this for a while now

Paying my dues to the dirt

I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay

Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay

Take you with me if I can

Been dreaming of this since a child

I’m on top of the world


Ooh


‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

Waiting on this for a while now

Paying my dues to the dirt

I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay

Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay

Take you with me if I can

Been dreaming of this since a child


And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down

And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground

Get up now, get up, get up now


And I know it’s hard when you’re falling down

And it’s a long way up when you hit the ground

Get up now, get up, get up now.


‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

I’m on top of the world, ‘ay

Waiting on this for a while now

Paying my dues to the dirt

I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay

Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay

Take you with me if I can

Been dreaming of this since a child

I’m on top of the world

Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World (Official Music Video)

How it connects?

I picked this song because it talks about how you should give up and just keep on until you reach your goal. The part in the song where it says

"I’ve tried to cut these corners Try to take the easy way out

I kept on falling short of something

I coulda gave up then but

Then again I couldn’t have ’cause

I’ve traveled all this way for something"

basically is just like the poem in the sense that you can not just wait for life to happen you have to go out and make it happen.

Original Poem

Traveling on this path to find a

Future, happiness, and success

Getting to the point where you have find the path

Fear sets in

Get rid of fear

For fear restricts you

Letting go of fear helps find your path