I don’t have fond memories of school days,

just that constant feeling, even in

kindergarten, that I’d better

learn the unwritten rules

making my life such misery or I’d

not survive daily pressure to fit that awkward mold.


*Inspired by a dversepoets prompt to write an alphabet sestet (lines starting here i,j,k,l,m,n.)

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

29 thoughts on “School-Dazed”

  1. Good alphabetical sestet….and the title relates perfectly your feelings about school. I suspect in kindergarten, it was just a daze of all those rules, spoken and unspoken….and oh how I remember the teen years — talk about spoken and loudly spoken rules…and not even the ones from the teachers!!!

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  2. Funny thing, I was thinking about that today. How to be good in school we were expected to behave and be normal like everyone else. We were never encouraged to think outside the box, when we should probably have been encouraged to do just that. Thank you for making the thoughts into this wonderful poem!

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  3. I loved school after a rough start and so get that constant feeling of just not getting the unwritten rules. It became difficult again in high school because I just didn’t fit in with the popular crowd. It as only later that I learned to love being different.

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  4. I find it so intriguing and horribly sad that SO many of us felt this way about school, including me. It was grueling to say the least. So many rules. I wish the school systems would adapt more of the same philosophies as early childhood educators do. It drives me nuts.

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  5. I think so many can relate to this. I had good and bad experiences. I think I was fortunate that we moved when I was in 7th grade.
    But I actually couldn’t figure out the rules when I had a one-year teaching position at a local university. 🙂

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  6. This flows well…you’d never know about the alphabet constraints unless you were told. I found myself admiring your awareness of unwritten rules so young…though not necessarily an advantage perhaps.

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