Not A Failure
(Lines from Edmonton to my best friend in Edmonton)
English is my weakest subject, and
I'm sure that I must put a lot of effort on it,
or I will fail for sure.
Upon the bookshelf
standing the practice books you gave me,
reminding me to do exercise everyday.
I would concentrating on other subjects,
but not English;
I would doing something else
rather than studying English;
I would trying to make it behind
so that it's out of my sight;
I would sitting on somewhere
for a day with no purpose; And
I would tell myself that
“I'm not escaping from it”,
even though my heart say I am.
You know I'm relatively lazy, and
everytime you want to talk about English
I would talk something else.
Now, you score 73 in English.
And I got same numbers, but reversed.
I found difficulty in English, but
I just couldn't tell the difficulty and seek for help.
Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking,
None of them I can do it well.
And I said I want to quit,
Not looking at you I knew that
you were really angry.
"If you're a failure, then quit!" you said and left.
I ' m n o t a f a i l u r e ;
I w i l l n e v e r q u i t ;
I failed once, but I won't fail to try.
Monday, 16 March 1998
Posted by pang at 18:21