September, 25, 2013
The poem that I was reading is called ‘’The strongest Girl I ever Knew’’ by Ronald Doe I pick this poem because I can relate to this poem because I have someone in my family who is disable and in a wheelchair like how Ronald Doe sister is .This poem has a lot of imagery as I’m reading the poem I can picture the things he saying about his sister and I can kind of feel how he feel. I picked this poem because of how inspirational this girl was to me. She reminds me of my auntie, she makes all of my current problems seem like grains of sand compared to her unlucky situation. I really felt for her and my auntie when the author listed all of the things she would never be able to do. For my part, I would be completely compressed! I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to stay strong when you’re that one in a million whose life has taken a steep downhill.
The things that Doe describe in the poem are the things that my auntie can’t do either so this poem was really something I can talk about. My auntie had been disable for 32 years where she can’t talk or walk. Doe stated in stanza (5) was saying that she never shows her fears and she never let you hear her cry and she never show tears that rolls down her eyes. Those lines right there are very touching and true for the 20 years that I knew my auntie I never notice none of those things the only thing I notice about her was at all times is she kept a smile on her face at all times. This kept me motivated in life to keep doing what I’m doing which is football and do well and school. She never had the opportunity to do none of those things that why when I go over my grandma house sometimes I be talking to her sharing stories with her wishing she can talk back to me and give me feedback .
On line (1) Doe stated that her sister couldn’t walk again. My auntie couldn’t walk at all the day she was born. When I get tired of walking places...