McLean High School Poem

McLean High School Poem

Teacher: Linda Oliva

Student: Ryan Chun

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore, 10th Grade

Town of Residence: Vienna


Woman vs. Man

Woman is the only creature who refuses to be what she is

She misinterprets all the differences
And misconceptualizes her pain

Judge a woman by her questions rather than by her answers

She phrases all sorrows

And prods life into conflict

Woman only likes to count her troubles; she doesn't calculate her happiness

She denies all the accusations

And she defies the past

A dog is a woman's best friend

Nothing is left; emptiness in itself

The inequity of woman

— Ryan Chun, 16, McLean High School