Patricia Grantham

Freshman - 2,225 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Peer Pressure


You went along with the unruly group just to be a part of the crowd
Then started walking toward the school and began to yell out loud
It was time to go to the classroom but you lingered out in the hall
The bell rang loud for the second time so you responded to its call

Algebra and Social Studies was the first and second of your classes
In a rush to be with friends you forgot and left without your glasses
The Teachers taught you all day long and tried to give you their best
Will want to see what you have learned when time to take their test

School was finally over for the day but you did not want to go home
You just wanted to hang out with friends and later decided to roam
Learning began to be a bore so you decided to just skip a class
No need to stay in school all day don't need Physical Ed to pass

Freedom from peer pressure is your chance for a future that's bright
Keep your mind on the prize ahead and never let it leave your sight
Diplomas and certificates will be given out with joy on graduation day
Awarded to those who studied hard and not those that went just to play

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: school


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  • Rookie - 457 Points Louis Rams (7/29/2013 7:11:00 AM)

    you was taught very young that an education you must get, and by continuing this path
    your future will be set. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,010 Points Valsa George (7/28/2013 4:52:00 AM)

    Keep your mind on the prize ahead and never let it leave your sight..... the most outstanding line in the poem! This advice is equally applicable to young students under peer pressure and grown ups! No journey will be successfull without a clear idea of the destination to be reached! A sound advice full of wordly wisdom! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,502 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/11/2013 1:29:00 PM)

    Keep your mind on the prize ahead and never let it leave your sight
    Sound advice indeed. A beautiful narration of behavioral outcomes. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 199 Points Kavya . (5/23/2013 4:27:00 AM)

    hahaha....a very fatherly advice.....since generations, every parent has been saying this n every child has been doing this......its all in the age Sir...this peer group etc will vanish as soon as they come out of school n start realsing their responsibilities...wat i feel is both has to be balanced, there has to be friends to socilaise with withut losing focus on education........a very excellent write..enjoyed reading (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 503 Points Paul Brookes (5/16/2013 2:38:00 AM)

    Very similar in theme to my poem' History Lesson.' It is sad that in our society the young have become lost and are torn too many ways to stay on track too many distractions. It is much harder for the youngsters of today than when I was young.. A very well written thought provoking poem.10/10 Thanks for sharing BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Joseph Anderson (5/15/2013 2:56:00 PM)

    So sad and very true much to often.You nailed the problem-peer pressure. A worthwhile read
    Hope some youngsters read this (Report) Reply

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