commit mistakes, do regretful decisions and will face uncertainties in life. From the poem itself he mentioned that “pain is part of the human condition” which means it is a constant cycle that keeps on coming in our lives. Though sometimes we tend to give up, Koyczan’s poem reminds us to “be grateful”; for the fact that in our own selves, we are not alone, there are lots of people out there who suffer the same struggles that we have, some probably experienced the worst. Although trapped in a terrible situation, Koyczan said that a “simple smile” would resolve just a small problem. He also ask those who are in vain to “speak and be heard”, to voice out how they feel for it is one of the greatest relief; to break free. If we let our problems and worries out, we are relieved. Koyczan also added that there is always someone who we could lean upon to, to share our troubles. This inspiration from Koyczan’s poem encourages those who are weakened
and silenced by their own adversities to stand up, be out and connect with people to surpass the challenge of life. In my own life, I have numerous of experiences of having a bad day but, connection with other people always is the best key to success. I remember those days from Grade 12 when I have ELA 30-1 classes. To write an essay without any book, with surprise topic and just by your own mind, defines my bad days in Language Arts. I found it so traumatic because everytime I wrote those papers, I can’t organize my ideas properly. It is a good thing I have accommodations
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