Losing Track

It’s Quadrille Monday at the DVerse Poets virtual pub! This week’s word is track. Also written for FOWC: Medal.

We always, always kept track of grades,
Mine we always As, 
Except for one B+ 
In an AP Physics class --
That's another thing,
I took six APs --
And in academic decathlon 
I won seven medals.

And what do I have
Left of it now? 

Believe it or not, I did write something happy today, this morning. Maybe I’ll share it later. Maybe I can even try to write a second quadrille. In the meantime, here is my quadrille, based on my dumpster-fire of a life, in which all of my previous achievements have burned to invisible ashes.

The moral of this story is, if you did badly in school, none of it matters anyway!

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5 thoughts on “Losing Track

  1. Good grades will never, of themselves, make for a good exciting life. It is shat you learned getting those grades, and how you manifest it in the world,

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  2. I’m sorry you’re feeling down. Those grades were an achievement and mattered to you at the time, but they don’t predict your future life–and there is so much after high school.

    Sending you virtual hugs. And you are very welcome to post another quadrille, if you’d like.

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  3. I think it’s something to be very proud of, even if it doesn’t yield benefits now. Each season is a different piece of the puzzle that is us. Always keep those medals and memories, and let them be dear to you.

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  4. Past is gone, future is unknown, but present is our present (i.e., gift). Our past achievements remind us of our capabilities 🙂


  5. “dumpster fire of a life”…..ah, my dear d’Verse friend. Know you are valued here. Yep — grades in school, so important then….and then experience in the world takes over and the grades are but a squiggle on some report card that has long since gathered dust. You are the value….inside and out….not the grades. I send you virtual hugs today!


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