Confidence, Cohen, confidence.
I've loved this poem for a long time now. I keep a copy in my filecase, actually, so that I can bring it to school and read it whenever my heart begins to feel like it's being sat on.Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
I missed you today, Pacha. I was at III-1 earlier-- I dropped my books at Marga's table because my weak arms couldn't take them anymore [Haha.], and was leaving the classroom when Sir Averilla came in, looked at me, and then said, "Is this III-1?" HAHAHA. But seriously-- he was dropping off old quizzes and whatnot, some from the first quarter. I was looking for Marga's, Ana's and Terray's, and I ended up with a few Pacha ones. [Oh, and you were marked 3/30 in one of them, which was actually kind of stupid, because you got 6 items right, not three. HAHAHA.] It was like a slap in the face, seeing your name, in your handwriting.
Oh, and I think I did something stupid today. We had an English quiz wherein we were supposed to form the past perfect tense, and then once of them was broadcast
. My classmates all wrote had been broadcasted
, but Sir K said it was wrong, and that it should've been just broadcast. Then he said that anyone who could prove that broadcasted
is a word would get +25 in the card. I couldn't resist, of course-- you know how I am-- even if he said that if you couldn't, then he'd deduct 25 points.
I went for it, and I have no idea what he's playing at, beause broadcasted
is right there in the dictionary as one of the plural forms of broadcast
, and because he poked his head in my classroom during World History, and told me "his is more complete." Whatever the hell that means, but I'm feeling kind of queasy. He's got something up his sleeve, I know it.IS HE EVEN ALLOWED TO SUBTRACT 25 POINTS FROM MY CARD GRADE OVER A MABABAW BET?
I don't know. Sir Toor and I always used to do that kind of thing in Journalism class last year, but we both knew he'd never go through with it. With Sir K, I don't know... he has the same spirit that Sir Mike had. He'd fight for something he believed in, or wanted [which I actually like in him 98% of the time.]. [Unfortunately, he has an even shorter temper.]
But I am not going to lose.
Oh, and I'm dying to watch Gossip Girl. Everyone's raving about the clothes so much, it's insane.