So, I’m not big on poetry. I mean, I don’t hate it, but I wouldn’t say I’m an expert at reciting poems and the like.
However, this week, well more like today, there was a Poetry Out Loud competition. Basically, it’s a national competition that starts off in your class then moves to the school then the district/county, state, country, or something along those lines.
I was really glad I got to participate. However, I didn’t win the school competition, but hey, I was nominated by my teacher, at least. And no, they didn’t just pick you for your grade, we actually had to recite a poem to be able to qualify.
Anyways, since I participated in the competition today, I got to skip all of my classes! XD Well, it’s not like I just walked around school; I sat in a theatre all day (it’s not comfy) and had to present my poem(s) in front of three judges and quite a few large classes. Yikes! I got to go 27th… I wouldn’t say it’s a terrible number, but I would have rather gone a little earlier because waiting just makes everything more nerve-wracking and it’s hard to enjoy everyone else’s performances as you’re waiting for your impending doom
and watching how much better all the contestants are than you.
Overall, I think I did pretty well. I did make it to the top 15 out of the 30-40 competitors, so I guess that’s something to be happy about. I knew I wouldn’t make it to runner up, and definitely not first place. x_x I mean, of course I could’ve done better on my recitations, but we only got, like, two days to memorize the poems? I dunno, I memorized both, but it’s completely different being up on stage versus performing in front of a class.
I’m so glad I got to experience this, though,
and got to skip classes. It was really fun, and I enjoyed watching everyone perform! Hopefully next year I get the opportunity to do it again and maybe see if I’ve improved.
Sorry this was kinda short. Any of you have experiences with big competitions (doesn’t have to be poetry)? Share below! And feel free to ask questions (because I know I was very vague in this post)
See ya! ~Annabeth♥
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P.P.S. The drawing from the previous post was supposed to be old-Yato from Noragami. ;P