A couple of days ago at school we had an assignment to write a biopoem. A Biopoem is a poem that describes a person in 11 lines. There is a specific formula to use when writing a bio poem. After submitting my poem the writing teacher refused it and said to me, “Your poem is all about guns and is borderline graphic violence and you have to get your mind off it.”
In my biopoem I had mentioned guns, bullets or ammo several times. The teacher had said she wanted our biopoem to tell about us so that is what I gave her. My dad and I like guns and I want to be a competition shooter and a Marine Scout Sniper.
One of the questions asked what I appreciate. I replied that I appreciate electricity, guns, ammo and friends.
Another question asked what I wonder about and I answered that I wonder how bullets do so much damage when they hit big things even though they are small.
In another question I had replied that I believe in nukes if you have to use them, conservatism and guns.
To one of the questions I had replied I want to make it in politics and I want to make it to the Marines Scout Sniper unit.
And in one of the final questions I had answered that I love sports, guns and video games.
Okay, maybe I am into guns more than most but she asked and I answered. I appreciate guns for lots of reasons. You can target shoot and hunt with them and you should still have one for self protection. Some people don’t like guns but does that give them the right to force their belief on others?
While this teacher may not like guns did this give her the right to refuse my poem and tell me that mentioning guns to the extent I did is borderline graphic violence?
My father explained to me that schools are hypersensitive about guns, weapons and violence because of school shootings like Thurston and Columbine. Though I understand this I do not like it because some people just don’t understand guns. If a teacher does not want something listed on a biopoem they should tell you in advance or not ask the question to begin with.
Please leave me a comment as to what you think about that situation. Feel free to state whatever your belief is.