The Twelfth Birthday

DP English Language and Literature HL students in Grade 11 have been studying the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Students mimicked her style by writing a pastiche.

The Twelfth Birthday

a birthday is it indeed,
my foot unguarded.
it braces itself
I worry

The door wasn’t there before, but is now
It guards,
It knows,
oh no I can longer be a fugitive.

sweet girl what can you do?
his white beard smothers his true intentions,
there it is,
I scream blue murder
for I did not match his quota.

Thump thump,
What a day to remember.

by Noëmie, Grade 11