Poem Review: Ask Me By William Stafford

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William Stafford’s poem “Ask Me” is an interesting poem catching my attention with the way the poem brings out the true core of life. Life is very like a roller coaster; with every second going by you encounter unexpected ups and downs making your emotions go everywhere. After reading this poem I realized that I too look at life in many of the same ways as William Stafford. Throughout my life I have had many different experiences, both good and bad, that have made me who I am today. If anything has made me who I am today it would be the hardships that I have encountered throughout my years and the many mistakes I have made while growing up. Many of the worst mistakes I have made throughout my life have happened recently. In the past two years…show more content…
Any of which have consequences following them; I have learned to deal with the mistakes I have made and deal with them in the best manner I can. The hardest thing about making mistakes is dealing with the grief you are causing the ones closest to you. It’s the ones’ closest to me that are truly being hurt. Friends and family both ask me, if you could would you want to take back the mistakes you have made? My answer to that is no I would not; its because of the mistakes I have made that make me who I am today. William Stafford signifies that people come in and out of your life; some playing little roles and some playing significant roles. Through all of this I have friends come and go; no matter who they may be everybody has made an impact in my life in one way or another. When things get rough you realize who is actually close to you; but it’s the people that exit my life in a hurry that have taught me a lot. I have realized that people can come and go out of my life as they please, but it’s the people that stay that truly impact me. If I weren’t as lucky to have the people I have in my life at the moment I don’t know where I would be

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