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Below is the poem entitled Rededication which was written by poet RALPH TAYLOR. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The student wasn't doing well,
his grades were really bad!
His father looked him in the eye,
and said, "son, dammit I'm mad"!

"You have such great potential,
it's a shame to see you fail!
If you rededicate yourself,
I know you will prevail"!

So he changed his study habits,
and to himself, avowed,
to attain a higher level,
and make his parents proud!

So he had to change his attitude,
to accomplish such a deed,
and with the faith his parents showed in him,
he was able to succeed!

Dammit, I'm mad
by - Ralph Taylor

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  1. Date: 4/25/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one..Yes, a little change in attitude makes a great difference in all things in life..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 8:41:00 AM
    nice turnaround - if only all kids would listen to their parents when they give such good advice! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:07:00 AM
    Great job Ralph! Congratulations on your win! Thank for your kindness and encouragement--bighugs,love deb

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:30:00 PM
    Hi Ralph - Congratulations on your winning entry! Thank you for all of your kind comments on my poems. - Gail

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in David's "Palindrome Mad" contest Ralph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:09:00 PM
    Great work And congratulaitons Ralph. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 6:16:00 PM
    Okies Ralph you soup mail me and explain how Dammit, I'm mad is the P. thing? I see it if you can just jumble the letters? BUT I thought they had to read the same forward and backward? & I'm mad does't have a T in it?? [fret] I dumb? Congrad's on your Big win Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 3:55:00 PM
    very nice write Ralph...congrats on your win...regards...Joseph

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 2:52:00 PM
    well done! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 2:09:00 PM
    Great ideas in this winner, Ralph! I loved the energy and the this a personal story?...a weee bit?....ha ha...Happy for this poem's success! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 2:01:00 PM
    Such a great job, Ralph!! Good for you!! Congrats on a well deserved win!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 1:19:00 PM
    Well done Ralph, big congratulations xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 6:33:00 PM
    Hi Ralph - So true...the right attitude, commitment and some positive support can make all of the difference in the world. Very creatively stated in your poem.

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:48:00 PM
    gosh darn, you did Superbly with this challenge. Mine is biting the dust. hahaha. I think I'll be happy if I see it as an HM!! I sure hope this one does well. I really like how you nicely rhymed it with those palindromes.

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Cool dromes Ralph.. Nice write xxx Hugs

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 9:21:00 AM
    Wonderful and inspiring poem Ralph with good use of those Palindromes, "so he changed his attitutude" that is good advice, best of luck in the contest

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 6:13:00 AM
    Where did this week go I wonder again. But hey I have enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Ralph. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and happiness. Keep writing and sharing your poetry. Love, Carol