“The Kaleidoscope Breath” by Caroline McCann

She breathed in the summer sunshine, And absorbed the crisp fall breeze. She let the spring rest on her tongue And the winter air put her at ease. She knew the world through a kaleidoscope; She blew the flowers, And smelled the leaves, And yet her beauty was in the beauty that such a strange […]

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“Never Trust Her When She’s Silent” by Caroline McCann

She can shine a fake smile and fake a love with all her soul, but never trust her when she’s silent, for she’s not pretending anymore; She’s lived through many a day Where the shadows were her shield, Where her hush hid the tears that fell in whispers from her fears, And What you can’t […]

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“Glass” By Alana Applebaum

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2021-22 School Year

Every day I work till my feet are straining to support me Till I’m burnt out and smoke trails behind me Till my sighs just barely escape my lips But hardly make a sound   Every day I see so much sorrow and anguish And try to take a stand To find some of the […]

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“Sleeping Beauty” By Charlotte Anderson

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2021-22 School Year

  Prick a finger on a needle, Fallen slumber, trees and cheadle, Broken home and sour blood, Beauty sleeps on roses bud Take a mighty sword and hand And slay the dragon, Save the land Wake the maiden Fair and lit Return the town to its fit Lock away the spindle, grand In the tower […]

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“Carved Footsteps” By Ilona Agur

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2021-22 School Year

You have left Taken the shortcut Instead of the scenic route. Will you regret Never looking behind What would’ve this become?   A match that failed To strike a flame Is thrown away, I guess. But afterward Would burning fire Leave bright spots in your eyes?   Here comes a knight In shining armor Come […]

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“Journey of Friendship” By Daniel Agur

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2021-22 School Year

Sets and sets flow on, go by and sorry not knowing which to join being as uncomfortable, just as shy man, I wish I knew the metal of the social coin   For eternities, I have mined for it within myself But what has value to me, to others has no meaning But ooh! I […]

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“Who Am I?” By Avi Juneja

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2021-22 School Year

I am … I don’t know What am I? I think I am Asian, Black, White, European, African-American, Mexican, and a lot more. I think I am but I am not sure I want to fit in But no one will accept who I am I don’t know who I am Everywhere I go I […]

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“What’s in a Name?” By Samia Atallah

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2021-22 School Year

For as long as I can remember, I have always felt this way What became of my name? “The exalted one” It is hard to feel exalted when it makes you feel infamous Say my name Samia Not “Sum-Ia” Not “Sa-Mia” I could have been named Lilly Lilly Such a name you cannot mis-pronounce How […]

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“My Culture” By Caroline McCann

Two s3lf h@rms and two $u!c!d3s That’s just since December 1st.. You thought your Teenage years were bad? I promise, ours are worse.   Two s3lf h@rms and two $u!c!d3s Oh, What a tradition the free have made! Our kids know how to lie about How they get through a day;   Two s3lf h@rms […]

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