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Milwaukee OnLine Journal Of Social Enterprise

I Sit and Look Out

I sit and look out,
And what do I see?
This vision of high school
In front of me.

I see in the spaces, of tired black faces, the fear of new places, and unknowing races.

Scared children hiding

Behind the word -

Unhearing parents

Who canít wait to -
let go

Some kids just trying

To find something -

Others who canít wait

To get out that -

Tired teachers, sinking slowly, hanging hardly, hoping wholly,
Silly students, cutting classes, slipping slyly, through the hallway,

I see before me, sights not for me,

Hatred, hurting,
Forceful flirting,
Ranking, ribbing,
Filthy fibbing

Must this be a part of living?

I see all this and wonder why,
We try to make each other cry,
When each and every one, no less,
Simply longs for happiness.


Last edited by TeganDowling.   Page last modified on May 09, 2005, at 01:37 PM

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