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Students, family and friends gathered for a poetry reading for honors English at Mukwonago High School on Jan. 18. Students read their original poems and a poem by another author for the annual reading in Sarah Dianich's class.

Students, family and friends gathered for a poetry reading for honors English at Mukwonago High School on Jan. 18. Students read their original poems and a poem by another author for the annual reading in Sarah Dianich's class. Photo by: Carol Spaeth-Bauer

For more years than she can remember, Sarah Dianich's freshmen honors English students have held poetry readings in the Mukwonago High School library. Parents come with treats (because teens love the treats), students come with poems and one by one, solemnly, nervously, take their place at the microphone. Armed with one original poem of their own and one by another author, the young poets share their work.

Post-Apocalyptic Poets

By Libbie Main

When the poets stop writing

And the singers stop singing

I will wear my scarf

Around the town

With my lipstick redder

And my pale skin paler

And later, I will sing while I cry on my poetry.

Another Day

By Krissy Knerler

As I wandered through the dark wood

Drenched in winter

I asked myself

"What is life on Earth worth?

I am just one small person:

What would it matter if I were to leave?"

As I sat in the small clearing of trees,

I saw a small flower of violet

Reaching out

Of the choking winter's grasp.

And then I knew

That I would make it through:

That I would survive

Another day.

Some Days I Can't Win

By Macie Brahm

With six hours of sleep

Tucked under my belt

The promises I keep

In my head start to melt

I forget my assignment

And get back a hard test

My mom orders confinement

It wasn't my best

My phone's loss of power

Leaves me stranded at school

The predicament dour,

I stood there a fool.

The workout that night

Made my legs want to cry

Still I put up a fight

As I ask myself , "Why?"

Why some days I can't win

Thought the effort's all there

The aim wasn't sin

Mom, my life isn't fair.

Why Do People Want to Become Famous?

By Kim Johnson

Why do people want to become famous?

Is it for the money?

To be an inspiration?

Maybe they just want to hang out with famous people.

Or maybe they truly just want to be a star.

But once you get that famous status,

It's most likely not how you imagined it.

There are paparazzi following your every move,

Keeping tabs on where you are,

People make fun of your personal life or your problems,

They post unflattering images and stories all over the Internet,

Don't forget the creepy obsessed fans,

And the overzealous groupies,

Sure being famous would be amazing and have its perks,

But at what cost?

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