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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. 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.
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.
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
Of the choking winter's grasp.
And then I knew
That I would make it through:
That I would survive
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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