A Tale of Two Students

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
From one perspective to another, high school means something to everyone...they can hate it. They can love it. It will be there for the goddess as well as for the burnt french fry.

Submitted: March 27, 2007

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A Tale of Two Students 

I trudge through the poster-matted halls

Monday through Friday

6:45 in the morning til 2:15 in the afternoon

I'm the one that gets all the weird looks

My hair is purple, and

I can't wait to get out of here!

Here: This place with people staring

Glaring at me with their perms and manicures

Glaring at me with their dreads and jerseys

Glaring at me from all sides

I want to leave!

Leave the material pressure cooker

I am not a loaded baked potato

Strutting through these halls

I am the burnt french fry that nobody wants to eat

 

I waltz through these blessed halls

Monday through Friday

6:45 in the morning til 3:30 in the afternoon

Extracurricular is my middle name

I know everyone

Or at least...

Everyone of importance

Bronzed from summer

I ran everywhere

With everyone

They can't get enough of me here!

Here: this place with people staring

Staring with their baggy jeans and scratchy goatees

Staring with their miniskirts and peasant skirts and luxurious hair

Staring at me from all sides

I never want to leave!

Leave this Apollion shrine...the pedestal upon which I've been placed

I am the Greek goddess with the golden hair

Gliding through these halls

I shun the commoners with dirt on their faces

And earrings in strange places

 

The Tale of Two Students


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