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Swarming the hallways... (1st draft)

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Master
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0 posted 02-20-2000 09:12 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Swarming the hallways, students are walking,
Not even worrying whether they’re late.
Copying homework and loudly talking
In their normal, half-drowsing state.

Quickly, the freshmen adapt to the school,
No longer afraid of the task that they’re facing.
As long as each freshman acts like a fool,
Their reputation will be amazing.

     There are many in classes, quietly sleeping
     Walking in masses, in locker rooms peeping,
     Guiltlessly flirting, smiling, blushing,
     School team supporting, assignment rushing.

The seniors walk through the school with no care,
Neglecting their low, unacceptable grades.
Spending their income on the clothing to wear
To their endless and countless dates.

Unsure of the future, with nothing to do,
They wander around without a purpose.
And all, with exceptions of a limited few,
Appear to be perfectely calm on the surface.

     There are many at homes, partying, dancing,
     Glued to their phones, talking, romancing
     Constantly dating, meeting and splitting
     Summer awaiting, summerschool greeting.
     Homework ignoring by doing nothing
     Sleeping all morning, loudly laughing.
     Scholarships losing, college applying,
     And parent-using, mostly for money,
     Essays attempting, but never completing
     Appearing enchanting, supposedly witting,
     Simply not caring, excitmentment yearning,
     Term papers sharing, and never learning
     Knowledge restraining, and answers lacking,
     For next year remaining, for college packing,
     Diversely contrasting, the same appearing
     Brilliance casting and failure fearing.
     Strolling alone and walking in masses,
     There are many at home, many in classes.

But among all of those who do not do a thing
There are few who are striving to learn.
Taking pride in their power to reason and think,
To gain knowledge and wisdom they yearn.

     There are students in classes, reading and writing
     Wearing thick glasses, directions abiding
     Essay composing, and textbook keeping
     Working ‘til closing, and never sleeping
     Answers improving and paper misspending
     Constantly moving, distinguished, outstanding
     Honor Roll making and prizes obtaining
     Boring notes taking, advantages gaining
     Wasting their weekends, stopping at nothing
     Hundreds receiving, and teachers loving,
     Solution testing, and errors rewriting
     And never resting, dilemmas fighting
     Carrying pads, often marching in masses
     There are many in labs, many in classes.
© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
Breathe~
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1 posted 02-20-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

OooOooh...and the memories rush back...looking back... I find I don't miss it at all!  *L*  

Very realistic portrayal!  


 Freedom of expression is the watch word...

Master
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2 posted 02-20-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Thank you! glad you liked it!
Denise
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3 posted 02-22-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I can see not a thing has changed since I left school! This is excellent, Master. I think you've covered every aspect!  

Denise
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4 posted 02-22-2000 11:07 AM       View Profile for angel6917   Email angel6917   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel6917

I can tell you that nothing has changed, since I'm a senior in high school....  The freshman are acting so cool, but they're dumb, most of the seniors slacking but a few who actually want to learn.  Almost everyone tries to be something they're not- there are very few who are themselves in my school...

~Kristi Lynn    
 
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