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.