Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inspired by watching "The Office"

By Jaydee Robles, Grade Nine

She wrote something on a piece of paper and slipped it coldly into his hand.
He smiled. They were sitting on the last bench, as usual. Nobody saw
She walked away as she always did. But this time she turned and gave
the back of his head a smile, nobody but her knew.

He took the yellowing little note and tore it into bits. Frustrated like a
teenage boy getting back a note of refusal. One stop away from the trash
bin, takes a breath, puts his arm into position and releases, letting out a
tailing breath.

A single stubborn teardrop escaped his clenched eyelid, the solid
gray walls of the cubicle shielded his shame. Nobody saw.

He was walking down the street that evening, not far from home, when a
car surprised him, unfortunately his back was turned. They rushed him to
the nearest hospital, in his last minutes he knew he wouldn't make it.

He hadn't told anyone about his anonymous blog, his weekend guilty
pleasure. His readers thought he just didn't feel like posting anymore.

Poetry by Anonymous

This sensitive poem has been submitted by a student who wishes to write and publish anonymously. Enjoy the rhyme and the reason of this thoughtful verse.

Your heart is still at youth,
Lie to me, I know the truth.
Given a chance to prove what’s right,
And still hiding what’s in plain sight.
Is this win or lose?
You should chose.
You say this hurts you?
This hurts two.
Don’t be dishonest,
Be modest.
Don’t try to hide,
Just abide.
Love is a rule,
Some call it cruel.
Why hold on to what’s not real?
That’s an old deal.
The story changed,
So get engaged.
Take a look around,
Listen to the sound.
Don’t hold onto what’s lost,
Don’t think about the cost.
Your soldiers were deployed,
Its been destroyed.
You have something new,
Available to few.
Are you afraid to let go?
Afraid to say no?
Trying to resist,
Looking at a list.
Reasons to return,
Making your heart churn.
Is it worth it?
You’ve been bit,
The poison spread.
Controlling your head.
No thoughts are your own,
No longer alone.
Avoiding what’s best,
Ignoring the rest.
A puzzle missing pieces,
And the pain never ceases.
Two choices,
Three voices.
You’ve tried one.
And just like the sun,
It never stopped burning.
Now look at what we’re enduring.
Only one thing can make it go away,
Don’t waste another day.
Everyone’s known the truth,
Leave the youth.
All trees start at the roots,
Take off your boots.
Climb up high,
Say goodbye.
Look down,
But don’t frown.
Its better to learn,
Than to burn.