No Friends to Say

December 11, 2008
By Rachel McPeak, Grand Junction, MI

I had my lunch,
But nowhere to sit.
I had many people,
But no one to talk to.
I had my book,
But nowhere to read.
And all because of the new school year.

No friends to say, “Come and sit by me.”
No friends to say, “Guess what happened today?”
No friends to say, “What book are you reading?”

Not until the next day.
When a friendly smile,
And a welcoming hand,
The words, “Hello.” and “How are you?”
Passed the lips of my new friend.


The author's comments:
This piece does not say anything about me or what has happened in my life, I have always had friends there when I need them. But situations like this happen every day. I hope this poem can teach people to be friendly with one another, and that just a smile can brighten smoeone's day.

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Bell said...
on Jan. 6 2009 at 12:07 am
this is so true this poem could change someones whole look on the new kids also it explains everything that all new kids go thourgh its the help some people need!




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