Quitting School This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Jen slouches as she’s sitting in the main office
Waiting as her mom signs papers to quit school
Handing over her textbooks to the principal
Looks at her mother as tears go down her face
Wishing that her daughter would have got all A’s
Trusted her that she would never be late to school
Hoping that one day she had a good career …
Now her name deleted in the school computer
All her classes have one chair empty
The hallways missing a student going to every class
Walking to her locker
She opens it and it’s empty
No books, papers or pictures
Jen’s quitting school

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Katniss1213 said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 10:15 am
This is awesome; life doesn't always have a happy ending. Great job!
 
VarsityCheer13 said...
May 5, 2009 at 8:19 pm
I think it would have been a little better if u could have made the ending kind of positive. Such as like maybe she decided to change her mind or something. But other that that it was pretty good. =)
 
summerqdp replied...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Love this:

All her classes have one chair empty
The hallways missing a student going to every class.

 

Makes you realize what will happen.

 
Kourtney M. said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 4:54 am
i aqctually did quit school but not completly im in cyber school but very nice poem! ^^
 
Mikala said...
Jan. 14, 2009 at 7:50 pm
That is really sad but good
 
moniquecheer said...
Dec. 16, 2008 at 9:55 pm
aww. this is sad. i love it
 
sohelikeschiodos said...
Nov. 4, 2008 at 7:08 pm
its a very good poem
 
julieann said...
Oct. 4, 2008 at 2:42 am
beautiful. your poem made me cry because my son is going to quit high school and i love him and know what this means for the rest of his life
 
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