Middle School

October 26, 2011
As you walk through the dispirited halls

I smell the stinkof well trained tyranny

And their eager masters, cracking thier whips at every

unsuspecting victim

I hear the jeers and taunts thrown around,

bounced off the walls

owners unaware they can pierce the heart of another

I see the arrogant miscrients strut around the school

see the sullen expressions of the students

see the ocassional spark in an eye

a once permanent, now fleeting genuine grin

but the spark is soon washed away by a sea of insults

the grin quickly diminished by the thing you call

social standards

innocence usedto cover these walls in a


glow, it has now since faded

it was chipped away

by every
word you uttered

and every
filthy gesture you make

I see how this generation is evolving

how our kids will soon be without innocence

I want to help

want to fix this terrible




is going into.

But i can't for

i am that chair

that sits on the side of the room

i am that light fixture

that hangs over your head

i am those lockers

you slam your books in every morning

i am that window

you stare out of when you daydream


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R5andParamore said...
Jun. 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm
THANKU soooo much!!!
loveroffashionandwriting said...
May 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm
XxTickleM3EmoxX This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:44 am
great piece, i can really relate! haha.
radicalhonesty said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm
this is so true! If only we could wave a magic wand and fix our generation. I love the imagery and word choice!
DisicpleofChristandJesusEnthusiast replied...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm
thanks SO much!
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