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The Reader

July 18, 2014
By shalom378 SILVER, Woodburn, Oregon
shalom378 SILVER, Woodburn, Oregon
5 articles 31 photos 5 comments

She hides behind her books
of faraway places
While sitting in Geometry
She can travel to
the future
the past
A slap of the ruler
brings her back to the present
Next period
she dines with thieves
her blade crosses pirate’s treasure
She realizes
she’ll have to keep her head down
to remain anonymous
So
she slips Don Quixote
behind Civil Disobedience
But the teacher
slips detention
between her
and her books.
But she always has an extra in her pocket.


The author's comments:
This is basically me throughout my whole schooling career :)

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on Jul. 21 2014 at 11:13 am
shalom378 SILVER, Woodburn, Oregon
5 articles 31 photos 5 comments
Thank you for the feedback! This is actually from an old poetry contest and I was forced to cut it short :P thank you!

ecmilla SILVER said...
on Jul. 21 2014 at 3:11 am
ecmilla SILVER, Berkeley, California
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I really liked this! However I think the ending was a bit abrupt; the words were great but it just came a little too quickly. But great job! I like how the book-fantastical  ideas are tied down by school. Good styling.