Sometimes when my brother
Takes toys away from me
I hide behind the couch.
I build a pillow house
My pillow house is yellow
I use rest pillows as roof pads
And a chair inside, also doors.
I sleep in it for a while
When I wake up
I punch the doors open
I also sleep on the pillows
After getting something to eat
When I am hungry.
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School...
People on the airwaves always preach
who I should be
How to dress,
how to talk, maybe how to breathe
We could always use their limber fingers to
paint pictures on what young girls
should aspire to be
We are not Beautiful
unless we look like women in magazines
no power without a man standing
next to me
Can someone tell me if this
is all an illusion or if this is how
the world is turning...
The monster in your chest is unruly,
He claws, and he roars,
And he traipses around
And he acts like he
owns your body.
You feel like you’re running and spinning,
But you’re not,
You’re just simply sitting.
Whether lies, fears, rumors,
will soon become tumors
that plant in your stomach and
Like a vine that is creeping
to your soul it is seeping
the anxiety now becomes a part.
I am a grad student with a part-time job. I recently started a second part-time job working in my field. I am excited and love the opportunity to begin working in my area of expertise. I’m several weeks into the new job and am discovering my new boss will text me at all hours. He is texting me work-related problems that I feel should be discussed in person. Is it acceptable for a boss to send text messages to you about work, outside of working hours?
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, April 17: Onion Romano soup, fried chicken patty on a bun w / lettuce, tomato, mayo, pasta salad, citrus breeze.
Thursday, April 18 - Easter meal: Baked smoked ham, praline sweet potatoes, asparagus, home baked roll w / margarine, coconut custard...
The Walk Away Girl
Someone was rude to me today
I walked away
Their eyes were still as hard as hard clay
The Calm Girl
When someone is rude
They would not let me play
But I stay calm
Kind and Smart
I feel like
I’m perfect me
If anyone is mean I’ll walk away
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
To commemorate “National Poetry Month” in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 14th annual Student Poetry Project.
Please see Page B1 and B3 and the Focus pages on the Press websites for poems selected in the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories.
Students whose poems are published on Page B1 read their poems and were interviewed on the April 15 broadcast of “Lehigh Valley Arts Salon” on WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org, Lehigh Valley Public Radio and NPR...
Not everyone gets a second chance in life, unless he or she is lucky enough to see The Pines Dinner Theatre’s upbeat production of “Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical,” continuing through May 12.
Conceived and written by Thomas Ross Prather, “Second Chances” is the story of a beloved church thrift shop that is in danger of being razed to make room for condos. The shop gets its second chance, just like the treasures it sells, when its staff pulls together to save the day.
Q. Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? I have to tell him things over and over again, but he doesn’t listen.
Panelist Kristy Bernard said she wanted to know in what types of scenarios is the son not listening to his mother. “Are there other distractions happening when she is talking to him?” she asked, then said that it is normal for three-year-olds not to listen.
“You have to go back to the fact that the boy is three,” panelist Pam Wallace explained. “What might be...