A tragedy occurs and faces us,
So many caring families will have to adjust.
Generous people are donating and giving,
For all of those, who are living.
The terrorists tried to attack our great nation,
The devastation is all we'll remember in this generation.
Tons of debris and rubble was smashing with smoke,
Suffering people were tempted to choke.
So many hard workers were trying to help.
But with only few survivors, they heard a yelp.
We all wonder how these hateful terrorists snuck by,
And caused so man y innocent people to die.
America is hoping and praying and wishing
For all those innocent lives that are missing.
-Kelsey Epperson, EMS
speaking your mind
following your own faith
doing life nonviolently
shines like the sun
empowers the rainbows
but changing people's lives forever
Remember Langston Hughes
on his one hundredth anniversary
his inspirations to us all
-Mary Cox, EMS
Roses bloom for you and me
They bring us joy and so much glee.
Standing together on Tuesday morn'
Tragedy struck through us like a rose's thorn.
Two planes into the towers,
Fire lasted for hours.
The hijacked planes they flew,
Killing passengers and crew.
Like a thorn to our side,
Oh how I cried.
Standing together on Tuesday morn'
Felling the strong pain of the thorn,
From a rose bloomed for you and for me.
The roses that used to give us so much glee.
-Sarah Ruth Springer, EMS
Questions of Life
Questions of life
like a murder that can't be solved
dead body laying like a pile of skin
screaming the answer to questions
but never heard
Why did the twin towers fall
killing like a black death sweeping the land
just like it swept through Columbine
staining the white walls
an ugly blood red
as a girl proclaimed her faith
and said loudly
Yes I am
Two thunderous shots and she lay
like a limp rag doll
Questions of life
-Joel Morrison, EMS
We are all hunched over,
Ready to go, we're off,
I am in the lead,
I can feel their breath on my neck,
I need to go faster,
If I slow they will catch me,
I need to keep the pace,
and show no sign of slowing,
I can hear their spikes hit the rubberized ground, faster, faster
I feel their feet one step behind,
I need to give it my all,
I need to push onward,
I can't stop,
I can see the line,
I need to break it first.
-Time Moran, EMS
they know you well
and like you for you
helpful and kind
always fun to be around
choosing them well is important
you look for wonderful friends not bad
friends can be kind
and they can be mean
treat them well
treat them right
you never know when one might come along
you make some
you break some
that happens being a friend, but you always have one
-Kalabe Wilson, EMS
Basketball is my favorite sport,
you can play positions of all sort.
Defense is the key,
no one can get past me.
Once I score,
you can't stop me anymore.
Sometimes I run into the wall,
diving for the loose ball.
As the coach fills with steam,
my game begins to beam.
you can't stop me at nay measure.
Rebounding the ball,
is the best of all.
The men in black and white,
are always right.
Going up strong with the ball,
hoping to get a foul called.
This is my game,
and nothing will ever change.
-Carrie Lister, EMS
Springtime is the time of year
Lots of hope like Christmas cheer.
Promise buried beneath the snow
Emerging once more to sprout and grow.
Stark, lifeless, barren trees
Begin to overcome the freeze.
Buds so plum about to bust
Holding tight for the winded gust.
-Megan Ballock, EMS
It's unstoppable, unignorable
While it eats it all away
Constantly reminding you
Of the price you're going to pay.
Hunger will always win the battle
It will always win the war
And always always always
Be there like before.
Its never ending gnawing
To do its duty
Soon will get to you.
Until it gets its food.
Then comes wanting
The cycle embarks all over again
Something you just can't ignore.
-Tori Tunget, EMS
The Things I see, Hear, and Feel.
I wake up every day ready to see what the future brings.
but what do you no I go to say Hello!
Starts fine like always but ends there.
All the anger I see around me name and words that can not compare
The things I see and the and words I hear that are told to people every day.
behind their back and in their face.
I wonder how this is possible how a person ca be so cruel.
I will never understand you see I will be left in the wonder or disgust.
Prejudice it is a word to many but to me it is a life I must live.
I hear insult after insult to me and the others.
I really don't know what it can be.
Is It because I'm an outsider or is it the way I talk,act and ever dress.
HATE! It is a powerful word.
I see it everyday it will never end.
I receive hat eall the time.
How can people so innocent do such things and acts or are they innocent at all.
Buy my heart can barely take it I fell like im going to CRACK!
I try to be the nicest of nice really I do.
But I don't know if I can find the strength to go on.
Should I become one of them?
Should I be cruel and gateful?
I know the answer to that question.
But still think about it night and day.
Maybe their just playing around or they really mean to hurt.
I don't resist I stay there. I stay there and take it.
I don't know why I should people are powerful in groups which I have learned.
So to fight back would be point less.
Sure I could say things they do and do the acts theydo.
But wont I only come one of them.
NEVER! Will I.
I will continue through life with a bright smile on my face.
I will stay the same kind-hearted person that I have always been who still holds on to their conscience.
I am who I am and I will never change my ways for the purpose of others.
I may be one out of few even if I was alone which I feel I am.
I would go through it million times to prove them wrong.
So I hold onto myself never changing
Body, Mind, and Soul.
-Ben Price, EMS
He Begins to scream as he sleeps
I Have dreams that give me the creeps
I Dream of demons and dragons so big
The Dragon's breath like decaying trash
I See the dragon and have to dash
I killed kings with bloody spears
I've Been locked up for 1,000 years
Merlin Comes in and turns me immortal
The n He opens an enormous portal
I visit the future and what do i see
Strange Little people looking at me
I Don't like the future someway and some how
I Want to go home at this time and now
When I wake up i begin to scream
Because It is not just a horrible dream
The dreams are sharp like the edge of a knife
Now Is the time to go back to real life
I Hope my words have inspire you
Don't Stop dreaming whatever you do
-Christopher Woldord, EMS
The river winds through the forest.
The wind breezes through the trees.
The sun shines on the flowers and
glistens on the water.
The bees are making honey.
The birds are flying, chirping, and singing freely.
Soon the leaves will fall from the trees.
Soon the water will freeze.
Soon the ground will be cold with white, sparking snow.
Soon the bees will be gone.
Soon the birds will flying south.
The river winds through the forest.
-Jen Brown, EMS
A True Friend
A true friend is somebody who will like you
as if you were his or her brother or sister.
Someone who doesn't care what you look
like, or how rich or poor you are.
A true friend is a person who doesn't care
who you hang out with, or what girl your
Someone who understands how you feel,
or what is happening in your life.
A true friend is a special person who watches
your back, and backs you up when you get in trouble.
Even though he or she is a true friend to you,
You have to be a true friend to them!!
-Josh Jeffcoat, EMS
DROP LIKE A FLY
One day your walking
So pleasant, you didn't happen to see that stick in your way.
You suddenly slip
And drop like a fly
Eating it face first on the hard surface.
Next day your walking
So pleasant, you didn't see that a boy chucked a rock at your
You feel a sharp pain in your face
And you drop like a fly.
Eating it face first again!
Weeks later your sneaking
scared out of your mind!
It so happens that your in a very high place.
Three hundred stories above ground.
So your sneaking nothing more.
So scared from past acts that you didn't see the edge.
You smack the rusty wall and flip over.
And you drop like a fly.
So good bye to you!
So long sucka!
And nothing more.
-Kyle Van Meter, EMS
If the world were in your hands,
if you could change it,
pick out a country and throw it away
If you could make the sad, happy,
the hungry, fed,
the poor, rich,
or war, peace,
A perfect world seems great
to you and me,
but if you think a little harder
what would we work for.
In a perfect world
everyone's goals would be achieved.
So if the world were in my hands
I'd do my best
but change nothing
so we can work to reach our dreams.
But that's just me
how would you change the world, or
-Cara Seats, EMS
Dad, Mom, separate house's.
Why do these things happened?
I thought you loved her.
Why did you wait so long?
Do you not love me too?
Mommy what's separation?
What is going ot happened to me?
Why does daddy hate everyone?
Are we going to move?
Am I going to loose my friends?
Where is daddy going to go?
Are you OK?
Do you still love daddy?
Do you need a hug mommy?
Mommy are we going to still be able to see him?
Mommy, daddy is at the front door.
Do I answer it?
Mommy, he has a gun.
What do I do?
I sit there at the window staring out when I hear a
Silence fell, then I saw my dad laying on the ground.
All of a sudden, sirens are coming closer.
When I look again they are at our house.
My dad is dead. He shot himself in the head.
Tear's fall down my face.
I fall to the floor crying wondering why he did that,
I guess I will never know.
Now when I look back I will just cry.
-Jesica Bower, EMS
Now we hear the National Anthem,
from this terrible tragedy that has happened.
And sports stadiums play,
God Bless America and chant "USA!"
Now we are pulling together
to get through this National Tragedy.
People donating blood, volunteers helping,
also fire fighters and police.
There are people crying and people dying,
from this National Tragedy,
but that will not stop us.
-Danielle Carnagie, EMS
Think back to your first love,
How did you act? How did you feel?
Did you stare in amazement at the one that
drove you crazy?
Or did you gather all the courage
you could muster to ask for a date?
If you just stared at him or her,
and didn't ask for a date.
Then how do you know it was your
-Josh Love, EMS
Life doesn't always go your way
Sometimes life will lead you astray
One minute you think you have all the answers
But it turns out you don't how what a disaster
You have all these choses and you can only pick one
Then you find out you pick the wrong one
Life is a wonderful, horrible thing
A wonderful, horrible, awful old thing
You think what you have is all that you need
But it turns out it's not it's just another weed
In the garden of things that you need or desire
And all the things that you need just get higher and higher
And then there are things that you love and adore
Those thing make you happy so you love them more
And one day you realizes that your life is tuff
And the things that you have just don't seem to be enough
And now your whole life is making you mad
And all of the bad things are making you sad
But don't turn your back on the things that are good
Because all those things are there to make you feel good
Then you think that life's not that rotten
And just for awhile you have kinda' forgotten
That sometimes your life will lead you astray
And trust me your life will be better that way!
-Abbie Johnson, EMS
The sun rises in the distance, every boy and girl waking up
from there pasture of sleep, going through the day I sit and watch
them play only to see them grow up and now I sit and thing why
why we come to this earth only to rough away how do we go through
life only to know one day it will all be over like a beautiful spring
-Steven Calderwood, EMS
Dark and dreary
Everyone must experience it
Are you wishing it
Think of it
Has it ever entered your mind
-Caleb C. Krenger, EMS
I feel butterflies fluttering in my belly
every time I
glance up at him.
Can it be?
Is it true?
When I see his big blue eyes glued to mine
I see wonders, in his eyes
It's just puppy love I see.
He's gone I was wornge.
But I thought he was
Should I wait and see,
as I grow old
what love will bring.
Beside I have a whole life ahead of me.
Talking on the phone can be
you can talk for ours at a time
a couple of minutes
even just to say hi
when I talk on the phone
i'm on there for along time
you can use the phone for
you can have fun when you use the phone
talking on the phone is my hobby
maybe you should try talking on the phone
-Samantha Foster, EMS
THE TWIN TOWERS
On a day that
we will all remember
the twin towers came
crashing down to the ground.
It hit the world with
Millions of people died and
some got seriously hurt.
Their still in pieces which
will take years to clean up.
Remembering this for the world
in a couple of years
won't be hard!
Now people all over the world
are waving flags and singing songs.
-Andrea Summers, EMS
The Early Bird.
They say the early bird gets the
today I would be that bird,
I stayed up all night in suspense,
I finally went to sleep,
The next morning the early bird
would get the
worm, and that bird would be me. I
flew threw the air
to be the early bird the early bird
that would be me,
when i got there i was the early
bird and i got my worm.
-Aaron Cole, EMS
Life is something that everyone
is in and can be removed from
if this is so than why is this happening
to innocent people.
How can people just stand and watch
The World Trade Buildings fall to the
ground and take thousands of
life's I suppose we will recover from
this tragedy because we are united
Life is something every one is in
-Bobby Kurtz, EMS
I watched it stalk, slowly, but accurately.
It's eyes slowly shifted,
as it creeped on the moist, slippery rock foundation.
Hiding in the plastic wood lodge, waiting to strike,
it spots its prey, the midnight black cricket.
It springs forward,
the insect tries a quick get away, but it is useless
The slick coated salamander has caught it's prey.
-Jorden Wise, EMS
Clouds are a sun's best friend they come
in many shapes and sizes if you have an
imagination once you look into the sky you
see bunnies or elephants too. They come
in white, gray, pink, purple, and
sometimes blue like the clothes i wear
-Ashley Noble, EMS
The look is important
Clothes make the man and the woman
Clothes impress the man or the women
Hawaiian, T-shirts, clothes of all sort
Do not forget, my favorite, the pants
Bellbottoms, Dockers, and Baggies are the
When men and women take the test of what
to wear in the morning
My favorite shirt shines in the setting sun.
But, at the same time, my zipper falls down
Everydobdy laughs, except for me
It was funny the first time, but now it is just
A button pops off my shirt
"AHHHH" I yell in a high pitched squeal
My friends, and the teacher all start
Sometimes I feel like a moron
But then I realize that it is only in the
-Andrew Schultz, EMS
50 Hugs & Kisses
100 Phone Calls And 1000 Tears Later.
And I'm Just Starting To Realize:
To Him Girls Are Just a Prize.
He Does Not Care About You The Way Your
And He Does Not Love You The Way He Says He
I Rely On Their Love, That I Now Know Is Fake,
Just As He Relies On The Game
And The Home Plate.
Now I Feel Ashamed
though His Game Was Not Won
But I Know All of This Is True:
He Is Just A Player Playing His Game,
The Game He once Knew. I
Feel I Will Never
Trust Or Love Again, However
This I Know Is Untrue, For I'm Just
A Players Trophy,
He Never Loved Me Because Its His
love That Was Never True.
-Katey Craig, EMS
Boys are such a pain All they
wanna do is kiss in the rain!!
Do you like me?? Do you
not?? Do you even think I'm hot??
Do you think I'm smart?? Or will
you just go and break my heart??
Will you lie to make me cry?? Or
will you be true to whatever we
Life will go on If something
goes wrong, and the two of us will
always stay strong!
-Ashli Ruff, EMS
What if I was never told of you?
What if tomorrow holds something new?
What if September 11th never happened?
Would I have ever known you?
What if you were there that day?
What if things always stayed the same?
What if blacks were never free?
Would I still be me?
What if the sky was never made blue?
What if I were you?
What if there were never day or night?
Would I ever need sight?
What if dreams never came true?
What if I never knew?
What if you were here today?
Would I ever stray?
-Danielle Gregg, EMS
WE BE POOR
We be poor.
No red rubies, no gold,
or fancy jewelry to hold.
We be poor.
Of sparkling diamonds I dream on,
and precious treasures from beyond.
We be poor.
My family's fortune down the drain,
I just be sitting here in the rain.
We be poor.
-Chaduryn Waln, EMS
School Food is a Threat to society. It should
be taken off the face of the earth. I am not real sure
where it comes from and maybe I would rather not
know. The lunch lady cooks it and we all eat of
course, but for those of you who forgot what the
School food was like here's a little reminder for you!
School Food Smells like rotten socks and
some of it is hard as cement blocks.
Some of the food may squirm on your tray,
but just take a big bite and you'll be ok!
Some may be green and growing, this may be
Some of the food will talk back, so be
prepared to give it a whack!
And yes some may get up and run away, but
hey that would definitely make my day.
Yes this story is sad, but true.beware it
could even eat you.
-Ryan Pittman, EMS
Look up, what do you see
I bet It is different to you
Than It is to me
Is the sun still shining
Is the moon still rising
Are the stars still winking at me
In the evening,
When the sun is sinking low,
The ivory clouds begin to glow
With shades of pink, purple, and blue
So I look up and the sun is still shining,
And the moon is still rising
And the stars are still winking at me
Some night when a comet, streaks across the sky
I'm gonna grab it by the tail
And upward I will sail
But for now my feet are on the ground
And the sun is still shining
And the moon is still rising
And the stars are still winking at me
-Emily Gloshen, EMS
Salving away in the burning hot sun
Left and right working all night
Always getting whipped and hurt
Violating you in any way possible
Even when you are tired you are
Required to slave away no matter how
You feel about it!
-Brandon Parish, EMS
I am a baseball player
I wonder if when I get up to the plate if I will
hit it or if i will hate
I hear the fans cheering for me
I see the pressure baring on me
I am afraid
I pretend I am fine
I feel I am in a bind
I touch the bat and I know I am ok
I worry I will get out or strike out that day
I cry I will choke
but I know I am not a joke
I understand it is just a game if i strike out I
cant take all the blame
I say to myself I can hit the ball
I dream of it soaring over the wall
I try to think of wining the game
I hope I take this all the way
I am all of a sudden around all the bases as I
see my fans faces cheer for me as I cross home
-Austin Calhoon, EMS
My grandpa loves to fish,
he takes us fishing at his pond,
once he took us ice fishing,
he even lets us go fishing in his creek.
My grandpa plants the best watermelon,
he plants the best corn as well,
he grows strawberries and they are very good.
My grandpa likes to do fun things with us,
he is very funny,
he makes things very fun.
My grandpa is very nice,
he lets us ride on the tractor,
and gives us hay-rack rides!
-Thaddeus Damman, EMS
Summer is Fun,
Summer is cool,
Sunny days by the pool,
Having fun playing ball,
With absolutely no school at ALL!
-Chad Griffin, EMS
You are my shield, when I am hurt,
You are my water, when I am burnt
You put a smile on my face,
That only you can trace.
I came to you with my problems,
Oh, how you tried to solve them
I cried, with tears,
So, you saw my fears.
I tried to hide,
But you saw deep inside.
I made it through,
And all thanks to you.
You are my angel savior,
And a guide to good behavior.
But most of all you are my hero,
No matter if people say you are a zero.
-Lacey Moore, EMS
A Best Friend is
A friend is someone you can trust.
A best friend is someone who you can trust, tell your secrets, crushes.
A best friend is someone who will hold your hand during a scary movie.
A best friend is someone who will tell you that have a creep or a man.
A best friend is someone who will be true to you when your guy is cheating on
A best friend is someone who lets you copy their homework so you get a
A best friend is someone who takes the chance to get detention just to pass
you a note.
A best friend is someone who cares when something isn't right with you.
A best friend is someone who won't give up trying to make youahppy.
A best friend is someone who goes through a lot trouble to surprise you on
your birthday without pushing you away.
A best friend is someone who sticks up for you when you don't have the
A best friend is someone who has all these qualities plus many more.
A best friend is someone who trusts you in return.
-Lincie Brown, EMS
You are gone and you arent coming back?
I saw you leave and I knew you werent coming back.
You had cancer and then someone mysterious took your life.
Who was it?
Answer me grandma. What is wrong you are cold?
Do you need a blanket?
Grandma, Where are you going? Are you coming back,
Please come back.
-Jessica Kraus, EMS
There once was an animal that was a cannibal,
He ate his own kind and thought it was fine.
He was cruel and evil,
He was fast and furious with an ever growing rage.
His claws were sharp, his teeth were sharp.
He could rip you apart and eat your heart.
He is violent and deadly an expert hunter.
He isn't so colorful he's not gullible.
He is the vile raptor
-Scott Russell, EMS
My country is an astounding country, it will never let us down.
My country will stand tall though all the bombs, the guns,
and all the violent acts of terrorism.
It is the greatest of all countries, no matter what may happen.
My country is not perfect, for none are,
but there is no place I'd rather be than this very country.
This country is one I n which is ideal for the ordinary citizen.
If extreme enough measures may occur,
I will fight for my country,
for it is worth fighting for.
My country is the majesty of all others, and
there is nothing any individual can say or do to convince me otherwise.
I must be encouraging to this region.
For this is my country, and we will prevail.
-Nolan Smith, EMS
AS I CREPT INTO MY WARM COZY BED
I HERD A QUITE DISTURBING SOUND
SO I LATCHED ON TO MY SOFT FUZZY BEAR, TED
I HERD THE SOUND AGAIN
I LOOKED AT THE CLOCK AND IT WAS 10:00
AS I TIPTOED DOWN THE HARD WOOD FLOOR
I PEEKED INTO THE KITCHEN
AND WHAT IN THE DICKENS
WHAT DID I SEE
YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE
MARK MIQUIER WAS DRINKING OUR MILK
THE SOUND WAS COMING FORM THIS BIG THUG
HE HAD HIS TONGUE STUCK INT EH MILK JUG
SO I HELPED HIM OUT
HIS TONGUE WAS OUT WITH A SIMPLE TUG
AS I CREPT INTO MY WARM COZY BED
I HERD A QUITE DISTURBING SOUND AGAIN.
- Bryan Guarino
TO GET AWAY
FORM THE AHY
LOUDER FASTER AS THEY COME
TO TRACK DOWN YOU AS ONE
SO YOU HIDE FORM THE TIDE
OF SOLDIERS TWO AND FRO
THEN OUT OF HIDING YOUWILL GO
WAITING WATCHING CAUTIOUSLY
AS THE SOLDIERS MARCH
YOU HIDE, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN
WATHCING THAT LARGE ENEMY BAN
THEY SPOT YOU AS YOU RUN
AND THEY MAEK READY THERE DEADLY GUNS
YOUR HIT, BLOOD ALLA ROUND
AS THEER FOOTSTEPS MAKE LOUDER A SOUND
THEY PICK YOU UP AND LEAVE YOU FOR DEAD
NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOUR LYING IN YOUR BED
FOUND BY YOUR BROTHER AND A COUPLE OTHER
TO FIND YOU WELL
AND OFF IN THE DISTANCE YOU EHAR THE RINGING OF THE
-Drew Thorp, EMS
The basketball team this year
will play some games here
Coach Chapple has us up to gear
We have cheerleaders to cheer
I hear coach say come here
They say the game is up to me
I hope I dont have to pee
The buzzer sounded Whoopee!
It is my turn to shoot the three
Swoosh it goes in
they shout Ray that's me
the team is happy
For the three
-Ray Ramirez, EMS
A Mothers Love
Twelve or so years ago I was just a baby
A little kid without a care in the world.
I couldn't speak feelings
or clearly think my thoughts
but I just kept on going and
by now I've become real smart.
I have common sense
but still make wrong mistakes.
I know that I can fix them
but it may take some time
but I'm sure everything is fine.
Everyone can hate me,
but i don't really care
because you're always there for me
and I know that you'll be there.
If I didn't have you with me
I might not be here today
so please, mom, don't give up on me
I know I'll make you proud.
Then some day I might see this love
from a different point of view
and then I'll know your love for me
and everything you do.
-Mark Abel, EMS
AS WHAT I SEE
As I see the cruelty of down
I can see Madness, Madness,
I can only picture the harsh death
tolls as I
look upon society.
I can only see Angelic
figures as I look at women so
pretty to me.
The Sand Drags
Starting my Quad on the line
Revving it up time after time
Looking at my opponet giving him the nod
Someone dumps the clutch and were gone
100 miles an hour in 5 seconds
Those seconds frozen in time, forever the experience etched
in my mind
No idea if you won or lost, but its better than the
!!!! DON'T DO DRUGS !!!!
DON'T LOSE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL
!!!! YOUR LIFE !!!!
-Ben Christenson, EMS
I like girls
Do you like girls
There is a girl for everyone
Some people may have not found that special one
Some Girls like guys and
Some Guys like girls
Except for when you are young
You always call them names and stick out your tongue
If you make her cry
You ask yourself why, you just got slapped
You'll kiss and hug and
Yell and scream
Most the time you'll wonder if it was a dream
Even if it really wasn't
Maybe the two of you aren't the right couple
If you two work it out
Then maybe you will never scream or shout.
-Chanze Johnson, EMS
Finally the final act
It's almost over
Now I can go home
Acting is hard
Laughter hurt when you mess-up
Acting is for actors
Can't believe I wanted to do this
The act is over
-Chris Bryant, EMS