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words of the week ...

 

 
words of the week  
 
My teacher always gives us a list of words to use in sentences.  She says when you can command language, it helps you make sense of things better.  
 
I wrote this for our current words:  
 
sonorous whimpers echo in the gallows  
 
supine are the slain, like cards in a game of 52 pick up  
 
the living cower face down  
arms cocked over heads and faces at 45 degrees to disguise themselves in case today’s executioner hasn’t forgiven  
 
nor forgotten their hubris wrapped in serendipitous arrogance  
 
ineffable strains of pretrichor made from tears and gun-smoke waft through    
 
a bell rings, time for third period though no one dare move  
 
aquiver in their thoughts, that a moment ago were of prom, a failed test, lip gloss and ditching next period  
 
and all the other ethereal ramblings that come with being young, and still misshapen    
 
if I grow up, beyond this day  
my sonder will wear Teflon    
just in case I fall in love,  
or a day like this starts to make sense
LobodeSanPedro
Written by LobodeSanPedro
Published | Edited 11th Jun 2018
Author's Note
I wrote this poem about a week ago for the DUP competition “in a word”. I wrote it from the perspective of a high school student, and now today (18/05/2018) yet another massacre at a school has...
I wrote this poem about a week ago for the DUP competition “in a word”. I wrote it from the perspective of a high school student, and now today (18/05/2018) yet another massacre at a school has occurred ...



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