April 21st poem

So as I was watching the Today show this morning I see the story about Pheobe Prince, the 15 year-old who committed suicide after being bullied at school.  The six kids who taunted her, aged 16-18, are being charged with felonies, which I can’t disagree with.  One girl changed her facebook status  to something close to “She did this to herself” after Prince’s suicide.  I can’t believe how heartless some kids can be.

Hours later I come to work and open a box of books to receive and what do I find?… Think Again by JonArno Lawson.  A collection of poems for young adults.  It all just fit together so tightly that I couldn’t possibly chose another subject.

I would like to point out that the book isn’t written by a young adult, but for young adults and that it’s not a total Debbie Downer… it has poems of all kinds.

Wide Awake

Wide awake and worried, and wondering what

to do:

Do I don’t I will I won’t I wonder so, and so

Would you if you were me I wonder though

If I would worry just as much, if I were you.

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