The assignment? AVS 6th and 7th graders wrote poems in Shakespearean style, iambic pentameter, with 10 syllables in each line.
Sixth grader Zara F. wrote this poem with the idea of how people overcome bullying, although she says she’s never experienced this at AVS. (The school has a strict policy against bullying). Zara has seen the film, “Mean Girls,” and she thought about the general idea of bullying when she was in study hall.
By: Zara F.
Left abandoned and unremembered
Alone, deserted with no place to flee
With her heart smashed she has surrendered,
Her world turned upside down, there is no key.
She has to get out of her little cage
To gain her freedom, to escape once more.
So she takes the bars and breaks them in rage,
She is no longer staring at the floor
Her once silent world now fills with noises,
Her once somber world now filled with delight.
Her once hopeless world now fills with choices,
Her once helpless world is now filled with might.
Her life has changed again, turned back around,
Now she is joyful, she can’t be brought down.