The beginning of October brings Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Halloween to the forefront of people’s calendars. NHS students have written poems to celebrate both.
“Look Out for the Lady in Pink”
By: Maddie Cramer. 9th
She is no superwoman,
With fists of steel that punch out justice.
But she has more strength than us all.
She is no Batgirl,
Saving the city from nefarious villains.
But every day she battles the toughest enemy.
She is no Spider woman,
With powers allowing her to save the world.
But she has more bravery even though she struggles to save herself.
She is no comic book heroine
With the ability to withstand enormous pain.
But every day she conquers chemo.
She is no Wonder woman
With wealth, riches, and fame.
But she has the power to inspire millions.
So look out for the lady in pink
With the biggest heart and compassion.
For breast cancer is a formidable foe
But he has no chance against a girl.
By: Olivia Goodall, 9th
I’m strong, I’m a survivor
this cancer didn’t know it was attacking a fighter.
Many lives it takes and I’m not saying it won’t take me
but if it does it won’t be easy because I might have cancer
but cancer doesn’t have me.
I might be dying inside but on my face you will not see
it can take my body but only to set my soul free.
I’m going to fight even when I get tired
I’m a strong fighting survivor.
I’m going to live my life for I will not give
whether I survive or die this cancer did not stop me
because I still lived.
By: Riley Ballard, 9th
Ghosts, ghouls, vampires too
Witches search the dark for you
Pumpkins light the night
By: Ivan Goodall, 9th
I look in the mirror and suddenly I’m gone
all traces of my existence disappeared as soon as I put my mask on.
I transformed into this new creature…make believe
I only get one shot a year to scare all who look at me.
I take a deep breath and I get into place
the first child is running to my door but stops the minute she sees’ my face.
She takes off running back towards the street
I scared her so badly she didn’t get a chance to say, “Trick or Treat”.
I smile inside but my job has just begun for it’s Halloween so there are plenty more children to come.
By: Natalia Warthen, 9th
Pumpkins and potions and phantom-filled pranks,
Disgusting fake devils where the room is dark and dank,
Cobwebs and cauldrons and eerie black cats,
Bubbling brews with rotten bones and bewitching bats.
These may all be part of the horrifying Halloween,
With magic and mazes and mysterious mummies that are mean,
But my favorite part of the petrifying season made to pretend
Is the fearful “ah” that comes after a “boo” to a frightened friend.
By: Janie Edgar, 9th
Laughter’s in the air
Kids in their costumes
Going door to door
Asking for the candy that they dressed up for
What will it be this time, they wonder?
Will it be lollipops, chocolate, or candy corn?
They get their candy
Then they move on
To go knock on a new door
And the cycle begins once more
“The Ultimate Fright”
By: Will Thomas, 9th
Run up the street
Scaring everyone they meet
Hide in the brush
Spooking people as they rush
Wait in the night
Giving everyone a fright
They howl with glee
Attempting to scare you and me
All the goblins, the creeps,
The crawlies, the ghosts
Try to scare their victims the most
And when they all unite
They give us the ultimate fright!
Katlynn Parnell, 11th
The tree always taps on the window at night
The wind always dances through her limbs and leaves
Yet tonight, the wind seems to toss them around.
My floor boards have always creaked during the night
They will randomly moan and cry just from age
Yet tonight, they seem to warn and caution me to stay alert.
My closet always has a crack in it
If I ever closed it, my dog could never sleep inside on her bed
Yet tonight, the closet doesn’t seem so inviting.
My dog has always had deep yellow eyes…