Even Now Poetry Reading
Even Now, Ethan Koh, 8th Grader
We can be happy,
But you ask,
How could it be,
To that I would normally respond,
We can somehow,
The inner lowbrow,
From going powwow.
And just now,
I noticed that how that wasn’t very concise,
So, let me elaborate on said point,
If we let the crackdown,
Do said damage as in powwow,
Then you have basically drowned,
Here is the happy part now,
But if you stay optimistic,
And not pessimistic,
And take this as heuristic,
Then you will stay enthusiastic,
And not go ballistic,
Or become fatalistic,
Because I don’t believe that destiny makes the right choices,
I prefer to chart my own course.
Even Now, Victoria Walwork, 8th Grader
Even now in this time of great need
Even now I’m this quarantine
Together we stay
But apart we must play
Even now in this period of teams
Even Now, Han Nguyen, 8th Grader
Even now, the sun still shines.
Even now, we still use the law of sines.
Even now, the birds still sing.
Even now, the bells still ring.
Even now, learning has not stopped.
Even now, we have yet to reach the top.
Even now, we have yet to see the end.
Even now, we have not seen all we have to mend.
Even now, we wait and hope our actions were not too late.
Even Now, Keeley Kaplan, 8th Grader
After all I’ve been through,
I’m staying strong
I won’t let what they said hurt me anymore
I won’t let their actions hurt me
That’s what I tell myself
After a year
It still hurts
The things they did to me
The hurtful things they said
The lies they spread
It hurt me then
And it hurts me now
It’s been a year
Why does it still hurt me?
Why do I still think about it?
Despite the hurt and pain
For better days
In a month
Or in a week or two
I’m not giving up on my feelings
The world won’t bring be down