First Day

Beginnings are exciting:
new bag, new lockers,
new adventures await

My best friend, however,
has summer-dyed hair, ignores me,
hangs with the cool kids I hate

High school is a journey I’m unsure I can tolerate

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (14 August 2019)

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  • Kim
    15 August 2019 at 12:39 pm

    My daughter is starting high school this year so this tugged at my heartstrings! I really liked the rhythm and rhyme, it has an easy sound and pace that contrasts with the heavy feelings the MC feels.

  • Vinitha
    15 August 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Reminded me of the scene from Wonder. 🙂 Friendships take a different turn in high school, we all have to go through that bitterness. Lovely short and crisp poetry, Sanch.
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  • Lisa
    16 August 2019 at 4:12 am

    Nice contrast! Such a time of bittersweet emotions.

  • Jen Mierisch
    16 August 2019 at 6:02 am

    This evoked high school perfectly for me! Great poem.
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  • northie
    16 August 2019 at 7:46 am

    That feeling of whether your carefully constructed networks are all going to crumble… Evocative.

  • Simon Falk
    2 September 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Nice one, Sanch. I still wince a bit at how our language how moved to shorthand “hanging out” or “hanging around” to just “hang”. As I lost family member to suicide by hanging, the shorthand expression is, at times, a grief trigger for me. I don’t grieve about it anymore, I just feel uncomfortable when I hear it. It’s my problem, not the speaker’s.
    Great poem though. You really put us there.
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