People Wait
All Week For Friday
All Year For Summer
And All Their Lives
For Happiness

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Hello Autumn
It's Good To See You Again
Its Good To Be Kissed
By Your Crisp Wind
I've Noticed Your Leaves
Are Falling Askew
And I Wonder If You've Noticed
That I'm Falling To...

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#3-Julia Marinez
We blame our schools, yet we fail to realize
That each and every one of us make up our schools
Everyone should realize that we are each living, breathing human beings
All with out own struggles
We all go home and stare at the mirror wishing we could be someone different
We all struggle to find our place in the world
And we.all.have.our.own.struggles.
So why take up a piece of your day to make someone else's worse?
When you can simply move on with your life
Or even better help someone else out for a change
Because you see, if everyone blames their school
You might as well blame yourself
Because you are a part of your school to.

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#4-Tom Wayman
(What did I miss?)
Nothing. When we realized you weren’t here
we sat with our hands folded on our desks
in silence, for the full two hours

Everything. I gave an exam worth
40 per cent of the grade for this term
and assigned some read ing due today
on which I’m about to hand out a quiz
worth 50 percent

Nothing. None of the content of this course
has value or meaning
Take as many days off as you like:
any activities we undertake as a class
I assure you will not matter either to you or me
and are without purpose

Everything. A few minutes after we began last time
a shaft of light suddenly descended and an angel
or other heavenly being appeared
and revealed to us what each woman or man must do
to attain divine wisdom in this life and
the hereafter
This is the last time the class will meet
before we disperse to bring the good news to all people
on earth.

Nothing. When you are not present
how could some thing significant occur?

Everything. Contained in this classroom
is a microcosm of human experience
assembled for you to query and examine and ponder
This is not the only place such an opportunity has been

but it was one place

And you weren’t here

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#5-James Crosby
You are not a leaf
No Matter How Many Times You Fall
You Will Rise Again

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