Oak 2017
14 Sep 2016

Eyes

Author: mrsdev | Filed under: General News

Hello Oak,

Here is a link for our poem that we will be performing on Friday. Make sure you guys memorize your parts.

https://www.clpe.org.uk/poetryline/poets/crossan-sarah

Eyes

Tippi can’t stand clowns.
Dragon is terrified of cockroaches
and Mom of mice.
Dad pretends to be fearless,
though I’ve seen him flinch when the mail arrives
seen him hide
hospital bills and parking tickets under
stacks under junk mail and old newspapers
in the hall.

Me?
It’s eyes I despise
Eyes,
eyes,
eyes,
everywhere,
and the probability that I’m
another person’s nightmare.

So when Yasmeen opens the door to our homeroom
and every head
turns
slowly,

I grab Tippi’s right wrist
like I always do when
I’m afraid.

‘Welcome! Welcome to Hornbeacon!’ the teacher
says,
doing everything she can to sound natural.

Yasmeen groans, leads us to some seats at the back.
And the whole way there we are
followed by a field of open mouths,
thirty pairs of bugging-out eyes,
and one hundred percent pure
panic.

One Response to “Eyes”

  1. 18Amrit Says:

    nice poems oak

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