A Ball Abandoned
Atop the grassy knoll I lie
Though not in slumber I fear.
I am stranded here among the grass…
Cast aside be my owner
And left by them to die.
My color fades;
The cruel doing of the sun, rain, and wind.
While once a brilliant verdant
My color now resembles that of my surroundings;
Dying grass blades.
I once brought great pleasure-
“Wilson 1” proudly plastered across my face-
My bouncing was cavorting,
My spirits high-
But time, ah time stole such light from me,
And gave my owner a new tennis ball for he or she to treasure.
So heed my lesson reader, please I beg you to:
No good thing lasts for ever
No love stays pure and true,
But in this life there will be others to place such value on you.
Like the dog which so happily picked me up, in his mouth to chew.
Blistering heat scorches my silhouette as I cower behind the mighty oak.
His limbs frantically churn outward to absorb the blast.
Martyrdom is his destiny,
I am the cause.
The birds howl amongst themselves-
Marveling at his bravery.
Ephemeral Eulogies bound to become,
No possible way the oak could stand against the mighty sun.
Yet, against all the odds- the oak stands true.
Glaring back at the sun- and sky, so blue.
Blades of grass sway in disbelief.
Worms wriggle to the surface- weary of the commotion.
The oak stands mighty- need no words he say.
No eulogies shall be crafted for him this day-
They laugh and mock
Ideas being tossed around
Everybody wants to talk
And give their voices a sound
They cannot settle
They cannot agree
They support their own
And scoff at me
The options soon dwindle
They start to decide
Jokes add to the trouble
Like fire with kindle
That could work.
Check out the third episode of “Cooking With Chef” by Carter Babcock and Samuel Betts. In this episode, you’ll learn how to cook a delicious cake with a little twist.
Check out the second episode of “Cooking With Chef” by Carter Babcock and Samuel Betts. In this episode, you’ll learn how to cook a tuna ramen specialty.
Check out the first episode of “Cooking With Chef” by Carter Babcock and Samuel Betts. In this episode, you’ll learn how to cook some macaroni and omelettes.
Homecoming!! Check out the latest poses and smiles of your peers during this year’s homecoming events. Photos taken by Erica Eames & Heather Lorrain.
March is National Youth Art Month, this was established in the 1960s with the goal of showing the value of children participating in art. Our art teacher, Manon Lewis, is the Maine Art Education Association Youth Art Month Chair. She organized a statewide art show at Portland Museum of Art, on view from March 2nd through April 3rd. Two students from Boothbay, Hailey Greenleaf and Katalyn Daku, have pieces featured in this show. Hailey even received the certificate a of honor from Deb Bickford the president of MAEA. Thanks to Ms. Lewis’s dedication, we also have a local art show at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library on view March 2nd through March 29th.
Youth Art Month display at the Portland Museum of Art
Youth Art Month display at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library