A Project for Better Journalism chapter
June 8, 2017 Word Of The Day is rustic (adj) Rural; rough; unpolished.


Students submit poems of any style to be be published on The Main Street Journal.
-Poems can be of any style
-Must be proofread by news team before being posted
-No limit to number of stanzas or lines
-No profanity

A Collection of Poems about the Stabbing at the University of Maryland

June 6, 2017 5:33pm | Talia Baker

As a lifeguard I guard lives My job description is the exact opposite of a cops, Who get paid to snuff out lives like candles they suffocate us, sighing in relief as our fire goes out knowing all the flames need oxygen to burn They […]


March 17, 2017 6:08pm | Linda Uzoma

Tick, Tock That annoying sound The sound that tells you you’re wasting time   Tick, Tock The sound reminding you that you don’t have time to waste That you may not get another chance to do this   Tick, Tock The sound pounding in your […]

Car Crash

March 17, 2017 6:07pm | Chris Thomas

Put your hands at ten and two Never look away from the road Keep in mind of what’s in front and behind you The green light means “go” You thought you were safe Thought you you were in control But this car drives itself It’s […]


March 3, 2017 1:03pm | Lamar Mcmillan

My darkness is deep, no vision, no sight. The light of all nights is of ecclesiastical blight. This twilight of all nights is bemusing. Quite amusing.   Are you my light? This fate has been to meet you right? Have I been made here to […]

You, Human

March 2, 2017 6:10pm | Lamar Mcmillan

Your words are bliss to me. Your hair sways wistfully.   You are the aligning star of all constellations. You have me thinking such contemplations.   Your skin is energizing. Your eyes are mesmerizing.   You could kiss the soil and surely Earth would submit. […]

Heaven´s Darkling

March 2, 2017 6:08pm | Lamar Mcmillan

Blessed perfection without misconception. Truly without indirection, a hope found, but Lost.   Let your heart soak in. Let heaven’s light shine in. You are of the chosen, no sin, but wrong.   Human minds fall short of you. Although, treachery seems relevant. Humanity’s ever […]


March 1, 2017 11:54pm | Lamar Mcmillian

Cold breeze, this winter Freeze. Gold stare, this beauty will seize.   An expressive gesture shall uproot these thoughts. A vivid vine of men who sought. I gather my thoughts found only for you. I endure existence to fortify you. To please this colorful day. […]


March 1, 2017 2:28pm | Talia Baker-Curry

You preside underneath my fingernails, or deep inside my rib cage, hidden by humor and self deprecation, eating your way through my chest like the first vulture I saw when I was 11 that instilled that same fear of being eaten alive by something you […]

The Right Words

February 17, 2017 6:09pm | Stacey Davies

Wish I could find the right words to say So I could feel comfortable in my skin for at least a day So I could twist and turn events according to my way Want to be heard The power of words Let it surge Explode […]

Real or Not

February 17, 2017 6:06pm | Christelle Descollines

The sandman The dream catcher The person who made it all   The man with the wand The power to change destiny To cause chaos   The soulless body As empty as a chamber   The demon Behind opened doors The lies they tell The […]