A Project for Better Journalism chapter
October 23 2017 Word Of The Day is Defame (v) damage the good reputation of (someone).


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

My Letter to God

October 23, 2017 6:24pm | Joy Yates

My Letter to God Dear God, You work in such mysterious ways First the light Then the storm Then the rays of your truth A lesson maybe You picked a star And made it for me Yet I don’t know what it contains You tested […]

Young Writers’ Club Weekly Update

October 20, 2017 6:45pm | Manuel A. Morillo, Ms. Sigrid Goff

Last meeting the Young Writers’ Club, a club sponsored by Ms. Goff and Mr. White to encourage students to become better writers, met to discuss their weekly topic: concrete poems, also known as shape poems. During the meeting students learned to analyze concrete poems and […]

Together We Can Do It !

October 19, 2017 12:32pm | Dnieko C. Hunter

Together We Can Do It !   Dreams are always giving All you have to do is grind                                        Even through the hardest battle you must be strong  Together we can make the world a better place There are going to be ups and downs on our way […]


October 14, 2017 1:33am | Riauna Moore

  “We” We are a nation We are a society We stand together as one we unite We stand divided, we fall like broken pieces of a puzzle We are beautiful in our own way A way we cannot understand nor explain But a way […]

Tragedy At It’s Worst!

October 13, 2017 6:11pm | Tonea Epps, MaKia Mcmillan, Kelechi Ihejirika, Jimmy Edme, Darius White

Jason Aldean was singing Unaware that gunshots were ringing Stephen Paddock had just opened fire The need to escape the bullets were dire The Route 91 Harvest was in the night Country music-lovers were given a fright Scared and huddled together Family and loved ones […]

Show Marionettes

September 25, 2017 4:06am | Manuel A. Morillo

Sometimes we feel like puppets To be specific, marionettes Controlled by multiple puppeteers We are forced to walk Forced to talk Forced to feel Forced to please You can have no control when on a rod and strings No confidence Nothing to look forward to […]

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 […]