A Project for Better Journalism chapter
Sep 9-Sep 15, 2018 Word Of The Week: Charlatan (n) - A person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud  More →


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

The Moon

June 16, 2018 10:39pm | Brittney Angu

Moon So far but yet so close So bright but yet so dark Your light is my guidance So lonely in the sky Above all the shining stars You bring beauty to the night I adore you, Moon


June 12, 2018 8:09am | Kelechi Ihejirika

Gentrification doesn’t have a race But instead, quite a spiteful face Of hunger, snob, and greed They make the place pretty And form a new committee And soon enough the residents are all one breed


June 12, 2018 8:07am | Kelechi Ihejirika

Where New York and Toronto meet A classic love story from the street A hood love that’ll do no good And rivalries that would rain bullets if they could The past is not easily forgotten Quickly the relationship turned rotten Blood drips and all remember […]


June 12, 2018 8:05am | Kelechi Ihejirika

Peninsula, a beauty! Quite the charmer, I see There’s a sparkle in your eyes I’d be honored if you lay them on me   Peninsula, the great! Your name is far from bland You’ve got a vast body of water And quite a piece of […]

You’re a Dog

June 12, 2018 8:02am | Kelechi Ihejirika

You’re the epitome of stupid You’ve wasted my time and yours Not a single soul—Even cupid! Couldn’t get you off all fours   Such a flirt? Well you can have her You’re not a lover but a fool! If I struck your heart with a […]

Weighted Words

June 11, 2018 5:14pm | Manuel A. Morillo

Words are precious Like heirlooms that can be traded or lost we hold them close Words are common Used to tell a story, give a command, or simply describe they are sprayed everywhere Sprayed not spilled or dropped they seemingly hold no weight in any […]

Pageant Girl

June 9, 2018 9:41pm | Neima Belewa, Jane Oyekan

“Smile wide.” They tell the jewel posing before them As They begin to photoshop the small gap between her bright shiny pearls So that she may be the next “Covergirl.”   Fix your position they critique her As she prepares for the very competition that […]


June 9, 2018 9:40pm | Jade Banks

Late at night is when I think And try to I clear my head I often stay awake all night Just laying in my bed As soon as I get comfy Thoughts start racing in I start to question everything and regret my every sin […]


June 9, 2018 9:39pm | Jade Banks

The bell rang, Flowers bloom, The dragon sang, And everything is doomed. Flowers dried out, Heavy rain fell, Every organism pout, Nothing is well. The volcano erupted, Lava covered the plains, The trees are busted, All felt pain. The sun shone, Freezy wind blow, The […]

Death of Love Undone -Poem

June 9, 2018 9:37pm | Neima Belewa, Victor Nwogu

  Roses are red Violets are blue My heart is cold And empty too I lost the one who meant the most All because of some petty hoes   Heartache, heart sad Think I might go mad Our love was like an eclipse Never meant […]