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Column

Poems

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

Her Part 1

May 14, 2019 6:18pm | Jayvon Pegus

My phone off, your clothes off They sleep bae; they dozed off You go, girl, ain’t never had it like this Girl, you are a bad assignment I know that you know you’re priceless As Martin said, you go girl you go I don’t play […]

Unwritten

May 14, 2019 6:10pm | Jayvon Pegus

I see a girl battling depression Struggling to get through adolescence Try to show her love, but it’s a lack of comprehension Been through some shit, she lost her essence Heart full of pain, so she was taking out her aggression Started look at sex […]

Perspective Part 2

May 6, 2019 5:01pm | Jayvon Pegus

I’m talking about education I’m preaching that elevation Clouded by clout and trapping in this generation A system designed for us to fail through its litigation Turning against each other the cause of intimidation Where we hold materialistic things over reputation Fam wealthy but thugging […]

Perspective Part 1

May 6, 2019 4:45pm | Jayvon Pegus

I’m talking about education I’m preaching that elevation Clouded by clout and trapping in this generation A system designed for us to fail through its litigation Turning against each other the cause of intimidation Where we hold materialistic things over reputation Fam wealthy but thugging […]

Reflection

May 2, 2019 3:32pm | Ahmed Shaban

Reflection I look bad on how you treated me you said you got my back you broke your promise, I had to blame myself how could, I let you in so quick… I was quick to judge you as a good person. People will take […]

Death

April 30, 2019 11:52pm | Joy Douglas

I know that death is something inevitable, but it’s a topic that scares me if I think about it. I think the worse deaths are the ones that are sudden, and you don’t have time to process the truth or come to terms with the […]

Lost Life

April 30, 2019 5:46pm | Jayvon Pegus

Sometimes a warm memory sheds light in the dark And eases the pain like the song of a Meadow Lark. Then it flits away on silent wings and I’m alone; Hungering for more of the light it had shone. Shall grief’s bitter cold sadness consume […]

Love Her

April 30, 2019 5:45pm | Jayvon Pegus

Taking care of a woman is a challenging job. This is especially true if you are her boyfriend and trying to figure out what she wants. Man and woman are a different species with different needs. How can we hope to care for each other […]

Wisdom

April 30, 2019 5:45pm | Jayvon Pegus

A little word in kindness spoken, A motion or a tear, Has often healed the heart that’s broken, And made a friend sincere. A word, a look has crushed to earth Full many a budding flower, Which, had a smile but owned its birth, Would […]

Survived

April 30, 2019 5:43pm | Jayvon Pegus

Today I sat in the darkened kitchen Convinced that a shooter was going to kill me But in those moments I realized what I loved What I would miss What I was truly grateful for One They held my hand Told me to focus on […]