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Final Act Gone Awry

Final Act Gone Awry

Annabella Chaklos, Lengel Lingo Staffer

May 8, 2020

Standing in the ongoing emptiness of my head, Memories begin to flash and spread. I stare at moments of love and joy aghast, And soon I’m waltzing with the pleasant times passed. As time grows faster, my dance will soon come to an end, The clock points to closure followed by a new beginni...

Mengle’s Book Release at Pressed

Barista Timothy Mengle explains the hardships of writing his second poetry novel to freshman Samantha Woodford. Mengle talked about his experiences with his success in the small town of Pottsville.

Samantha Woodford, Staffer

February 13, 2020

Plays on words and tiny twists mean much in a poem. In “When The Soul Meats Itself,” his mesmerizing second collection of poems, author Timothy Mengle makes us wonder: “Isn’t it amazing where life can take you? It’s like drifting in a river stream, it takes you where it wants. Sometimes we se...

Blank Slate

Blank Slate

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

January 16, 2020

I am nothing but a blank slate. Nobody around wants to know my state. Deteriorating, draining, at an average pace. The hole belonging to my soul is but an empty space. Am I tired? Am I weak? Am I rejoicing? Am I at my peak? I could be terrified, I could be at peace. Only aware that all senses...

Every Sonnet Has Its Own Story

Every Sonnet Has Its Own Story

Lauren Kane, Staffer

November 22, 2019

Everyone has written a poem, whether it was for an English class or just for fun. Even if you didn't want to write a poem, you still probably tended to make it about something that relates to you in some way.  Freshman Cayla Crespo was asked to write a sonnet for Miss. Heather Jenkins’ English 9...

Pater

Pater

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

November 18, 2019

Gone, like a thief in the night. Missing, when I woke up in the light. Abandoned, I was left from your mistake. You give yourself a title, you’re completely fake. I count what you’ve caused, and didn’t hesitate to pause, Before seeing the otherworldly emptiness you’ve given me, Without...

Love of the Seasons Rhyme

Love of the Seasons Rhyme

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

October 7, 2019

I’ve waited for you in all this time. I’ve longed for you through season’s rhyme. Through the cloudy smoke you appear. The blackness of my soul has been cleared. You were once a myth to all around me. But now you are as true as the sky, stars, or sea. I’ve waited for you in all this time. I’ve...

I Am Red

I Am Red

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

May 8, 2019

I wander around the metal room, risers and platforms hung from the high ceiling. This place was highly industrial, but somehow completely empty. However empty, it had to be taken care of, cleaned, or polished. It’s chrome-like, and fresh. It smells metal, looks metal, and tastes metal. It was haunting,...

Writer’s Corner: Annabella Chaklos

Seventh Grader Annabella Chaklos

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

May 7, 2019

Annabella Chaklos has written several poems published here on  ETC. Though she’s published three, she has written more. Out of the ones written so far, Chaklos has five favorites. When it comes to inspiration, Chaklos said the type of poetry she writes is based on the mood she’s in while writing. “If I’m fee...

Howling Fear

Howling Fear

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

February 28, 2019

I sit across from the ticking clock. My thumping heartbeat, it's supposed to mock. The wind howls outside and in my mind... My sanity is hard to find. There are constant whispers in my ear... Though the person speaking is not to appear. My body shakes from head to toe. My brain is...

The Vicious Truth

The Vicious Truth

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

February 25, 2019

Every single day, they watch us like a hawk. We were given voices, but we aren't allowed to talk. All of us are placed into one long, straight line. We all must be perfect, not good, not fine. It's now getting foggy, and thoughts are ceasing. Why are all the dreams and creativity decreasing? However,...

Writer’s Corner: Megan Burns

Sophomore Megan Burns

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

October 26, 2018

Megan Burns, sophomore, has been writing poetry since fifth grade. “I have a pretty big vocabulary, and I like to use fancier words. Poetry gives me a chance to use them,” Burns said. Burns wrote her featured poem, Storms, on a rainy day. “I was having a pretty bad day, and the rain was like a diffuser for m...

Beauty from Afar

Beauty from Afar

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

October 15, 2018

Your eyes have the green of the forest, They own the blue of the sea. Behind them is a universe, So interesting to me. Your golden locks flow in curls down your face, The color of your hair took the sun's place. The shade of your lips never fades away, That bright, cherry red always...

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