Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teacher
New Kid (in Middle School) Were you ever the new kid? In middle school - In the maze of a huge Middle school? Did you ever Look at the sea Of faces floating Down the hallways of Middle school? Was there A Heather* You wanted as a friend? Popular, pretty, nice -- in Middle school? I was. I did. There was. One night The phone rang it was her! “Come tomorrow after school … stay for dinner!” I was new and I was invited! The next day I was pumped In middle school Tried to make eye contact with Heather All day I needed to know -- Her bus number... What we would do... Where we should meet After school The last bell rang Without eye contact yet We hadn’t spoken yet The invitation was fake Not from Heather, or maybe it was. Did you ever Get fake invited In middle school? In the maze of a huge Middle school? Was there a time When you knew some people are cruel? In middle school? I did. There was. 5th Grade In the sea of faces Popular, pretty, nice faces -- The lessons of Middle School *Name changed even though I really didn't want to. 🙂
2 thoughts on “A Slice of a New Kid (in Middle School)”
Oh, those days. I was never new… but there was still trauma perpetrated by “friends.” Lessons learned.
Nice! Well, not nice. Can’t believe folks do this. I understand your desire NOT to leave the name out.
Kathleen O’Connell Be. Here. Now.