Perspectives: 145/365

Robert Sato (Eddie Haskell Type)

Did you hear them,
They think they are some kind of
Revolutionaries.

Ha, they can barely pay attention in class,
They never win,
They hit flat notes.

They can’t joke,
Unable to make fun of themselves,
And do they think anyone cares?

I hope this little protest
Comes up in class.
I’ll make them think differently.

Perspectives: 143/365

Kevin Palmer (Tech Kid)

They crack me up,
I will rule the world,
Not those ball chasing,
Horn blowing,
Wannabees.

I write the code
That makes the whole thing work,
Their social media,
Their streaming music, yet
They don’t even know who I am.

Perspectives: 142/365

Marcello Martinez (DACA Student)

My parents work hard,
My mother is a custodian in school,
My father is a foreman for a landscaper.
She cleans up our messes in school,
He mows grass all day.

I’m going to Penn State,
Main Campus,
I’m going to be the first in my family
To graduate from college.
If Trump doesn’t get us first.

Sports and Band are not on my radar.

Perspectives: 141/365

Robert Sato (Eddie Haskell Type)

I don’t get it,
These kids are whining about sports and music.
Don’t they see how dumb they are,
Ooo, my coach yelled at me,
Ooo, band is better,
They’re both effed up.

I go to school and see who they all strut,
Band or jocks,
They don’t know how funny they are,
I can’t wait to get involved,
To throw shist in their process,
This is going to be so much fun.

Perspectives: 140/365

Michael Dawson (Football, Eight Bars Parents)

I line up across the other team,
We have the ball,
I know where I’m going,
I knock them out of my guy’s way.

This time it will be tougher.
My parents are the other team,
I’m not sure where I’m going,
But I’ll stick with my guys.

Perspectives: 139/365

Jerry Dean (Basketball, Eight Bars Parents)

Addressing the crowd:

Everyone, I am glad you are here today,
As I look around I see all the different groups,
Jocks,
Band kids,
Stoners,
Goths,
Latinos,
LBGTQers,
Everyone.
It’s great that we are all here.

Way in the back,
I see parents, teachers, coaches, administrators
And I say to you,
“Have you all screwed things up enough?”
Go home,
We don’t want you here.
This is about us.
We will solve your problems.
You will reckon with us now.
We are not kids and we know we matter.

Taylorville students, we must take control of who we are,
We must let this community know that it’s not 1950,
It’s 2018 and we are ready for them to grow up.
We want stuff that we want,
Sometimes they can help us out,
But it’s time that they listen to us,
And it’s time that they feel our power.
We will change things with or without them.

Perspectives: 138/365

Max Brown (Flute, Music Friends of Sports)

People say I’m angry,
Too angry to be a flute player.
They say the flute is beautiful,
That the sound reminds them of spring,
Love,
Birds.

I’m not angry,
I hate the flute,
It’s an ugly thing
That reminds me of coercion,
Wasted time,
Life.

Perspectives: 137/365

Cole Watts (Baseball, Eight Bars Parents)

It’s great that we are all here in the park,

Protesting,
Puffing,
Pranking.

I do feel bad for my coach.

Boooo…
Ahhhhh…
Psyche.

Perspectives: 136/365

Rhonda Dean (Track, Eight Bars Parents)

I don’t get the fuss,
I run
I either win or
I lose.

My coach isn’t running,
He gives me pointers,
He pushes me to be better,
He yells and jokes.

They are losing it,
They are thinking it’s about them,
They don’t realize,
I like my coach.

Perspectives: 135/365

Blair Taylor (Drums, Music Friends of Sports Parents)

Give me Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit,
That’s what I want,
The power of that introduction,
Banging on the drums with rage, hope for change,
Sweat flying everywhere.

Music education?
I don’t know,
They don’t teach about Dave Grohl or Max Weinberg,
I doubt I’ll ever be marching on a football field,
Kicking on stage, though? 1-2-3-4…