November 2

Yet Another Great Senior Response

Yes, I know that I just keep adding more and more good work from these senior, but here is yet another. This particular piece of art under one of the bridges along the Indy Canal stimulated a lot of contemplation and discussion both during the field trip and after. I have even suggested that one of the students contact the artist and share her reflections. Here is a second poem that was written by another talented senior at WHS.

I see the pleasant light ahead of me, I walk in blind, cold, and scared.

I brought my memories and left the pain.


Across the grass so green, the greenest grass I’ve ever seen,

I jumped and skipped and bounce on air, it was like there was nothing there.

A sky of blue, not a cloud in sight, perpetual day and no dark nights

Every flower in full bloom, undefined colors of every hue.


The streams and rivers crystal clear, no rubbish or decay to be seen.

The sea is calm and turquoise blue, I long to test it, wouldn’t you?

The warmest rays cover me from my head to my feet.


A city built of alabaster walls, where translucent light eliminates the halls.

Amazing sights for me to see, I just wander in, there’s no entrance fee.

The celestial sun shines forever, it’s a perfect temperature all the time.

This ethereal plain is a pure delight, it’s my new home, my God given right.


There is nothing here to cause me fear, the Lord protects me as a whole.

An infinity of perfect peace, from the toils of earth I am now released.

I have landed on a higher realm, in perfect harmony to forever dwell.

So believe when I tell you, my dear friends, you cannot die, life never ends.

Posted November 2, 2017 by mrsscales207 in category Language Arts

About the Author

My life has taken many paths. I grew up in Farmland, Indiana and graduated from Monroe Central High School in 1979. Yes I know that seems like a long time ago to most of you. After I graduated from High School, I went into the U. S. Navy. Not a lot of women enlisted in the Navy back then. Boot camp was still segregated (that means there were only women in my boot camp) and yes, boot camp is as bad as they say it is. I survived though and began seeing a little more of the world than just our lovely corn and soy bean fields of Indiana. I was an advanced avionics technician and worked on F14 Tomcat jets in the Navy. Back then women couldn't go on ships but I was stationed in Bermuda for a little over a year. Bermuda is beautiful and the people are warm and friendly. I married my husband while in the Navy and we eventually moved to Minnesota.

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