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Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Student poems to be published

Recently, junior Annie-Belle Max Gross and senior Izai Martin, both at Tiger Ventures, were notified that their poems have been selected to be published in the Appelley Publishing’s “2021 Rising Stars Collection.” Both are now eligible for the $500 grand prize that will be announced on April 9.
Tiger Ventures English teacher Gavin Boehm said, “We are over the moon for these two and very excited about this recognition.”
Congratulations!

Poem by Annie-Belle Max Gross
"321…"
321, this week is almost done.
don’t wanna write no more 
i just wanna have fun. 
 
369, this world is mine 
but y’all don’t care if it dies,
killing this world just to survive. 
for this, I just have not the time. 
 
no point in pulling punches
when your lies 
have doomed this world to die.
Poem by Izai Martin
"An Amethyst Sky" 
 An amethyst sky  
fills my night 
Stars dance
the same beat as your smile 
They are an ocean 
before a storm 
whose moon burns honied-linings 
against heavy clouds  
across the tempestuous light
giving off the same beauty as you
 
I could watch forever 
 
but lightning stains 
your regal sky 
 
I miss the way we danced 
under the 
blue moon 


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