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09-07-05, 01:49 PM
This poem is posted in every building of the Middle School (6-8) where I work. It was written by an 8th grader.

What is a middle schooler?
I knew what he was,
But what should I say?

He is noise and confusion.
He is silence that is deep.
He is sunshine and laughter.
Or a cloud that will weep.

He is swift as an arrow.
He is a waster of time.
He wants to be rich.
But cannot save a dime.

He is rude and nasty.
He is polite as can be.
He wants parental guidance,
But fights to be free.

He is aggressive and bossy.
He is timid and shy.
He knows all the answers,
But still will ask, "Why?"

He is awkward and clumsy.
He is graceful and poised.
He is ever-changing,
But do not be annoyed.

What is a middle schooler?
I was asked one day.
He is the future unfolding,
So do not stand in the way.