Thursday, April 30, 2015

not for the books

Performed at Speak For Yourself:

Not for the Books

Welcome to school!
Day one:
Halls riddled with talk of summer vacation
and the smell of brand new clothes.
Winter crept in and we were halfway done
99 football jerseys,
12 bad breakups,
2 english classes later,
we are on the home stretch.
In 35 days we will be far from here.
And it won't be long before even the echoes of my name disappear.
Tomorrow I'll be gone
and soon after, forgotten.
The hallways will no longer carry the weight of my footsteps.
The mirrors will not remember my reflection.
My name will be stripped from the honor roll to make room for next year's
and soon after,
we will be forgotten.
I don't care to be remembered.
This is not for any legacy I want to leave.
I'm not trying to make you shout my name to the sky or write it in the stars.
This is not because I never made it to the front row of the student section,
and this is not because I've had my heart broken.
Twice.
Three times.
I'll be the first to admit, I am not a legacy leaver.
I didn't come expecting to change Lone Peak forever,
but I've got a few things to say.
I think we're all waiting for someone to read in between the lines.
"How are you?" is still waiting for a response other than "good".
So I'll try-- I'll try-- to be the person that makes everyone erase their fine print.
Lets pick up the small talk and throw it out the window.
Shatter every glass wall put up by high schoolers who feel small.
Show each other that bridges are meant to be walked on.
Not burned.
That you, and me, and he will never be the same.
But we were never meant to be.
So hold up your white flag
and surrender your heart,
to show people you have one.
And just because the knight in the commons can't call you by name,

there's more to this story than that.

xx Sonny Jean and Avery Moon



(AKA Ruby and Whitney Porter)

13 comments:

  1. Totally remember this. You two nailed it! Well done.

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  2. One of my favorite posts. I have felt so insignificant this year and this helped me to realize that I don't need to make such a lasting impact on this school. It will carry on with my legacy or without it.

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  3. Straight fire.

    "This is not because I never made it to the front row of the student section,
    and this is not because I've had my heart broken.
    Twice.
    Three times."

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  4. Yes. This is amazing. And you guys performed it incredibly!

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  5. The sentence about the knight got to me this was really good

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  6. So hold up your white flag
    and surrender your heart,
    to show people you have one.


    LOVE.

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  7. your guys performance of this was sooooo amazing.
    plus it was cool, the mix up and the back and forth reading together. it worked.
    and the writing is unreal.

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  8. ahh the twice three times part. you guys killed it

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