Hope & Dread

Hope                                                                                                                                                                                   Dread

Eyes eager

Eyes anxious

Hands clenched

Hands trembling

Body restless

Body limp

I cannot wait

Voice feverish in excitement

Voice silent in fear

Faces bright like the sun on a summer morning

Faces withdrawn like a flower without sunlight

I can’t wait for the what’s to come

I’m not ready for what’s to come

What will the results be?

I am a caring teacher

I am a harsh mentor

My rewards are bountiful

My realities are painful

I am a chance

I am a gamble

I can fulfill

I can destroy

Are we worth it?

By: Lily Kang