Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 7th grade style

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Hair pressed to a silky straight, pinned to accentuate the purposefully placed curls.

Pink and red party dresses wrinkled from schlepping around a backpack.    

Toes painted and blistered from the small clicking high heels.

7th grade girls await gifts, winks or "the look" for the special boy.

It doesn't come.

8th period is heartache.


  1. Beautifully written!

    I love your use of the words "wrinkled" and "schlepping" and "clicking" - makes the entire piece very vivid.

  2. This post makes me feel so relieved that Valentine's Day isn't so in-you-face here in Australia! Thank heavens I never had to go through that misery at school.

  3. that is sad my school is not like that