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Hour to Hour

By Connor Whitsel, 10

We used to rush
hour to hour,
speeding from the house
to the bus
to school
to sports
like a cheetah chasing its prey.
Never-ending nights of baseball,
soccer, and wrestling
without any time to stop.
We were hurried but happy.

Today, we don't rush
Hour to hour.
We spend our days
sleeping late,
riding bikes,
and playing board games.
Netflix never ends and we play
Fortnite with friends for hours.
We are slow as sloths but
loving life.




Connor Whitsel, 10
Lebanon, OH

This is a poem I wrote about my experience before and after COVID 19 and the school shut down. It started as an assignment to write a Before and After poem. When I was brainstorming topics, I came up with this one because this event has changed our lives in so many ways. It is a time in my life that I will never forget and I wanted to document my experience in a poem. Even though it is a scary time, there are some good things and that's what I wanted to write about.

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