The world is too much with us, late and soon.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers,
Going to the grocery store to buy meaningless flowers.
Everyday our spending grows, it towers.
We waste our time in buying junk.
It piles up like useless gunk.
We think it's fun,
What we should shun.
Getting and spending we lay waste our power,
Mindlessness grows, and our wallets cower.
Collin V., eighth grader
P. S. One student commented during class, "Is Wordsworth his real last name? It's no wonder he became a poet!" While we can't reveal Collin's last name, we can tell you it has quite a poetic ring to it too!
drawing by Josephine D.