I enter a public place and map all the exits out
There is constantly the thought that I might need an escape route
I heard a firework the other day and was sure it was a bomb
I can’t communicate the fear that I felt through a poem or a song
This is the way that we have all gotten used to living
So my apologies, if your jokes regarding violence don’t leave me feeling very forgiving
Our world, it has made me grow weary
What’s the point in...
Coronavirus impact extends into June: Miller Symphony Hall concerts, NCC Summer Theatre canceled; Southside Film Festival postponed
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to devastate the Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment community, including cancellation of concerts through June at Miller Symphony Hall, cancellation of concerts through May at Godfrey Daniels, suspending of Northampton Community College Summer Theatre and postponement of the 17th annual SouthSide Film Festival.
The impact of the coronavirus already has forced cancellation of the 113th Bach Festival, 40th Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre,...
Little angel, little angel,
You will become my perfect angel, you will be pretty, cute,
chunky, perfect, and I will love you with all my heart and
you will be the most spoiled sister I ever had and I will
spend time with you, take you to the park, feed you, sleep
with you, bathe you, take care of you when you are sick,
love you, dress you, have a day off of school so I can be
with you all day, and help you, so love you, love you, love
her eyes shine like diamonds
her nose kind and perked up
smooth skin on her face
as she says ‘’Good Morning!’’
helpful, kind, caring
teacher of all things
loud and carefree
as she packs her bags.
her voice leaves a melancholic ring in your ear
as she closes the door.
Age 14. Grade 8
Trexler Middle School
Allentown School District
My heart beats loud, and slow
Mind spirals, anything I thought could possibly
go wrong plays over, and over, like a broken record player.
The roller coaster begins and my mind begins to
regret her life choices. It slowly intimidates me, with each
foot it climbs up.
With a dramatic, unnecessary pause before my death
sentence, the cart pushes forward, while everyone
screams and waves their hands, I squeeze into a...
Second of four parts
There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.
In this column, we’ll cover eyeglasses.
Eyeglasses correct the following vision problems:
Nearsightedness (myopia), which blurs distant objects.
Farsightedness (hyperopia), which blurs near vision.
Astigmatism is caused by an uneven curvature of the eye’s surface that produces abnormal focus.
Presbyopia is a natural condition of...
In the time of the coronavirus, poetry is never needed more.
To commemorate “National Poetry Month” in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 15th annual Student Poetry Project.
Please see the Focus pages on The Press websites for poems in Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories.
This year because of the coronavirus pandemic social distancing guidelines, students whose poems were chosen for first place were not able to read their poems nor be...
The little way of the hill
With the thorns in the back
We were playing and went
Through the dangerous
ran and ran
to the thorns
of the neighborhood
and me fell
and got a
cut by sliding and
we went to
because we were
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
For locations, closings and current updates, call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Going grocery shopping has taken on a whole new significance as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Can you recommend basic courtesies for navigating the grocery store to find what we need and remain safe?
Each time we head to the grocery store, we all wonder if it’s safe to do so and if we do, will we find what we need?
This thought is on the minds of fellow shoppers, apparent from the looks on shopper’s faces as they view...