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HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by apollo in Focus

the summer our lips met, we were

two bright celestial bodies. sprawling constellations

pulsed tightly above our heads and

i knew them like the way i memorized

the galaxies that coursed through your upturned palms.

you still cannot fathom why, but

please know this:

our entangled fingers held

every nook and cranny of the milky way.

and i could have sworn

we were vaster than any cosmos, but

everyone knows the tide changes

with the gravity of moonshine. now

you are light years away,

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

My Dad

It was summer

in Puerto Rico

we would eat

ice cream

and ride

motorcycles

around

the park

In the yard

we had chickens

gallinas

and roosters

we told jokes

on the court

we played

basketball

And the best part

me and my dad

we went to the beach

la playa

to talk and

play games

he was so

funny

my Dad

By Jahmael Sanchez

Age 10, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

'JP3D': New life in old dinos

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?

Two words: Steven Spielberg.

And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.

Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.

However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "Lincoln").

"Jurassic Park" is "Jaws" of the jungle.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Coffee Shop in Focus

Coffee Shop

Wavy hair, combat boots

dark eyes, old books

rosy cheeks, chapped lips

guitar strums, coffee sips

open minds, closed doors

free thoughts, tamed words

mothers, daughters

friends and lovers

cheeky grins, hair pins

raspy voices, bold choices

foot taps and finger snaps

long talks, have a sit

I am an accepted misfit

Cecelia LeBus

Age 13, Grade 8

Northampton Area Middle School

Northampton Area School District

8TH ANNUAL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

STUDENT POETRY PROJECT

To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 8th annual Student Poetry Project on this page and B3 in the Focus section.

Students whose poems appear on this page have been invited to read their poems on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," 6 - 6:30 p.m. April 29, Lehigh Valley Community Public radio Station WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org.

Students whose poems appear on this page each receive a $50 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts. Students whose poems appear on Page B3 each receive a $25 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts.

THEATER REVIEW A 'Company' to keep at Pa. Playhouse

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Being single is not all it's cracked up to be -- or is it?

Get some possible answers and insights at Pennsylvania Playhouse's production of "Company," 8 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 28.

The fast-paced play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth romps through the highs and lows of being one single person, a lonely third wheel in a circle of married friends.

On Broadway, "Company" won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical (1971) and Best Revival of a Musical (2007).

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Puerto Rico's Christmas in Bethlehem

I hear my mom waking me up

Pork shoulder sizzling

Smelling the cookies,

quesitos,

pork shoulder

three leche cake

and dirt

Tasting the sweet sweet

air

coming from

pots and pans

in

the oven

in the kitchen

Touching presents

the glittery red bows

glitter getting

stuck

in my

fingers

The cozy warm

blanket

Me seeing my presents

seeing my big

sister sleep

and little sister

a box with a piece

of candy

$20

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Waiting

As I settled in the grass

and watched the trees, the sky,

I noticed a calmness, with a soft breeze.

As if the world had just sat down

and taken a deep breath

to retreat from the rushing time.

Then suddenly, the branches I viewed

were not relaxing, but rustling,

and the clouds swirled about eagerly with passion.

The tranquil scene became restless before my eyes

without actually changing pace or tone,

and it brought me to realize a way of nature.

Our planet does not rest or calm,