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Special 2019 pullout section

BY SAMANTHA MARGULIES — R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL — GRADE 8

Glynn Mercep

AND

Purcell,

LLP

LAWYERS

A. Craig Purcell ~ Anthony W. Mercep ~ Timothy B. Glynn

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

North Country Road, Post Office Box 712, Stony Brook, New York 11790 • 631.751.5757

©21403

Joseph J. Tromba ~ Scott MacLagan, of Counsel ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


The Journey BY KATYA DONETSKI

R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

GRADE 9

BY KATHERINE KARLOVA R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9 BY MAHIMA KARANTH R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

Jinhae Gu Nature’s gift made me realize heaven is real, bursting with Marvelous colors and struck a brilliant glow, Jinhae Gu it never failed to impress, why consider going to heaven?

Walk The wind breezed west against me slightly as I strolled down the path &U\VWDOOLQHVNLHVWKULYLQJĂ€HOGVDQGURPDQWLF blossoms that bless my eyes My last walk before I leave will be memorable

BY NOAH FRANZESE MINNESAUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 4

Small footsteps placed in the snow, Where they lead I do not know. Curiosity draws me closer and closer, Beckoning, inviting, tempting me further. Suddenly my mind has no control over me, My feet are racing along the tracks, Intricate weaving between the trees, But then I stop and stare, at the beauty that stands before me. A colossal olive tree, With delicate branches stretching way above me. Braided twists of crisp pitch-black bark Nothing like the ordinary, regardless Its familiarity is fondness. My searching eyes revert down to the roots, Like snakes slithering and combating for prey; Some are thick, some are hidden, But all lead to the great olive tree. I spot the faint imprints that led me to this sight, 6ORZO\Ă€OOLQJZLWKWKHVQRZĂ DNHVVZD\LQJLQ the wind. The tracks abruptly stop at the roots Overwhelmed by curiosity, I circle round the wide trunk A little boy, staring at me with Deep brown eyes and dark slick hair. His eyes draw me closer, But he backs away in fear. I extend my hand to show my peace Reluctantly he places his petite hand atop my own. Holding our grasp for a while, Until a breathtaking phenomenon transpires. The clouds come apart, releasing the blue-grey skies. A tiny pea-sized speck of light Is released upon a branch, ever so slight. I hear a faint gasp not belonging to me. Our strength increasing with unity. And standing alongside each other, The boy and I link arms with one another. Wide-eyed, staring at the branch, We watch the Flower of Light begin its journey.


A message from the publisher When I was 8 years old, my family went on a summer vacation to a small town about an hour north of New York City called Central Valley. One night we went downtown for ice cream at the drugstore and were surprised to find the streets empty. When we walked to the firehouse, we saw the dispatcher sitting outside on a chair that was leaning against the building. “Where is everyone?” I asked. “Over at the Joneses,” he replied, indicating a house with a tilt of his head. “They just got one of them new television sets. Whole town’s watching Milton Berle.” The idea of an empty town sparked my imagination, so I wrote an article about it and submitted it to the community newspaper. How thrilled I was when the story appeared on the front page! Imagine, then, how thrilled I am years later to be able to make it possible for other students to be published. I hope you enjoy seeing your words (and art) in print as much as I did. And still do.

BY PHOEBE BRENNER R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

BY NICK KIERNAN NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 5

— LEAH S. DUNAIEF

BY AIDEN LOWE NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 5

Glynn Mercep

AND

Purcell,

LLP

LAWYERS

A. Craig Purcell ~ Anthony W. Mercep ~ Timothy B. Glynn

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

North Country Road, Post Office Box 712, Stony Brook, New York 11790 • 631.751.5757

©21403

Joseph J. Tromba ~ Scott MacLagan, of Counsel ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


Spring

BY LIVIA L. SETAUKET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 5

Blooming, Blooming all over town, à RZHUVSULQJXS here, there and now! The days become longer DQGÀOOHGZLWKJOHH let’s have fun with you and me! Birds are singing, in the morning sweet tweets you hear, wherever you’re going! There’s a sweet gentle breeze here and there, what better day, to ride a beautiful mare? In April there’s rain, to bring the sun out, LQ0D\WKHUH¡Và RZHUV poking their way out! The sun shines brighter, giving us warmth, there’s more time to play, more time to hope! The days are warmer, $QGÀOOHGZLWKIXQ time to go play, In the sun! 7KHWUHHVDUHÀOOHGZLWKOHDYHV and now are not bare, nice shade when we are hot, where we don’t have a care! What season is this, fun, warm and cool? Spring! Possibly, What else could it be?

BY VIOLET ANDREANO R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

Glynn Mercep

AND

Purcell,

LLP

LAWYERS

A. Craig Purcell ~ Anthony W. Mercep ~ Timothy B. Glynn

“Congratulations On Your Creativity�

North Country Road, Post Office Box 712, Stony Brook, New York 11790 • 631.751.5757

Š21403

Joseph J. Tromba ~ Scott MacLagan, of Counsel ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


CREATION BY JACK MITRANI

NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 6

I create With brisk strokes Of gray color My tip dances Across the paper Leaving my trail behind Not good enough I destroy 0\ERG\Ă LSV I am upside down My pale pink bottom Pushes powerfully upon the paper Erasing my trail My legacy Try again I am gripped tighter My hair is trimmed By sharp blades I start anew My incisive tip Cuts into the white Perfection I lay to rest On my canvas Waiting For my time to come again ...

DANCE

BY JORDYN ZEZELIC

NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 6

I twirl, I dream I move and sway I love, I live for what I do even if it’s not perfect I’m free to be me

BY OLIVIA TRAMONTANA NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 5

SPRING BY SAMANTHA K.

SETAUKET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 2

Singing birds 3ODQWLQJĂ RZHUV Rabbits hiding eggs Ice pops melting 1LFHĂ RZHUVEORRPLQJ Green grass growing

SPRING BY LEAH H.

SETAUKET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 3

I wake up to the birds chirping high above in the sky. ,ORRNRXWVLGHĂ RZHUVDUHEORRPLQJ I say to myself, “What a beautiful sight.â€? I go outside, the spring grass is here. I get to go camping in the fresh spring air. Spring is here. Once again.

BY AVA STEINHAUFF NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 5

Thank you to the teachers of the Three Village Central School District for submitting artwork, photos and poems from students to be considered for Pens & Pencils.


WHERE I’M FROM BY KATE MCAVOY

NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 6

I am from Stony Brook, New York from the adventure ringing outside my door I am from the old noisy truck, And the three little birds outside my doorstep I’m from the laughter of cracking jokes on a warm summer day From the chocolate gooiness on my tongue after skiing on the snowy slopes I am from the swoosh of the net And the whip of the lacrosse stick I am from the rocking of the boat I’m from the summer sunset at Pop Pop’s house I’m from the smell of crayons in the new school year And the new sneakers to style I am from the roller coaster of life And the life to be lived The seventh grade to rock I am from the adventure of today And excitement of tomorrow I am from new adventures.

BY JILLIAN LEWIS NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 6

Didn’t see your submission? If your submission did not appear in Pens & Pencils, look for it in the Kids’ Times corner in an upcoming edition of the Arts & Lifestyles section of The Village Times Herald.

BY BRITTANY CAHILL R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9


CELL PHONES BY LUCAS TOMMOLINO

NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 6

Never put away Shining late at night Distracting people from the real world Always on Never off If ever put away We will miss out on something Something big They can haunt and scare us Our biggest secrets No more Always ringing Trust Not anymore Always staring at them Staring right back at you Our biggest fear And enjoyment In one Single form

CUPCAKES BY OLIVIA SIEMES

NASSAKEAG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GRADE 6

Still Staring at me Smiling With the frosting white as snow plopped on top The rainbow sprinkles jumping around with joy Standing tall, looking proud And its job so important ... To make someone smile or happy each day

BY JEN CABRERA R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

Glynn Mercep

AND

Purcell,

LLP

LAWYERS

A. Craig Purcell ~ Anthony W. Mercep ~ Timothy B. Glynn

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

North Country Road, Post Office Box 712, Stony Brook, New York 11790 • 631.751.5757

©21403

Joseph J. Tromba ~ Scott MacLagan, of Counsel ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


THE EARTH BY JULIA WEINSTEIN

P. J. GELINAS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

I look up at the beautiful sun disappearing over a horizon ,ORRNDWWKHFRQWDPLQDWHGRFHDQÀOOHGZLWKSHRSOH¡Và RWVDP I look up at the road and the trucks whose smoke pipes are ejecting pollution into our ozone layer This is the world that I see myself living in, the future I look at the plastic that is just there Serving no purpose or meaning in our environment Always depreciating ,ORRNDWEDJVDLPOHVVO\à RDWLQJLQWKHZDWHU I search and search and search for a better tomorrow %XW,DOZD\VÀQGP\VHOIVWLOOVHDUFKLQJ I wish and wish and wish that we can get a second chance A brand new, renewed earth %XW,DOZD\VÀQGP\VHOIVWLOOZLVKLQJ Where we are headed life will be a hurricane And an uphill battle The world I envision myself living in is mild-mannered I look at the trees swaying in the light breeze as I dance along with them I look at the bees quietly reverberating along spreading pollen to the growing à RZHUVDV,KDUPRQL]HZLWKWKHP Life here is compatible It is possible to get here if we don’t surrender the battle (YHU\OLWWOHWKLQJZHGRWRKHOSZLOOPDNHDPRGLÀFDWLRQ Don’t let a mountain of cynicism block your way Because there is no planet two

Didn’t see your submission? If your submission did not appear in Pens & Pencils, look for it in the Kids’ Times corner in an upcoming edition of the Arts & Lifestyles section of The Village Times Herald.

Glynn Mercep

AND

BY ABBY MCVICKER R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

Purcell,

LLP

LAWYERS

A. Craig Purcell ~ Anthony W. Mercep ~ Timothy B. Glynn

“Congratulations On Your Creativity�

North Country Road, Post Office Box 712, Stony Brook, New York 11790 • 631.751.5757

Š21403

Joseph J. Tromba ~ Scott MacLagan, of Counsel ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel

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