Pens & Pencils - June 9, 2022

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Special 2022 pullout section

WENDY TONG • R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL • GRADE 8

Glynn Mercep Purcell

AND

Morrison, LAWYERS

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

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

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

©21403

Shannon L. Malone, Associate ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


Finding Our True Selves BY TIFFIANY BASCOMBE R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 8

BY KATE STATHAROS MOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 4

There is a voice inside me. This voice is strong, brave, and courageous, Unlike me. I feel weak and small, Like the world is watching down on me. I feel like the waves in the sea will one day knock me down. But that voice in my head is what keeps me strong. It reminds me, “You’ve got to deal with it. Embrace your problems and your failures. Learn from your mistakes. Because no one is perfect, though they may look so. Sometimes we have to see beyond looks.” This voice guides me like the wind when I feel lost, lonely and afraid. This voice wants me to be like it, Courageous and brave so that I can be my true self. Everyone has a voice like this one. They are just waiting for the right moment to embrace their true selves

Backpack BY LAYLA BRENNAN & SAMANTHA TRAVIS MINNESAUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 2

A mouth that swallows All your work Arms that hold on to Your shoulders Zippers that eat up all your homework Snack that is backpack’s dessert When you get home It spits out All your work!

Classroom Door

BY OLIVIA HARRISON MINNESAUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 2

A Door That swallows you up Into a learning paradise After what feels Like an hour You have to go!


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. — LEAH S. DUNAIEF

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 VIOLET ANDREANO WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 12

Glynn Mercep Purcell

AND

Morrison, LAWYERS

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

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

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

©21403

Shannon L. Malone, Associate ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


Love

BY OWEN SILEO P.J. GELINAS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 8

You light the morning sky Some things are meant to be … Surely to the sea Take my hand Take my whole life too You know I’ve never lied to you +HOS PH ,·P ÁDPLQJ I just might turn into smoke You can’t see the tears are real, I’m crying 7KH ÁDPHV DUH QRZ OLFNLQJ P\ ERG\ I must be a hundred and nine Lord have mercy Your kisses lift me higher Like a sweet song of a choir And we can’t build our dreams Because I love you too much, baby We can’t go on baby Here we go again

BY JAIME ADAMS R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 8

BY REGAN TROISI MINNESAUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 6

Glynn Mercep Purcell

AND

Morrison, LAWYERS

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

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

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

©21403

Shannon L. Malone, Associate ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


Flowers BY HENRY MILLER MINNESAUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 2

Yellow, orange and purple Yellow Like the shining sun Orange /LNH D JROGHQ VXQÁRZHU Purple Like the elegant shadows Flowers Can be beautiful I hope you Plant them Now!

BY AMAL SANI R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

Wind BY CATHERINE YIN MINNESAUKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADE 2

Can’t see it but can feel it Sometimes makes you feel cold But it’s okay The wind makes trees dance Their arms move side to side Wind and trees What best friends!

BY SUMIREKO HAYASHI R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 7


two paintings, two artists BY ERINN LOU R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9 from mother nature’s hand. D SDLQWHG VN\ À OOHG ZLWK blues, pinks, and yellows. but another artist takes their place. the grass bitter, dark smog with individual blades drawn, now cloaks the canvas textures the canvas. with charcoal dust. clouds forming from acid rain drawn touches of a brush with ebony pencils and cotton swabs. dulls the trees. VXQÁ RZHUV rips and tears in the art with their faces by the frantic rubbing tilted up to the sky, of a plastic eraser. painted with a careful hand. the glorious day is smothered a warm, under a layer honey-golden tone of black paint, is spread across turning dawn to dusk. as a natural spotlight. bent wings, the squirrels, misshapen feathers, the worms,

the birds, all placed in the vast painted land that they call home. beauty is created, at the simplest and purest form

deformed bodies litter the canvas with radium paint blotches. GHFD\LQJ WUXWKV SDLQWHG ZLWK SURÀ WV from humanity’s brush.

BY CAITLYN CARRINGTON WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 10

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.

BY ISABELLE CHEN R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 7


BY MADEENA JALILI R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

BY DHIKSHIKA CHERIVIRALA R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

Glynn Mercep Purcell

AND

Morrison, LAWYERS

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

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

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

©21403

Shannon L. Malone, Associate ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel


I Will Not Avenge Your Crime BY SEAN SKINNER

R.C. MURPHY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9

<RX EHOLHYH \RXU KRVWLOLWLHV DUH MXVWLÀHG Considering the actions of the other side. Possessing no scruples about your attack, You believe any wrong is merely payback. With this you deny your expressed hate That you unknowingly perpetuate. This card you play to keep conscious free Could just as rightfully apply to me. But I will not avenge your crime; I will not play your game this time. $QDO\]H WKLV FRQÁLFW ZLWK \RXUVHOI GHWDFKHG And see why to you I must be outmatched. Realize the chain your actions make, Which only recognition may break.

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. 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.

BY TASNIM LOQMAN WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 12

Glynn Mercep Purcell

AND

Morrison, LAWYERS

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

“Congratulations On Your Creativity”

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

©21403

Shannon L. Malone, Associate ~ Martin F. Simon, of Counsel ~ Elizabeth M. Reitano, of Counsel