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Chosen Response for the Hands Prompt!

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Poetry Corner

Hands that Feed Blen Mulugeta Stuck in a dark, and cold cell, The only human interaction I have are the hands that feed me. Through the small slot in the wall, a foot wide And a half a foot tall Five inches from the ground Each day have a pair of hands, one for every day of the week, My only way...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 11/26

Maggie Burnham, Editor of The Lance

November 26, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner, Uncategorized

November 26, 2018 Every other week, The Lance will be posting a writing prompt to The Shield’s “poetry corner.” Responses to these prompts could be featured in The Lance itself, or they may be brought to a writer’s workshop. The next writer’s workshop for The Lance is to be announced! Kee...

Poetry Power Hour

Poetry Power Hour

September 25, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner

Check Out the Latest From Poetry Corner! Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24 • Maggie Burnham 9/18 how many of us? • Leah Williams 3/5 Poetry Assembly  • Meg Kennedy ...

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24

Poetry Prompt for the Week of 9/24

Maggie Burnham

September 18, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner, Uncategorized

Every other week, The Lance will be posting a writing prompt to The Shield’s “poetry corner.” Responses to these prompts could be featured in The Lance itself, or they may be brought to a writer’s workshop. The first writer’s workshop for The Lance is on October 4 in room 104. This week...

how many of us?

how many of us?

Leah Williams '19, Guest Contributer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Poetry Corner, Showcase

 A view point from the students to bring awareness to the issue of gun policy and gun violence  everything was coming together now he knew what senior year meant and Samuel Zeif was starting to appreciate his four years at highschool he had spent that school he once called home  it was somewhere so sa...

Poetry Assembly

Poetry Assembly

Meg Kennedy, Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Poetry Corner, School News, Uncategorized

Four of our own Mercy girls were selected last Tuesday, November 7th, to read their own poetry at our inaugural Poetry Assembly. We began the assembly with a poem from each girl: Meg Kennedy ‘20, Olivia Barry ‘20, Blen Mulugeta ‘20, and Julia Shovan ‘18. We then heard from Ms. Lynne Spigelmire...

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