Congratulations to Yash ’22 whose poem “Alone” will be included in the Appelley Publishing 2022 Rising Stars Collection this spring! During a unit on John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, Yash wrote this poem based on a Dorothea Lange photo that expresses the struggle to achieve the American dream. We are proud of you, Yash!
ALONELeft behind my wife and kids in Oklahoma StateNo one for companyExcept my glass platesAll alone in the Golden StateTryin’ to find work all daySittin’ on my suitcase it’s startin’ to frayAll I want is a job to put food on the tableEven if it means workin’ in a stable
Sleepin’ in a makeshift tent
Thinkin’ ‘bout all them good memories that went
Came all the way to California
But everyone says they got nothin’ for ya