Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Three Poems

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Walk Away Girl

Someone was rude to me today

I walked away

Their eyes were still as hard as hard clay

The Calm Girl

When someone is rude

They would not let me play

But I stay calm

Kind and Smart

I feel like

I’m perfect me

If anyone is mean I’ll walk away

Abigail Brown

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

The 21st Century

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

People on the airwaves always preach

who I should be

How to dress,

how to talk, maybe how to breathe

We could always use their limber fingers to

paint pictures on what young girls

should aspire to be

We are not Beautiful

unless we look like women in magazines

I have

no power without a man standing

next to me

Can someone tell me if this

is all an illusion or if this is how

the world is turning out to be?

It’s the 21st century

Yonaidi Rosario

Age 13, Grade 8

Broughal Middle School

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 17: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, April 18: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, April 19: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 22: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 23: Chicken. Chef’s salad.

Wednesday, April 24: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Winter

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

She’s quiet and patient and snowy

Hidden in the light white sky

Snow’s happy when playful

Cries when snow melts by the sun

Older so she blows the wind

And giving snow to the world

Cools down and painting the world

And messing around with her hand

Brings a snow storm when she meets her grandparents

And returns when spring comes

Bowen Liu

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

Heart valve replacement at St. Luke’s similar to procedure for Mick Jagger

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Elinor LaDue doesn’t sing rock ‘n’ roll but does have at least one thing in common with Mick Jagger, frontman for the Rolling Stones.

She and Jagger both had a non-surgical heart procedure to implant an artificial aortic valve, replacing their original “native” valves.

On Feb. 5, LaDue, an 80-year-old Allentown mother, became the 500th patient to undergo a TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedure at St. Luke’s Hospital - Bethlehem.

TAVR is a non-surgical alternative for patients with advanced aortic stenosis or narrowing of the aortic valve opening.

a monotone drip

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Endless flood of gray

fuzzy whispers.

Insomnious nights - handcuffed

in a colorless cage.

depression is a blizzard of black

enveloping

a dark, cinder block maze of

clay spikes.

The pulse of

a monotone drip

floods the calm birdcage

that now hangs by a thread

Jocelynn Zeruth

Age 13, Grade 7

Northampton Area Middle School

Northampton Area School District

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, April 17: Onion Romano soup, fried chicken patty on a bun w / lettuce, tomato, mayo, pasta salad, citrus breeze.

Thursday, April 18 - Easter meal: Baked smoked ham, praline sweet potatoes, asparagus, home baked roll w / margarine, coconut custard pie.

Friday, April 19: Closed for Good Friday.

Monday, April 22: Chili con carne over bread bowl w / cheddar cheese garnish, pepper slaw, fruit cocktail.

Anxiety

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The monster in your chest is unruly,

He claws, and he roars,

And he traipses around

And he acts like he

owns your body.

You feel like you’re running and spinning,

But you’re not,

You’re just simply sitting.

Whether lies, fears, rumors,

will soon become tumors

that plant in your stomach and

heart.

Like a vine that is creeping

to your soul it is seeping

the anxiety now becomes a part.

Soon it controls you

and that monster does own you

and to fix it …

You don’t know where to start.

A Place To Rest

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Sometimes when my brother

Takes toys away from me

I hide behind the couch.

I build a pillow house

My pillow house is yellow

I use rest pillows as roof pads

And a chair inside, also doors.

I sleep in it for a while

When I wake up

I punch the doors open

I also sleep on the pillows

After getting something to eat

When I am hungry.

Robinson Mogambi

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District