On the Bus ioncewaswyoungandstrongsmall
by Nick O’Donnell from Wilson High School
Published in the 2007-2008 WITS Anthology I Once Was Young and Strong (Available for purchase)

The kids in the back yell, waving their fists.
Green trees become blurry as we pass.
The bus driver glances back in frustration.
The distinct smell of sweaty kids floats.
I think, what would make these kids stop?
What would work to put their fists down?
What would stop anger all in one?
I see a mother and her child.
She holds the child as if it was a million dollars.
I see the love humans need to give.

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