The following poem, written by freshman Hannah Fergus in imitation of Elie Wiesel’s poem in NIGHT, reminds all of us about the losses suffered due to the pandemic.
Never shall I forget the warm sand on the beach in Florida where I first heard the news.
Never shall I forget my phone dinging saying school was cancelled for two weeks.
Never shall I forget “two weeks to flatten the curve” and how laughable that became.
Never shall I forget finishing middle school over zoom, saying goodbye to my childhood friends for the last time over a computer.
Never shall I forget wearing masks and sitting socially distant six feet apart on the first day of high school.
Never shall I forget all the cancelled firsts like first dances and first football games.
Never shall I forget a year of my life being taken away.