Grade: 11th at Woodbridge Senior High School
2nd place Live Arts Contest
Secrets of the House
There are secrets in this house.
I can feel them whispering with every creak of the floor boards,
Paintings with wandering eyes.
Things that disappear,
Gone, without a trace.
I know things I shouldn’t,
Things that were locked up tight.
Secrets that escaped and ran to me.
If I could unlock the rest, we’d be free,
But this house would break
The very foundation consists of secrets.
Lies entangle the floorboards,
Stretched truths paint the hallways,
Terror blacks out the windows,
Tears cried hold us all prisoners
Trapped beneath our silent screams.
So we will never know our own strength.
I am currently a junior at Woodbridge Senior High School. I have been in the Creative Writing program, which is part of the Center For Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) since freshmen year, studying under Mrs. Cathy Hailey. I also work on the school’s literary arts magazine, Eddas. Writing is something I love and hope to continue for the rest of my life.