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Sword Stone

Sword Stone

Dorothy Atubiga

June 15, 2020

It was a cold dark autumn evening, in the land of Acanon; the time when the practice of sorcery was forbidden. Prince Octavius walked out of his palace and felt the cold dark autumn air. Acanon was a mystery that day. The Kingdom was as silent as a cemetery. Octavius observes his town skeptically. There...

The Life of a Rose

The Life of a Rose

Samantha Barbera

April 9, 2020

I am the seed Dropped into the womb of Mother Earth I am nourished with drops of sun And doused with water for survival Sprouting through the soil I begin to move on my own I grow upward Onto the path of life The leaves are the steps I take As I climb higher and higher Through the agonizing thorns T...

Time Loop

Photo by Mrs. Taylor

Melissa Vuong, Writer

March 4, 2020

Over and over again The same old memories The same old feelings, in my head. My dearest friends, they never left. My dearest family, they never passed.   I’m still the same old me. I’m still youthful and free. I’m still smiling like I’m still me.   Th...

Dead Quiet

Photo by Mrs. Taylor

Jade Thomas

January 8, 2020

Inside my little bubble Never tried a rebuttal I’m always lost in thinking Never tinkering my wording I think something’s passed So, I never dashed for it Wrong words Wrong joke Wrong time As off beat as a broken metronome I will grow old in some time When will I speak with pride? Maybe...

Sonnet: Nonsensical Dreams

Sonnet: Nonsensical Dreams

James Sanchez

January 8, 2020

The sea engulfed me, black began to fill My vision, water came throughout my throat It killed what air remained inside, until My heart gave out and body became bloat.   I ate some tea and drank some bread, with rats On shrooms, with vests and trinkets built in wood. One pa...

Unintentional Lovers (A Preview)

Drawing by Pamela Sanchez

Victoria Lorenzi

May 23, 2019

Everyone knew the dangers that lay, yet they still come to “play”. Whether it’s to actually learn or to get away from home, people still came to the school that was a literal living hell hole. A couple of years back this town had been overcome with demonic creatures known as vampires. They started...

The Hunt

Drawing by Pamela Sanchez

Victoria Lorenzi

May 23, 2019

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been in this state of being alone, although I’m surrounded by people. Such is the life of the last living member of the Belmonte Clan. My family was hunted out by not only the vampires they fought in their line of work, they were also hunted out by the people...

Lady Macbeth’s Laments (A Sequal to Macbeth)

Drawing by Katherine Flores

Suzette Miranda

May 23, 2019

[Lady Macbeth is walking back and forth]   Lady Macbeth: Macbeth has gone out of control. He won’t listen to reasoning, and who is to blame? I, I am to blame for this. I drove him to his madness and now he cannot he helped.   [Lady Macbeth walks to the window and looks outsid...

This is Not the End

Photo by Maimuna Maula

Samantha Barbera

May 23, 2019

It was never about the end of the ride It was the journey within The thrills and love she experienced along the way The feeling of never wanting to sit down Always longing to be a part of the crowd and knowing that maybe there is a way to live life without fearing what may come She...

Thoughts

Drawing by Pamela Sanchez

Samantha Barbera

May 23, 2019

Please believe me when I say I meant no harm I am not the person you think I am You will never know who I am I have only just discovered this person for myself   You think you have me all figured out Like I am an open book But really I am a locked door   I believe...

Who am I?

Drawing by Pamela Sanchez

Samantha Barbera

May 23, 2019

Who am I? I don’t know who I am I am so scared I don’t know who I love The one I love I can’t have And the one I have I don’t love And no one seems to give a damn about me No one can see the pain in my eyes Or the tears on my cheeks I feel so forgotten The world...

…So Let Me Live

Drawing by Victoria Lorenzi

Samantha Barbera

May 23, 2019

I’m stuck in this loop between what I want and what looks good I don’t even know what is real anymore I don’t know what to feel Is it forced? Is it pure? The anxiety grows as I analyze each fact   Do I go for a fool who will end up twisting my heart? Or do I take...

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