Posts tagged ‘Paige Hughes’

May 1, 2014

Time to Say Goodbye

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

This time was our second try

But now it is time to say goodbye

We’ve laughed and I’ve cried

But now it is time for us to go on separate roller coaster rides


I know it hasn’t been long

I am sorry, but this isn’t where I belong

Just please don’t forget to be strong


April 26, 2014


By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

He is toxic

This toxin is like a bad drug that will have me locked away forever


He took me away and put me in prison

He put chains on me that won’t allow me to breathe

The chains grow tighter and tighter

It’s becoming more of a struggle to breath

I need to try and break free

Or he will have me as his prisoner forever

He keeps me locked away with his chains and his wicked ways

When will he let me breathe?

I want to be able to breathe

I want to be like a free bird flying over the seas

Can’t he see what he’s doing to me?


I lay awake in my cell

Wondering what I have done to be here

What have I done that was so wrong


The toxin comes around and smashes my lungs with more chains

Each breath is now a struggle for survival


March 17, 2013

Your opinions

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

There’s nothing more to say.  You’ve said enough. 
It broke me to pieces. 
You told me that you were honest 
But it was only your opinion 
If it was your opinion 
Then it was simply an opinion 
Not a fact 
An opinion of what you thought 
Not of what I thought of myself
Your words were opinions. 
Not facts that were from a book 
Therefore I will not listen to you
Or to them
Or to the part of my mind that says you’re still important 
There is no more to be said 
Everything was said and done 
You’re words of opinion will no longer affect me and what they have done
You are now just an empty space in my phone and a bag of negativity. 
You and your opinions are no longer important to me. 
March 12, 2013


By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014
Your mind can recreate your best memories 

It can also create the ones that you wished you could’ve erased like pencil on paper
Memories can last you a lifetime of happiness 
They can also turn out to be a living nightmare that you want to end 
The recreation can bring back the people you miss most when they’re gone
But then you’re left with just memories. Not being able to hug them again or hear them speak. 
The memories can bring you joy like when you were five and had the world wrapped around your fingertips 
But the memories can also bring you back disappointment of the “woulda coulda shoulda” stuff 
The memories in the mind are your own little world. 
The little world that you hope you can control when you can’t control the actual world 
March 3, 2013

He’s got…

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2013

He’s got that laugh that you can’t get enough of
He’s got a smile that lights up your whole day even if you thought the world was going to end
He’s got that touch where you melt into his arms
He’s got a feeling for you that you hope never disappears

February 4, 2013

The Mind

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

The Expectation of being more than you think.
The mind telling you not to do it when you’re expected to.
The feeling of being useless because you’re too young to truly know what it feels like.
The expectations of the people you love unconditionally sets the mind control to over drive.
The fine line between insanity and being uncontrollable
The goals to reach that aren’t even close begin to disappear
The more you take, the more you give but what if there isn’t a lot to give in the first place?
The mind sets to over speed.
The mind sets you apart from everyone.
The expectations of the mind are different than the reality actually is.
The mind is uncontrolled. Every second of every day feeling apart from everyone because of the expectations.
The mind has control.

January 15, 2013

My Stage

By Paige Hughes, Class of 2014

My stage.
It has lights.
It has lines for directions
It has it’s specific equipment
It has it’s scheduled times to practice on.
It’s not just any stage
It’s the diamond
That is my stage
The Stage to take me places
The stage that battles me every weekend
The stage that allows me to show off my abilities
the stage that allows me to reach for the stars.
My stage can take me far.

June 6, 2012

Journalism Club attends celebration at NCC

By Preston Johns and Sandybel Cedeno, Class of 2013

On May 16, 2012 we and our fellow classmates, staff members of The Eagle Eye, took part in the Philadelphia Prime Movers’ Media 6th Annual Year-End Awards Celebration at The National Constitution Center.   Upon arrival, the student MC was not in attendance so our fellow classmate, Rochell Henry, kindly stepped up and took the position with grace and was a natural.  It was like she was meant to speak on stage and she made the school proud!  She did a wonderful job and hopefully can be up there again next year.

Rochell Henry, student MC

It was an amazing time where we got to hear from great speakers such as bestselling author Solomon Jones.   Jones spoke to us about how the brightest of people can make the worst mistakes.  Jones’ speech was extremely motivating.  We learned a great lesson about life and how to handle things.

Another one of our classmates, Max Carrero, was a student speaker who shared his reflections about his work on The Eagle Eye.  He captivated the entire audience with his rendition of the song from Reading Rainbow and had everyone singing with him before he thanked Mrs. Kirby and the Prime Movers’ founders for the journalism program.

We also heard from Acel Moore and Dorothy Gilliam, Prime Movers’ founders, and we witnessed some of the wonderful writers get awards for what they wrote in their school’s newspapers or on their school’s websites.  Congratulations to our classmate Paige Hughes who was awarded Best Online Presence for her poetry on our site.  Congratulations to Mrs. Kirby, too, who was awarded Advisor of the Year!

After  enjoying a slide show of pictures from different schools and listening to the wonderful speeches and inspirational stories, we were able to sit down and socialize with people from different schools and see what they were up to and doing.  We look forward to participating again as seniors next year.