Maddy Yoo is a sixth grader at Renfroe Middle School in Decatur.

Student voices: Processing a pandemic through poetry

I have never run student poetry on the AJC Get Schooled blog, but a pandemic calls for new rules. 

Here is a poem by Maddy Yoo about the pandemic. It was sent to me by her teacher Holly Lanford. Yoo is in sixth grade at Renfroe Middle School in Decatur. 

I am reproducing it via a PDF to retain the poem’s structure, which would not translate to newsprint.  Click the arrows in the lower left of the PDF to enlarge to read. 

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Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.
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