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Ferris High School "Guinan's Poem" #7

These poems were written by students at Ferris High School after reading Little Chapel on the River for their honors English class. More on the class here.
“I am your home“ by CL
I am your homewhether you have one or need onethe place where you bring your joys, your sorrow, your worries, your lifea place where everyone fits inand has their own opinionan open discussion is always availabletogether we create a unionconsider me your counselorI may not reply to your questions,but rest assured that once you step inand you hear the sound of the wind chimes,the members of the chapel will give you your medicinea beer, some comfort, an ounce of closure

Ferris High School "Guinan's Poem" #6

These poems were written by students at Ferris High School after reading Little Chapel on the River for their honors English class. More on the class here.
“The Bar” by TC
Individuals go to Guinan’s for closure and to spend their leisure time in such a preferred placeA Peaceful area that resides next to the Hudson RiverIt appears to be like a chapel on the river to some folksCaptivated by the bar’s charisma, a gathering of families and friends get personal with their internal feelingsIt appears to be such a relaxing place where you can actually find the character that resides within youAs son as you step into Guinan’s, you’ll eventually have a different state of mindYou actually get to meet people that are very sociable and generousWell slowly but surely it becomes a regular thing to attend Guinan’sThe odd place where comfort can sometimes be found

Ferris High School "Guinan's Poem" #5

These poems were written by students at Ferris High School after reading Little Chapel on the River for their honors English class. More on the class here.
Guinan’s by LD
The way everything falls in place everydayThe way my heart opens up to everyoneWarmth infects all within my reachThe love spreads throughout the chapelGlamorously filling each soul with a bit of happinessTo be in a place where everyone knows youTo have the same familiar faces around youTo need the place as much as it needs youI am THE place because of you I am THIS place because of…...you

For Jim Guinan - Ferris High School "Guinan's Poem" #8

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In honor of the late Jim Guinan ...
These poems were written by students at Ferris High School after reading Little Chapel on the River for their honors English class. More on the class here.
“Jim” by CL
He is…
He is the centerHe is the fatherHe is the friendHe is the final wordHe is the father-figureHe is the guiding forceThe one that doesn’t have to speak to be understoodHe is the overseerHe is the welcome and come againHe is the powerHe is the decision makerHe is Guinan's


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