Saturday, April 17, 2010

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 home

whether you have one or need one

the place where you bring your joys, your sorrow, your worries, your life

a place where everyone fits in

and has their own opinion

an open discussion is always available

together we create a union

consider me your counselor

I may not reply to your questions,

but rest assured that once you step in

and you hear the sound of the wind chimes,

the members of the chapel will give you your medicine

a beer, some comfort, an ounce of closure

Monday, April 12, 2010

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 place

A Peaceful area that resides next to the Hudson River

It appears to be like a chapel on the river to some folks

Captivated by the bar’s charisma, a gathering of families and friends get personal with their internal feelings

It appears to be such a relaxing place where you can actually find the character that resides within you

As son as you step into Guinan’s, you’ll eventually have a different state of mind

You actually get to meet people that are very sociable and generous

Well slowly but surely it becomes a regular thing to attend Guinan’s

The odd place where comfort can sometimes be found

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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 everyday

The way my heart opens up to everyone

Warmth infects all within my reach

The love spreads throughout the chapel

Glamorously filling each soul with a bit of happiness

To be in a place where everyone knows you

To have the same familiar faces around you

To need the place as much as it needs you

I am THE place because of you

I am THIS place because of…...you


Thursday, April 1, 2010

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


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 center

He is the father

He is the friend

He is the final word

He is the father-figure

He is the guiding force

The one that doesn’t have to speak to be understood

He is the overseer

He is the welcome and come again

He is the power

He is the decision maker

He is Guinan's




Photo by Roy Gumpel.