Triad Magazine

A Hillsborough Community College Student Publication since 1978.

Burdened Bookbags

By Bonnie Ronson

Books, paper,

pencils and pens

are not the sum

they bring with them.

Empty stomachs,

broken hearts,

fearful and disillusioned is

is how they start.

Bookbags burdened

with abuse and neglect.

“No Child Left Behind.”

Absurd in Retrospect.

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