By John Gongwer [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons. Modified by Rochambeau.The Capitol of Entertainment Mason Bebo May 9, 2017 Star studded night The searchlights shine brightly It’s entertainment that I need Up on the billboard, the title glitters Wheeling’s own Broadway show The walk of fame full of music stars The time they spent in the town The stage lit up, B.E. Taylor’s love Its broken history As the rain flowed through the air River rising above the chairs Ravaged and torn — Brought back to life The passion of the people’s love Will never wave, for it is too strong The steel and stone and grand stature The weight of repair to mend and show the lights Once more. A Song by Mason Bebo The Romantic Wheeling Project is a multi-genre place-based learning project where 12th grade Honors English students at Wheeling Park High School used themes of British Romanticism like Natural over Artificial, Emotion over Reason, and the Quest for Forbidden Knowledge to explore their emotional connection with The Friendly City that raised them. Students were to choose one landmark, neighborhood, or place in Wheeling to inspire their open form creative writing. The student wrote short stories, poems, songs, and played with other genres to express their connections and views of Wheeling through a Romantic lens. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.