User: (WT-shared) 2old at wts wikivoyage [CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Modified by Rochambeau.The Men of the Pen Jack Bence April 5, 2017 My friends and I on a warm summer night Drove down to the famous home of fright 11 Acres and surrounded by walls The WV State Penitentiary held them all A prisoner’s home was a 5×7 cell A horrible home, anyone could tell We went into the prison yard And looked at the scary windows barred My friend looked at me and with a sneer Dared me to prove that I lacked any fear I ran in the dark like I had a race to win Until something or someone hit me in the shin I tripped and I tumbled to the courtyard ground To my amazement, there was nothing around I don’t know what tripped me before I flew But I’m sure it was no being I ever knew The fear with which we were all filled Was followed by an eerie chill We decided that, without consent, A spirit approached us with intent To make his darkened presence felt With a chill that even hell couldn’t melt. 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.