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Traffic Lights

Gloria Young, Staff Writer 

 

The rules are simple;

Green means go, 

Yellow, slow down,

Red is a stop. 

 

If you’re slick enough

To go through red,

You’ll either get a ticket 

Or get by scott free. 

 

The same rules applied 

To my first semester 

At college. 

Or at least I thought. 

 

The thrill of going through sets of green, 

Getting to the destination 

Quicker. 

 

Opportunities 

That should have been 

Yellow or red, 

Were green. 

 

I went through 

A red light, 

And barely recovered 

From damages. 

 

I went through 

A yellow light, 

And got off with a warning. 

 

I’m hesitating now, 

At every green light. 

Afraid they’re suppose 

To be red or yellow.

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