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Throwing Strings


Throwing Strings


I'm a high school student from Killington, Vt., and I got a yoyo and wrote a poem about it for English class. We did it as part of a "silver linings" project to show the good things that came out of lockdown.


Logan Sudol


March 5, 2020


Logan Sudol

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Throwing Strings

The days were growing longer,
Time was just passing by,
Things were getting as dull as an old lightbulb
And I knew the reason why...

I thought hard and long,
About what I could do
A new hobby perhaps,
Or an old one, to come back to

I settled on a yoyo
one I saw in a game
The day came when it arrived
And Code 1 was its name

I consulted the scholars
Wise in their ways
And watched all their videos on youtube
And practiced for many long days

I was throwing strings in no time
performing tricks like, man on the flying trapeze
I’ve throw it over, under, up, and down,
Passing time is now a breeze

The time came to gloat my skills
I showed off my tricks, and did them faster
everyone was impressed by my new tallent
I think I’m now a yoyo master

My friend shared with me a video, of a true yoyo champ
Now this was rude , and just not fair,
But I took his insult as a challenge,
And someday I’ll get there

When this is all over I hope,
That I can share my new skills with all of my bros
But this lockdown has not been all bad
For, without it I would never have learned to throw yoyos




Logan Sudol, “Throwing Strings,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed November 29, 2023,