The Drainpipe Essay Research Paper The Drainpipe

The Drainpipe Essay, Research Paper

The Drainpipe

For a half hour, every school day, for a few months, I

was really happy. A friend and I would go to the drainpipe,

and we would sit, talk, eat our lunches, and listen to my

walkman. It was the perfect place: It was quiet, beautiful,

and it was full of peace. It didn’t matter whether it was

cold or hot, somehow you didn’t feel anything sitting on

that drainpipe. You would feel the wind on your face, and it

made your face cold, but inside, you felt warm and cozy, and

you almost felt like you couldn’t be harmed. There was

something magical about the drainpipe. Maybe it was the fact

that nobody was around except the two of us, and we were

tiny compared to the long grass surrounding us. Then again,

it could just been the freedom of knowing that we were

listening to the walkman that was banned from school, and we

weren’t getting caught. What ever it was, it doesn’t matter

because analyzing something takes away the feeling it gives

when you think about it. It was just a great place, and it

made me happy, and I don’t know why. That makes it better in

a way, just knowing that it had that power.

Everyday, I would meet with a friend at the drain-

pipe. That is until a teacher found us and told us that

because we didn’t have any adult supervision, we couldn’t

eat there anymore. It felt terrible. I wanted to stay there.

I had always thought that adult supervision was outdated by

the time we were this old. We had come to this place to get

away from adults and all the other P.C. people in this

world, and now we had to join them again. At lunch time, I

wander now, using the tape player in any open classroom and

get into screaming matches with people, it’s all just little

kid fun anyway. Lunchtime isn’t the same anymore. I wish the

teacher had never found us.

Even to this day, I go to the drainpipe. When things

get to hard at home, and I need to just escape, I make the

excuse that I forgot a book at school and I leave. I cross

the soccer field, then the gym, sometimes stop at my locker

to put away my backpack, and I run to the drainpipe. I lay

down in the grass, and think about what ever is bothering me

right now. I put my headphones in my ears and blast the tape

that is in my walkman. I’m transported.


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