The young girl peeked warily into her nearly deserted house, peering down the hall, not daring to step inside until someone called back. But no response came, nor was there any movement in the hallway ahead. She moved slowly into the house, inching warily down the hallway that was usually loud with the sounds of her family. Something felt...wrong. As far as she knew, her parents should be home right now. A plank creaked eerily as took another step, moving carefully and precisely. What was she afraid of? Why did she feel as if she was in danger? She didn’t know. All she knew was that something was up. Read more »
Everything in the neighborhood was wet. Thunder was booming above, with lightning bright and ominous. Exhausted mothers were telling their scared children to go to bed, the storm will pass. Children were nodding, but not convinced. Lights went out, one by one, as mothers were successful in getting their children to sleep. Finally, the last light went out. Everyone was asleep.
Well, all except for the dark figure waiting in the forest just a few feet behind the last house. As he emerged, he was quiet; almost too quiet. His footsteps didn’t make noise when he stepped on twigs and leaves, his breath didn’t make any noise as he silently made his way onto the street. A sudden clap of thunder shook the ground,and the lightning illuminated him for just a moment. Read more »
At the sky,
There’s just one light
Shining bright Read more »
The dark night
Not a soul in sight
I’m the only one Read more »
When you tell a secret, you want it kept.
When the person promises they won’t tell,
the best thing is, you know them well. Read more »
First full game. Full of tears.
“I believe that this year will be different, a fresh start.” I whisper in my head, and gently release the glowing, fragile floating lantern over the calm pond water. The soft, warm light of the candle reflects off of the ripples on the surface. Crickets chirp into the cool night sky . Boots crunch on the fresh grass and twigs. I inhale the dew-scented air and let it out in a big sigh, watching my lantern drift into the unknown.
Time is ticking
the bells will soon be singing.
They chant a beautiful song Read more »
Dear President of a Tobacco Company,
I would like to share my opinion with you on what you are selling. I don’t think that it is right for you to sell tobacco. It isn’t fair. Not only am I trying to rebel against the very idea of using tobacco, but so are many other people. I mean, just look at someone who has been using your product and compare them to someone who isn’t. See any differences?
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Hair stands up
A smile comes from a frown
Hanging from the rafters
By your feet for dear life
But there is no fear
There is no fright
With a ray from above
Imaginations run wild
As your head fills with blood
Now I blissfully fly in the blue sky
feeling just like a bird
as I say goodbye to the herd
when I go over the red, yellow and orange trees
I swoop down to see the flowers and bees
I fly in the country because it’s open
and free right now nothing can bother me
I feel so tall when I’m over the
trees and houses
I go over the clouds the breeze is cold
it’s crisp against my face but I go right through it
at least the sun is bright and lit
What a nice day
Now I feel thirsty, so I go to the river bay
I drank very fast
I climb back into the air
I was up here - high
because now I can fly
I sit here waiting,
on this cold, snowy bench,
for the day that I can play football.
They say that girls aren’t able:
That they don’t have the right build,
That they lack the strength or the will,
That they are weak,
That they do not have “the killer instinct”,
But I’m going to prove them wrong.
On the first snap of the ball
I will get a touchdown.
I will tackle the QB.
I won’t fumble.
Soaring, Gliding, Hovering
Control, Limit, Collapse, Gravity
Cascading, Dwindling, Sinking[b]
As I draw in the sand,
I think of you.
And the love that we had,
That couldn’t continue.
As I draw a heart,
I think of our love.
It was a part of my life,
Thats now all gone.
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As she sat down,
the warm sand opened
her thoughts with its
fine comfort Read more »
I sat in the light desert sand,
The hot wind playing with my hair,
I stared blankly at the stick in my hand,
I thought for a moment.
I drew my future,
My last hope.
The sun cast a dark shadow across my heart. Read more »
Fingers on the ground
Water, skies Read more »