Mar 26
poem 0 comments challenge: Starry
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The night was just beginning.
It has been a few long,
Hard weeks. 

A night of stargazing,
Is simply needed. 

I stare at the stars just thinking,
For hours. 
I think about my friends, 
And the beauty of nature. 

I cry as I think about our planet. 
How can something so beautiful,
Be mistreated by so many?

I cry because I don’t know,
How much more our planet can take. 

She is strong, 
And her fight intense…

But will my grandbabies,
Get to see the beauty I see now?

It was at that moment I saw something odd,
Far out in the sky. 

It didn’t look like a normal star,
It was bigger. 
In fact, it seems to be getting bigger. 

NO, I’m going crazy,
I’m just seeing things. 

Or maybe she is losing her fight,
Sooner than we all thought….
Mar 20
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      There are two things I would invent if I could. First, as cheesy as it sounds, a time machine. I would not use this to go back in time and change things. I would use it to go back for shorts amounts of times to get different experiences in particular situations in the past. I think it would be so cool to go back to the ’80s just for the experience. Not only for fun but also for learning. I think it is good for everyone to have experienced different parts of the world and in different situations. I would go back to WWII and the great depression (as terrible as they both were) so I could experience the hard times, even just for a few days, and learn from it. I would have a different perspective on the world after having that experience. 
Mar 06
poem 0 comments challenge: Rainbow
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It was late on a Friday night,

The air smelling of dewy rain when I slipped into my coma. 

I remember hearing a bang, 

Then suddenly I am  standing outside of my wrecked car, 

By my limp body. 

It is no longer raining, 

The clouds and sky are starting to lighten. 

Then, a variety of colors in the form of a rainbow appears. 

I wait for awhile, to see if anyone will come.

Then decide to walk, and I follow the rainbow. 

I used to do this as a kid for fun, to see if the leprechaun,

And a pot of gold would appear at the end.

Never having any luck before, today was different. 

I walked and walked, then coming upon the end,

I was not sure what to expect. 

It was a stand with a card on it, with my name. 

I open it up, and suddenly see my life in a glimpse. 

Then what my future has instore for me. 
Feb 21
poem 0 comments challenge: Reach
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If Only

If only I could reach a little farther, 
I would reach and feel the clouds. 
I would love the souls that are in despair.
I would go to the places that need my smile, 
And help.

If only I could reach a little further, 
I would visit my loved ones in heaven, 
As they are missed dearly. 

If only I could reach a little further, 
I would reach to the universe to see what else is out there. 
I would overlook the earth, observing it all.
Wishing for peace, love, and happiness for all.

….If only I could reach a little further…

Jan 31
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    Tomorrow I wish that my day is a good day. I hope that I get a restful night of sleep, and have a happy and successful day. I hope that I wake up healthy, as well as my loved ones. In five years I hope that I am about to graduate college, with a successful job lined up afterwards. I hope that I have met new and amazing people, and maybe even fallen in love. I hope that I am happy with where I am in life. I also hope that my family members are happy and healthy, because they mean the world to me. In fifty years from now my main goal is to be happy. I hope that retired with enough money to live comfortably. I hope that my family has grown to be the people they wish to be, as well as myself. I also hope that my family and I are healthy. I hope that I feel my carer was successful and that I helped people. I also hope that I have traveled many places with people I love. 

Jan 24
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Social media is an environment for miscommunication. Although it can be a positive platform, it is also a modern plague. Many of the conversations that happen through Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and many more may cause confusion and misunderstanding. For example, many people my age, that are heavily involved in social media, consider a period at the end of a sentence as a display of anger. Yet, this is simply proper punctuation. Behind a screen, there is simply no tone or body language so it makes it nearly impossible to understand exactly how the person is coming across. The best way to avoid this is to have conversations WITH people. Although there are many downs to social media and miscommunications there can also be a humous side (especially if you are conversating with someone you are close with).
Dec 20
poem 0 comments challenge: Tomorrow
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Tomorrow I hope… 

I will smile, 

And laugh.

Tomorrow I hope my heart swells,

With happiness. 

Tomorrow I hope, 

I am well rested, 

so I can have a day filled with accomplishments. 

Tomorrow I hope I get,

Time to myself, 

As well as with the ones I love.

Tomorrow I hope,

Is a successful and happy day.
Dec 13
poem 1 comment challenge: Music
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Music makes many emotions. 
The lyrics may run through my mind,
for hours.
Causing heartbreak, happiness, and sometimes,

It makes the good times fly by, 
and the hard times move as slow as molasses.
Music is pain, 
Yet, happiness. 
Music brings people together.
It brings back memories,
And it enhances emotions. 

Music helps many, 
In a variety of ways.
It has helped me through all the hard times,
And made the good times even better.

Dec 06
poem 0 comments challenge: Waiting
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As a child,
the days leading up to Christmas morning were…
I couldn't wait to open the presents and see what santa chose for me. 
Christmas Eve was near a sleepless night. 
With so much excitement, my siblings and I couldn't rest. 
Bright in the morning, we made our parents coffee and waited with our stocking. 
As a child, Christmas was about santa, and the presents. 

Now, Christmas has a different meaning to me. 
It isn't exactly the same, as a few of the pieces to our family puzzle are gone. 
However, Christmas now means time with my family that I see daily,
and the ones I don't see as often.
Christmas is about the laughs, hugs, and even little arguments. 
The Christmas spirit overwhelms me now. 
I constantly feel warm and loved. 
Christmas to me, now that I’m wiser,
 is about time with the ones I love most . 
Nov 29
poem 0 comments challenge: Do-Over
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A do-over is tempting, 
I could change a previous relationship,
that ended in heartbreak.
I could have taken risks I avoided in the moment.
I could have voiced what was on my mind,
instead of holding it in.

There are many “I could haves,”
yet, I would not give in to these temptations. 
The heartbreak,
the risks both taken and avoided,
and the words held in, 
are all why I am who I am today.

If I chose to do-over my heartbreak,