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Oct 18
Chloё G.'s picture

Starry Winter Nights

Tonight the falling stars are accompanied by the snow,
While all the others are inside, I่’m standing here alone.
Winter is my season; I’ve always felt it’s right,
So I’ll just stand here waiting, on this starry winter night.
Some travel to places far and wide across the sea;
Others fly south, hawks and eagles, never me,
And for those who wish that life was always shining sun,
You can live without it, I know I have, for one.
If I could draw a sea of stars, and leave them everywhere,
Draped like crystal curtains; scattered snow without a care,
I’d place them in the sky, and I’d leave them on the ground,
And they’d settle in their places, stars and snow, safe and sound.
Tonight the falling stars are accompanied by the snow,
While all the others are inside, I่’m standing here alone.
Winter is my season; I’ve always felt it’s right,
So I’ll just stand here waiting, on this starry winter night.
 
Oct 16

she

in every room she sits, silent
in every hallway she walks, lonely
in every bus she sits, crying
in every notebook she stands, defiant 
 
Oct 16
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A Better Place

I would ask the president an 11 word sentence: "How are you going to make the country a better place?"

Paige Fieldhouse
Grade 5
Killington Elementary School
 
Oct 15

Future president

  Dear future president 

 Although the US does not make up for all of the pollution we play a big part. Global warming is a terrible thing and  it's going to affect the US. 

People from other countries are bound to sneak into the US. Building a wall and deporting people  is not the best way of fixing the problem. 

 I understand that you have to clean the last persons mess and while doing that things may happen but  you should  probably be  careful. 
 
Hunger in America is a real thing. If you were just two dollars over the limit you can't get any help with food stamps or anything else and I think that that's wrong.  Good cheap things you can buy at stores are horrible for your body you can't buy fresh produce for four dollars but you can buy four bags of chips for four dollars. 
 
Oct 15

Future president

  Dear future president 

 Although the US does not make up for all of the pollution we play a big part. Global warming is a terrible thing and  it's going to affect the US. 

People from other countries are bound to sneak into the US. Building a wall and deporting people  is not the best way of fixing the problem. 

 I understand that you have to clean the last persons mess and while doing that things may happen but  you should  probably be  careful. 
 
Hunger in America is a real thing. If you were just two dollars over the limit you can't get any help with food stamps or anything else and I think that that's wrong.  Good cheap things you can buy at stores are horrible for your body you can't buy fresh produce for four dollars but you can buy four bags of chips for four dollars. 
 
Oct 14
essay 2 comments challenge: Sports
BriggsHeffernan's picture

XC


    Less than a month remains of the cross-country season. That means less than a month left of my high school cross-country career. For six years now, I have spent the fall season running. I began this journey in seventh grade and will finish it as a senior, having put more time and energy into the sport than seems reasonable. Though I have countless moments set in my mind, I still count my very first day as my dearest memory of cross-country. It was the first day of middle school and of course, everything had been alien to me. Like everyone else entering a new school, I was terrified and excited in equal measure. But I don’t take change well, and by 2:25 I was shaken. I had made no new friends and was more than a little worried about doing well in school. The last thing I wanted to do was stay in this strange new world, let alone run with a bunch of strangers. Early that day, I had tried desperately to join the team, forcing myself to brave the guidance office and sign up.
Oct 14

The Cabin From Nowhere

Once there was a cabin, in the middle of nowhere. No one knew why it was there or what purpose it served. People came in and out of it. All of them came out with something different. Dark bags full of misery, objects that could bring pain, bottles and bottles of anger, and other things. They all had some type of emotion written on their face. I used to watch them as a little girl. I had always wondered what was inside that cabin. I wondered why for all those years my mother told me I could not go in. She said that even though I was curious, I could not. The closest that I ever got was to the door. I heard it calling me and I was tempted. I remember walking out of my house, a voice calling me. I got to the door and then my mother came an pulled me away. She yanked me so hard off the ground that I sceamed. Then she told me that no matter how old I was, no matter what happened I must never ever go in there. If I did, I would never be the same. I was her daughter and she knew me too well.
Oct 14
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Dear Future President


Dear Future President,
Oct 14

Love Letter to Strangers

You are strange. 
I do not know you, 
maybe have never met you, 
maybe never will,
don't have the faintest inkling of all the tiny little details that go into a normal day of your life. 
You're strange, 
and unfamiliar, 
and I love you automatically for it. 

You have memorized the smells of all of your friends' houses but are frustrated 
because you are so used to the smell of your own that you can't identify it, 
but so badly want to know what people smell when they think of you
that you try anyways. 
The staircase is right in front of your door, and is in a partial spiral. 
There are carpet squares on each step, except for the seventh from the top, 
where your little brother tore it away because he'd run out of paper and wanted to draw dinosaurs. 
You set the password to your social media everywhere to "Rabbit" because it was the name of your cat 

Oct 14

Dear President

Dear President,

I think you should ban homework because kids have six hours of school every weekday, as well as after school activities! By the time most kids get home and do their homework and eat dinner, it is time to go to bed. They get no free time to be with their families or to go outside and play. Homework is really stressful and makes it hard for kids to be creative on their own time. It also makes kids not want to learn because all they do is school, school, school!

Sincerely,
A kid that does not want to do this homework assignment


Dear President,

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