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Jan 23

Losing a home

This is the story of my Grange.
If you don’t know what that is, here is a definition:
It’s a fraternal organization in the U.S. that consists of families coming together to promote economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture.
Or more simply:
We do things to help our community.
I have many fond memories of that place.
I met some of my first friends there.
I’ve done so many activities as a kid there.
I was a part of the Junior Grange.
I remember when my Grange still had that.
One of the biggest memories I have is going to Grange camp.
I’m still friends with some of the people I met there.
They were from other towns and other Granges.
Then I turned 14 and was old enough to join my sister and parents in the Subordinate Grange.
Being with the adults somehow made it all more real.
I started noticing just how few members there are.
Jan 23
poem 0 comments challenge: General
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I Went Deep For You

I left that morning
to find something for you
something special, or from the heart.
And I found it, I had to go down, far down,
and when I did, I found it.
I put them in a case, and wrote a note,

‘I went deep for you’.
A special meaning to you, and nobody else
in this crazy world of adventure.
I would, and will, do anything
for you, even if it means I
have to put my life on the line.
I will always have a place in my heart
for you, and just you.
My gift to you is not as special as others think,
but to me it’s part of my world.
This is just a small poem
I came up with the idea of rocks,
special rocks.

Jan 23
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Be


Be

Be the change you want to see.

Be the person to change the world.

Be the one that treats their friends with respect.

Be the kindness in the world.

Be an impact in the world.

Be the encouragement you want to see.

Be the one your friends can count on.

Be a reliable person in the world.

Be the one that changes everything in the world.

Most importantly, be you!
 
Jan 23
poem 1 comment challenge: Wind
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The Wind

The wind was shaking the trees behind me.
I look back,
nothings there but the trees swaying leaves.
I continue my walk, as the wind brushes my shoulders.
The wind picks up, a hollaring screech whispers in my ear,
but I'm safe.
 
Jan 22
poem 0 comments challenge: Fifteen

Fifteen Words

I am a whisper
barely piercing the air

I am a shout
cutting the air


 
Jan 22
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My World

Home.

A word that we use,

Almost every day. 

But what does it really mean?

Home can be so many different places.

It could be where you live

Or just where you feel happy.

For me,

Where I feel like home changes like the tide.

Sometimes I will feel at home in my bed,

Outside on a trail.

I can feel at home in school,

Laughing with my friends.

Home isn’t a place for me.

It is a feeling that you get,

A safe feeling.

That is what it means to be home. 

 

 
Jan 22
poem 1 comment challenge: Reach

Grasp The Moon

If only I could reach a little further… I’d grasp the moon in my hands and give it to you. I’d let you hold it near, and dear to that adoring heart of yours. If only I could reach a little farther I’d reach up and cradle the sun in my arms till I could hand it to you. Till you needed a little something else to brighten up your day. You’d ask for the world and this was all I could give. If only I could reach a little farther… 
 
Jan 22
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People

What went wrong?
When our human forms inhabited Earth,
What did we do?
Look at our world,
What it's been put through.
Pollution,
Co2,
Climate Change,
Factories,
Child Labor,
Slavery,
Starvation,
Homelessness,
War,
Death,
Racism,
Bullying,
Discrimination,
Hate,
Anger,
Fear.
Who made this happen?
Humans.
Us,
Humans again,
Our race,
We created slavery, 
We put starvation in people's bodies,
HUMANS,
We are the ones who hate,
Us,
People,
Once more it's us. 
We need to change,
All that we do,
All that we are,
What we think.
Because we need to stop this. 
 
Jan 21

Here, fix this

"Here, fix this,"
they say, handing out the homework.
I stare at the world – er, worksheet.
This is a problem I can't solve alone.
The world is heating.
What am I supposed to do?
The oceans are rising.
What am I supposed to do?
Species are dying.
What am I supposed to do?
We are dying ...
What am I supposed to do?
I raise my hand,
"What are we supposed to do?"
The billionaire – er, teacher looks up.
"Fix it."
Nobody is working.
We are all solemnly staring at
our world – er, worksheet.
It's quiet.
I can hear the clock ticking away
the seconds we have left.
The CEOs – er, teacher tells us to hand them in.
I am the last to hand mine in.
I notice no one wrote anything on theirs.
We sit down.
I raise my hand again.
"What was the answer?"
The president – er, teacher looks startled.
He doesn't say anything.
"Never mind,"

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