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Love Is No Fantasy
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Don't tell me light will triumph against darkness, don't tell me the bad guy will lose. Love is like a sick fantasy. A lie, a ruse. When love is present we escape from our realities, though nothing seems to change. It's like a harsh fever,... (more »)
Desire to Learn
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 “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishments. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great result.... (more »)
I Miss...
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I miss when skinned knees were easier to fix than broken hearts. I miss when the only reason she wasn’t friends with me was because Duck-Duck-Goose sounded more enjoyable than hopscotch; not because she found her way into the popular crowd. I... (more »)
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Lets Stop Hate
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Take my hands and warm them. I want to be your sheild. To fight away the haters, the bullies, the tears. Let me be your savior, your knight in shining armor. I'll protect you, I'll love you, no matter who you are. I'll be the rock you throw, the... (more »)
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New beginnings
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I often contrast my life with a book. Sometimes I feel like writing my own story and being creative. But some days I like just reading without changing a thing. One chapter after another comes and goes, and honestly I wished this book would go... (more »)
The Lost Voice
By , Highlands Ranch, CO
Imagine walking down a narrow dirt road, passing rows and rows of crippled plantations. The broken clouds open the sunlight which beats down on your face. Your arms become numb, so you lower the five gallons of water from your head. A few... (more »)
Rant Against Society
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They say that you should be yourself; but when you are, they cry, “Fie! Be gone, freak!” They tell a girl that she’s not pretty unless she looks a certain way; what a joke. They promote anti-bullying and positive messages, but they turn... (more »)
English Matters
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Teachers and students feel English classes can become predictable and monotonous, if they only listen to the teacher or , sometimes, their classmates adressing them everyday. I would like to highlight the need to improve teaching of English in... (more »)
Quiet Voices
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Can you hear them?  Can you hear the quiet voices or see the pleading eyes?  They are everywhere, following desperation and loss, holding tight to the last glimmers of hope left in a mind.  For some, the voices stay a long time, but with... (more »)
Life Is a Blessing…Do Not Take It For Granted
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Every child remembers their own father by the happy memories and lessons he taught them, but mine is a different story. My story is about watching someone you desperately love suffer right in front of my own eyes. Most people observing the... (more »)
A Little Means A Lot
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing," the tenderhearted Mother Theresa once said.   Society today seems to fall into a pattern of each individual striving to succeed in their... (more »)
Leave It Behind For the Rest
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Life is nowhere near easy. We all want to make money and be the greatest at everything but we don’t see what our actions do to other people. While we are all in this huge conquest to feel so big, we don’t see the small people that we step... (more »)
An Unorthodox Solution
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The conflict between Israel and Palestine is one that has been going on for over 65 years. Conventional solutions have been tried and have failed. A simple border change isn’t going to be enough at this point; something new and unorthodox... (more »)
A Letter to God (Are You Really There?)
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I don’t know how to start to communicate with you, so I’m just going to try my best. Ever since I was a little kid, I thought about how the world has prejudices and all. I grew up fast and I didn’t understand how to act around... (more »)
Embryonic Stem Cells
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Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) research is a highly controversial and debated topic in today’s political and science worlds. I believe that ESC research is a great thing that can do much good for us as a state, nation and race. It should be... (more »)
Unseen love
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Do you believe people can be totally unaware that they are in love? I believe that, because it’s happened to me. I always thought I loved somebody if everything felt perfect. But lately I’ve come to realization that maybe it isn’t so. Just... (more »)
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