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  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    You can do this, Ellie thought to herself on her way to school. Today was her first day of seventh grade. Finally! She wasn’t going to be a measly underclassman in the middle school anymore. The bus pulled up to the school, and Ellie strode confidently off it. Just before she reached the school...
  • Opinion > Social Issues / Civics
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    Americans take great pride in their leadership among nations. Such a distinction becomes embarrassing however when the title is claimed for the highest teenage pregnancy rate of any developed nation with nearly one million pregnancies each year. There has been extensive research on the phenomenon...
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    Starting with William Shakespeare’s early childhood, it is known that his parents were illiterate. So, how could a child of illiterate parents be a writer? Secondly, it is known that he only had a grammar-school education before heading to London. Coming from a common birth, there is no way he c...
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    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements.” Achebe, Chinua. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre” Yeats, W.B.. What, you may ask yourse...
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    Steamy hookups, passionate kisses, warm embraces; all signs and symptoms of one thing: Love. Love through literature can be an amazing, or bumpy, ride. And you never know what's around the corner. The novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel shapes a literary adventure of passion and roman...
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    Good evening, and welcome to the graduation ceremony of the class of 2014. Thank you all for being here. When I look at these graduates, I see so much potential, it’s amazing! But how did we acquire this potential? By our actions? Choices? Yes and yes; but what pushed us to do those actions? Wh...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    That girl you made fun of for being enthusiastic; She’s suicidal and a cutter. The girl you called a dumb slut for getting pregnant; Her boyfriend raped her. That kid you called lazy for sleeping in class; He can’t sleep at night because of gunshots and police sirens. The kid you called st...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We all have that dream Where reality is warped, Where we'd do things we'd never Imagine. We walk down the hallway, Is it really a hallway, When it's corridors are Infinite? Each step echoes in our mind, Incessantly ringing and powerful, As we spot the door forever away, Inc...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    When you gaze at me, You'll see an iPhone in my hand; My cold, dead hand. And an iPod in my ears Blaring beautiful music. With a Mac across my body, The screen reading: "Technology Kills" And no more....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I think I have seen you before. Why, yes, we do look much alike. I say, you have my eyes, My father’s nose, And, even, my part-time perfect smile. I do declare, our likeness carries a light. You’re not a child anymore....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You say you understand How I feel. But you don’t. You say you know What it’s like, That you’ve been Where I have been. But you haven’t. You say you’ll be Right by my side, Guard my heart From the whole wide world. But you won’t. You say that other Have walked my steps, Tha...
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    I knew that Death was coming. It was late October. All my fellow leaves were losing their green complexion. So much as a small breeze could destroy our only source of life and nourishment. The bodies of those less intent and strong covered the still-green, but ever-dying lawn. I felt a small wh...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Ellie was just a lonely seventh grader when they met, she and Jim, her boyfriend of three years. Jim was the new kid and Ellie fell in love the second she laid eyes on him. They'd had a steady relationship over the years, arguing every now and then, but always staying together. Jim was Ellie�...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I feel like I have writer's block, but I guess I don't, writing this down....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    We all have that dream Where reality is warped, Where we'd do things we'd never Imagine. We walk down the hallway, Is it really a hallway When its corridors are Infinite? Each step echoes in our mind, Incessantly ringing and powerful, As we spot the door forever away, Incapable....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    should i Forgive them? or Forget all their names? do i give them my friendship? or keep them Away [from me]? yes or no? so confused. i never thought high school was this tough....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    The only thing that lies between us are the two high school boys in line....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I struggle to find the words, in this empty lot, to ask you to the Dance....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Yes, I try to look and try to dress Like Amy Lee. Yes, I know a lot of things About Amy Lee. Yes, I know her birthday; Yes, I know her husband's name; Yes, I know how tall she is; Yes, I know her family's names. No, I'm not trying to be who she is....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Thickly lined with black, they are my green-gold windows to my shattered soul....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Here lies the body of Ernest Hemingway, with a shot through his head....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    suIciDal? checK yes or no. but read between the lines, and many an answer you will find to the question on so many writers' minds....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You told me finding friends was easy, You said it's not that hard. You told me, yes, high school is rough; You said you've been there before. But I wish that you had said That you'd be there for me; Right behind me every step. But you didn't. I wish that you would sit dow...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I tried to mingle, but it didn't work. I'm back alone where I'm loved....
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    Rather lovely trees hide you beautiful face, when you're not the trees I love....

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