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    “My name is Jee-ii like Jedii from Starwars”, She clarifies in a thick Aussie accent: Her new identity, changed from before. Rafters stare at her unruly curls and eyes. Yet strong she paddles down Truckee river, Laughing at her own jokes despite the sighs From rafters unable to smile at he...
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    I learned of my heritage from a story About my grandfather and all his glory. A story, not mine to tell, but just there To fill a void, to sew up a gaping tear. I know of his brilliance, art, and show But personally, what do I really know? I wish I could not count the days When we met e...
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    I received a letter in the mail, The address was of my first grade teacher, Taken by surprise, I opened it quickly, And found a card teeming with love. Reading the card, I laughed and I remembered, I appreciated the time she spent into this, And yet I put it aside, Telling myself I would re...
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    I awaken and shut my alarm before it intrudes Wanting desperately to fall into the arms of bed But I arise with responsibility resting on my shoulders Soon we are driving, my family and I My sister and I sing along with the radio But she falls asleep and I turn it off Waiting for sleep to ta...
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    Inside me Diversity means freedom to let me pick and choose I please Like catching fish from a river when the fish are from the largest sea. My mixed ethnicity gives me three unique cultures radical languages and separate histories And I select the few threads And messily...
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    My garden is not just alive. The animals form an orchestra Yellow Cardinals sing the chorus Jay Bluebirds chirp the melody Latent Crickets tap the rhythm And the Falling Sun is the director Suddenly, a sound like no other A smile lights up my dark face As the Great Owl soars above Lone Ow...
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    Dear Congressmen, Blend the political spectrum Change your seat in the House Part your bias or bigotry Stop making concessions Leave your party in support In bipartisan support Of a debt deal that can break the impasse Which has frozen America. Sincerley, ...
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    I used to feel that people splitting apart was never a good thing It signified the break of a friendship, the break of a bonding ring Instead of arguing or conceding, they were simply resigning Yet in Sudan, two nations are forming and are both capitulating To follow rules which they have fought...
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    Flowing, Rushing, Rapid Without it we would be vapid Scorching, Burning, Dry With it we won’t be fry It was here before we came Naturally prolific but pristinely tame It was a precursor to our rise Yet now it leads to our demise Yes it is the water of life Sustaining beauty when rife ...
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    Or the scum that sells Fabrications unfurled Throwing hearts into wells But what about the ctizens’ right for privacy? Phony articles in provocative papers, Soon ones career is controlled by tabloids Some prosper till their image tapers By lambasting journalists just filling voids Bu...
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    I will find extraterrestrial life I am going to be the first female president I want to be on Broadway I am going to find a cure for cancer I will be the next Picasso I am going to win the Nobel Peace Prize I want to win an Olympic medal -------------------------------------------------------...
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    Creation- an act worthy of god Emulated by creative humans Some of which lionized; some of which outcasted Some which commemorated; some of which ignored The imaginative, following their proclivity Transforming what could become profligacy To an evocation, an expression ... ...
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    I say, what’s in a name? If I’m president, leader, king, or captain, Must everyone follow my rules of the game, Even if it entails committing a vile sin? What of the ambivalent young? Who demur my blue dictums and rules Must they bite every inquiring tongue, For fear of being called div...
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    The three most expensive, time-consuming and pervasive problems the United States faces today are a polluted Environment, a declining Economy, and vast Energy needs. Engineering Biofuels in the United States may be the sole solution that would fix all three of these problems. But can biofuels truly ...
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    Some girls wonder what’s in me That makes me as strong as I can be Others try to mimic my tall strides Which turns heads on all sides But they keep staring at their reflection Layering mascara until perfection For they see a face in the mirror Nothing more, nothing less Yet I see l...

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