• Abigail wrote a new post, Joy 2 months ago

    I am joyfulno matter the events that surround my lifeJoy can be found from the supernaturalfinding something so much bigger than yourself, yet still being specialit is knowing that Joy is within, happiness is

    • Abigail, this is an amazing poem! I really enjoyed reading about your view on happiness and how you are joyful no matter what happens. I specifically liked when you said “it is realizing the simple fact that / life is hard; you cannot control what people do / but you can control what resonates within your spirit.” Those lines were very impactful and I look forward to reading what you write next!

    • Hi Abigail,
      I really loved reading your poem! The world needs more joy and I love reading that you try to stay joyful regardless of other circumstances. My favorite line from the poem was, “but you can control what resonates with your spirit.” I am so excited to read more of your writing!!
      –Maggie

  • Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it a lot! I am glad that you could relate on different levels, I will definitely be posting some more poems soon. (:

  • Abigail commented on the post, The Bronx 2 months ago

    This poem is authentically beautiful. What caught me was the picture of the train, it was what made me click on this post. As I read the poem I got even more impressed. I love all the elements you added to this, what your home sounds like, what its called and what the community is like. I am glad to hear it is a close knit community, similar to a…[Read more]

  • Abigail commented on the post, Who am I? 2 months ago

    I enjoyed reading this poem, it was very real. My favorite line was the last line, planting seeds for new families. That is very metaphoric and creates a kind visual for readers. This poem is wonderful, keep up the great work!

  • I am from the soil underneath the groundAnd the light from the skyI am from the people you see walking down the streetsFrom the friendship you see bound within humansI am from the pain of this

    • Dear Abigail,
      I like your poem “Everything You Can and Cannot See”, because I love the way how you made a connection between the nature and your personal life. Stanza that stands out for me is “I am from everything you see and everything you do not see”. it made me think a lot about things we can’t see, such ass our feelings we don’t share with others and just keep for ourselves. Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. I hope you will write another amazing poem such as this one, love it!

      • Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it a lot! I am glad that you could relate on different levels, I will definitely be posting some more poems soon. (:

    • Eden replied 1 month ago

      Dear Abigail:
      I am fascinated by the way you described your emotion, your poem, “Everything You Can and Cannot See,” because you managed to show different emotions through experiences. You used different locations which all described different emotion such as the word use of “pain” and “light” but are yet still are where you’re from.
      One line that stands out for me is, “I am from the soil underneath the ground, And the light from the sky ” I think this line is intriguing because both of those things are opposite and can take such a deeper meaning.
      Another set of lines that stands out for me is, “I am from the frowns and the tears, From the laughs and the giggles” I think these lines is interesting because you chose two set of things that are opposite which might suggest you are everything in between.
      Your poem reminds me of a poem that I once read. The poem was about a woman who thought she was everything in her neighborhood because she was born their, She listed a number of things that were opposite of each other. She also described herself also as everything in between.
      Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. I really like how u describe yourself as different things. I also liked how you described the emotion of these things, also describing the things that they do as well.

  • Yes, a lot of people have struggled with this. Body image can be very difficult for some people and it honestly sucks not be comfortable in your own skin. But you are correct we only have one body for the rest of our lives so we mine as well love it as much as we can! Although I am sorry to hear about the eating disorders you have struggled with,…[Read more]

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  • Thank you for writing this Kassie, I can see why you believe in what you believe in because of the pain you have felt towards dishonesty. I am sorry to hear that you had to go through those events with your family, I know that must have been very difficult. I admire how you are turning your pain into something you can grow and learn from, that is…[Read more]

  • I believe, that love is not what society can portray it to be.
    Love is joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

    The popular belief now a days, show that love is just

  • I disagree. I and many of friends do not wear bras and once you get used to it, its a lot more comfortable. The reason many girls start wearing bras is because TV commercials, and advertisement convince them to unknowingly. It is a taboo, I and many of my friends have been judged for it. But its also what a women prefers as well, its okay to wear…[Read more]

  • Psychedelic comes from the Greek meaning, ‘mind manifesting’ which means ‘generating the divine within,’ Osmond an intellectual made this name up for these transcendent drugs. I believe that if the United States

    • Abi I really enjoyed reading your article. I didn’t know that the psychedelic movements were tied to things like bookstores. I will make sure to read Ginsberg’s poem.

    • This is a very interesting article. I love history and science and this article taught me something new. It also made me think of what America would be like without those psychedelic movements and experiments. I love this article.

  • During the 1940’s, specifically during WWII people started to become very interested in mental health. We were mostly noticing how soldiers would come back from war with shell shock. As well as everyone else with

  • I am also vegetarian and the meat/diary industries are probably the most inhumane industries in this country. The animals are cramped in small cages, babies are taken away from their mamas, millions of baby male chicks die, pig get their tails cut off etc. It is extreme abuse, and not okay. I agree every existence on this earth have equal value.…[Read more]

  • Americas values have changed immensely throughout the years. Society is extremely controlling men and women have to dress and act a certain way or else it is considered ‘inappropriate.’ For example, if a woman doe

    • I’ve told my girlfriend multiple times that I don’t care if she wears a bra or not, and she still does, primarily because if she doesn’t it would be painful to walk or run anywhere. Most women wear bras, not because it’s taboo not to, but because it helps many women.

      • I disagree. I and many of friends do not wear bras and once you get used to it, its a lot more comfortable. The reason many girls start wearing bras is because TV commercials, and advertisement convince them to unknowingly. It is a taboo, I and many of my friends have been judged for it. But its also what a women prefers as well, its okay to wear bras but its also okay to not wear bras. That was the point I was trying to cross. (:

    • Good work Abi!
      I really appreciate all your points but I specifically loved the way you thought of sexism as a two way street, WHhile acts of sexisim are dominated by men, it is not fair for Women to desire equality in some aspects but not ALL aspects. While Mason does bring up an interesting point about the history of the confederate flag, it is similar to saying that our current American Flag does not represent us, but rather the old flag with the stars in a circle. This article really makes you think about what else we do just because we think we have to, due to social pressures.

    • This is a very interesting argument. You express how much these issues bother you in such great detail. In honesty, I agree with most parts of your argument. I would say that men don’t have to play sport to be attractive, and they also shouldn’t feel dominant. I would also like to say that I don’t think people really care if a woman wears a bra or not, but that’s my opinion. Your argument is AMAZING and it really spoke out. Great Job.

    • Abi, I think that you did a good job of showing how equality in America doesn’t only depend on race but should also be the same for men and women. I think it is also good how you showed that in order to become a more functioning society we need to come together more as a community and that involves our American beliefs being similar and or the same. Overall great article and i really enjoyed reading about your take on American creed.

    • I really agree with you that you would think that at this point in time there wouldn’t be any type of problems such as racism and sexism but a big one to me racism is really something that has impacted me and because just having an experience with it makes me feel some type of way towards it.

  • That is true, every religion is based on a higher power but its all interpreted in a different way. Buddhist believe once you reach enlightenment that you become one with yourself, beings around you, and the ‘divine energy’ that created this Earth. Christians look at it as just a God that is male but can fulfill both needs as a female and a male.…[Read more]

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  • You are right, our society is extremely busy. The reason it is this way is because everyone follows these rules; we have to go to college, we have to get a good job, we have to do all these things or else we won’t ‘fit’ in. In reality no one really has to do anything, you can find ways to be in the state of tranquil without following these rules.…[Read more]

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