• When is there gonna be change in our society? Don’t we all wonder that at some point of our life. In the poem changes by Tupac Shakur, it demonstrates with a message that calls for justice. With impressive v

  • My first impression of this poem was that it was eye opening,  and inspiring. Everything the poem “Changes” says was facts.It makes me feel Grateful, yet, at the same time, frustrated .  A line that espec

  • When is there gonna be change in our society? In the poem changes by Tupac Shakur, it demonstrates with a message that calls for justice. With impressive verses and great rhythm, the song represents various

  • Dear Wendy:

    I am so touched by your story about the places you love, “Pictures of Mexico” because you just shared what are the parts of Mexico that means the most to you and how it has taught you and helped you so far in your life. Also how you talk about your culture and Represent how you are Mexico in some type of way.

    One part of your sto…[Read more]

  • J Hood Wright Park is a place where little kids go to scream at the top of their lungs just to play tag. It’s a place where they beg their parent to buy them ice cream right in the corner to get a sugar r

    • I really like this picture essay. As someone who does not live in an area where there are a lot of bridges, if any, I have always found bridges to be cool and interesting. I think that the few sentences at the end are impactful. However, I think that if a little more background information was given to this park and the shooting that occurred, this essay could become even more beautiful. I appreciate you going and finding all these pictures from different angles. It gives the park life and depth.

  • Dear Chloe :
    I am jealous and happy about, your bio and how you described your experience in ASTROWORLD “<Chloè–BIO>,” because you got to go to a concert, i wish i would have gone i never been to one and its TRAVIS SCOTT!!!!! Like just seeing your idol is amazing. If i got to go to a Ariana Grande concert i’ll cry.

    One sentence you wrote th…[Read more]

  • Emily wrote a new post, Emily:) 5 months, 1 week ago

    There are few things you should know about me. My name is Emily Rodriguez, I am a child of a half-Cuban-half-Dominican mother and a Dominican father. Both my parents were born America, but my moms mom was

    • Dear Emily :
      I relate with your bio, “Emily:),” because my mother had me at a very young age as well, and I also don’t have a very close relationship with my father because of the fact that he left my mother before she was born (and it’s not an uncommon thing either, which sucks).

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I think high school is the part of your life where you have to realize your growing up and reality hits you to show you that your a soon to be adult. I want to focus on becoming someone and join and do stuff that benefits my future in a good way..” I agree with you because high school is where you determine what path in life you’ll be taking, who you’ll become, and how it’ll affect others as well. It determines whether or not you want to go to college, or if you want to be a nurse, a police officer, or a lawyer.

      Another sentence that I loved was: “Women are taken and seen as a joke in some eyes, mostly Men. But i’m here to change that, i’m here to try to change the word and make women be taken seriously. To stop people from saying “ you play like a girl, or you should go to girls team”. To stop people from believing stereotypes making it look like a women are supposed to stay at home and cook clean and just do that. As women we are worth more and the world is gonna see that.” This stood out for me because I feel like women don’t get the credit they deserve for all that they do in the world.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I relate to your story somewhat, and I think we’d be interested in the same things.

  • Emily commented on the post, Broken Girl 6 months ago

    Dear Ashely:
    I really appreciate you taking the time of your day to read my poem. This comment makes me so happy because i really take the time and passion in my work to try to inspire, relate, and to make sure someone is not alone to what there feeling. When they feel life is just terrible and you feel like no one understands you. So, i make this…[Read more]

  • She doesn’t remember Broken inside the girl speaks,She doesn’t remember the last time someone said “I love you” and really meant it,She doesn’t remember the part of her childhood were it wasn’t rough,She d

    • Dear Emily:
      I am so interested with your poem, Broken Girl, because this types of poems identifies us women. This is what the major of us live in this life, for us is difficult express our feelings and we store them in us.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “She remembers the last time she cried,She remembers it like it was yesterday.”
      I think this is real because we (the women) live stories like this every day we try to do our best but nobody thanks it. We live in a society when the feelings or the opinion of a women does not care and they ignore us.

      Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this kind of poems I love to read and know about them these bring us definitions, personalities and big challenges to our lives. To know what we need to do to not be afraid to be great. To be us and don’t care what people say.

      • Dear Ashely:
        I really appreciate you taking the time of your day to read my poem. This comment makes me so happy because i really take the time and passion in my work to try to inspire, relate, and to make sure someone is not alone to what there feeling. When they feel life is just terrible and you feel like no one understands you. So, i make this poems to show at the end of the day there someone who know what your feeling, to know you are not alone. There at least someone that cares about you.

    • Dear Emily,
      I really admire the fact that you clearly captivated what it really means to be broken or felt like your all alone.

      One sentence that stands out to me is the line where you say ” She doesn’t remember the last time someone said “I love you” and really meant it” . This makes me cherish every moment i have with those I love and also be mindful of when i do use that word because it can make or break a person.

  • I am from the latin dishes that bring people together to dishes that break families apart like who gets the last plate  I am from the hood where everyone knows everyoneFrom people who like each other to people

  • I like how you described the moments that make you, you.

  • Why can’t you just talkTalk to me, we couldHear each other out.Understand that iOnly avoid youBecause i’m petty,I know your petty,But can we just talkWe are on and offFriends, but it gets annoying,I miss bei

  • Emily wrote a new post, Broken 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Broken inside the girl speaks,She doesn’t remember the last time someone said “I love you” and really meant it,She doesn’t remember the part of her childhood were it wasn’t rough,She doesn’t remember the last ti

  • Emily became a registered member 11 months, 3 weeks ago

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