Dear Mary : I am excited by your post, “Laughter is Beautiful,” because you are not bothered about how people will view you exactly on how you laugh because laughing makes you the happiest. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “When I laugh, I am enjoying life and picking the good things and emphasizing them over the bad. Laugh…[Read more]
My favorite word is loyalty because showing loyalty makes you earn a lot of respect from everyone. Many people pretend to be loyal to others but really ain’t loyal at all. I would pick loyalty over love any d
Dear Orlando, I am really proud of you about the beat you made because not everyone has the talent you have when it comes to making beats. (video/painting/drawing/photograph/collage/work of art/music, called “RPG300,” Because most people would love to know how to make beats like you. One part of your song that stands out for me is Where you sta…[Read more]
Dear Heriberto I agree with your post about allowing all animals to be freed because people be Treating animals like they are slaves and killing Them. But you can’t eat meat without killing an animal so therefor many people have reasons for killing animals but you are still right.
In the fourth section of The Old Man and the Sea, the old man was trying to catch a heavy and sharp fish, but the fish kept circling slowly and the old man was wet with sweat and tired deep into his bones two
Today there are many homeless people everywhere in the united states begging for food and homes to sleep. The government should do something about it because many of them are dying of hunger, their everyday
I agree with you that the government should help homeless people by providing them with food and shelter. Everyone will have their difficult time. The government should help them out of difficulties. The following link can help you learn more. https://thetartan.org/2015/11/9/forum/homeless
I am surprised by his publication, “Homeless” I think this is very important because there are many people who have nowhere to live. They also don’t have to eat. I also think that the government should do something to help them.
One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “The government should do something about it because many of them are dying of hunger, their everyday job is to wake up and go beg for money and food so they can survive in the street” . I think this is hopeful because by doing so you can give a message to people who also have other people who care about other people who don’t have a place to live or eat.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward seeing what you write next, because it is very important that other people know about this. Also the government to help these people.
Hey Idrissa, I totally agree with you that the government should be doing more to support those without homes or ready access to food. But I think this problem is only a result of a bigger societal issue. A large portion of US citizens believes they should get out of their hole by themselves. Individualism is a priority to so many, but I believe that if the US had more socialist laws and thoughts we wouldn’t have as much of a problem with homelessness. Laws that are created to serve the most good to the greatest number of people. Overall well written, but maybe society should help first and force the government to take action.
Hey Idrissa! I liked reading your post. I like how you mentioned that everyone makes a mistake in their lives and shouldn’t be punished for it. I just have a question, what if people don’t want the help? what if they like their lifestyle. That’s my only question, but I really liked reading your post! Here is an article that I think you might like! https://www.usich.gov/solutions/
Dear Christian I am proud of your post, “Football, Basketball, video games,” because you were into positive and negative activities by gambling over video games and you almost die of it back in 2014 so you stopped. I wish the best for you and keep chasing your dream and you might achieve it one day. One sentence you wrote that stands out for…[Read more]
The Old man was rewinding back his memories to how great of a fisher he used to be when he was at a young age, he caught 2 huge fish when he was younger but as he gets older his body starts to get weak but his
Today in America many black people are being killed by the cops because of their skin color and that’s not right.The white police officers are stopping and arresting black people because that how they make money
The old man did not remember when he started to talk loud by him, because he had sung when he was by himself in the old days and he had sung at night sometimes when he was alone steering on his watch in the
An old man was going to fish every day. His name was Santiago. He was always going fishing by himself. The old men went eighty-four days without catching any fish. In those forty days, a boy was helping him fish.
Even though I don’t smoke weed or do drugs but I believe weed should be legal to smoke because it help others out with their sickness. Cigarette has too much tobacco and weed don’t, most states made weed legal to
Dear Kevin I am Idrissa sylla your poem is great but you said only said you were born and raised in mid Manhattan i believe many people do not know what’s mid Manhattan so you should give a little more detail about the location on were you were born and raised., “Making Decisions,” because… eventually somebody going to wanna the exact place…[Read more]
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