One of the first things I noticed in this poem was of the phrase, “The art of losing isn’t hard to master,” because it was one of the sentences that kept repeating itself and I found it confusing yet at the same
I am amazed by the image I can picture in your poem, “My View Of the East River,” because of the sentence when I was little, I would sit out on my balcony with my feet up on the railing at sunset.
One line that stands out for me is, “ Whenever i’m on my balcony I feel kind of relaxed and peaceful because i’m away from everything yet I still have a sense of feeling like I am outside.” I think this line is relate-able because whenever I am trying to relax I will go out to my balcony to relax and get my mind right.
Another line that stands out for me is, ” I was still grateful for the fact that she thought about buying me the camera because she saw I was interested in photography.” I think this line is amazing because it shows how much you love taking pictures and how grateful you are .
Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Your poem makes me picture what you are doing and makes me picture the beautiful view.
It’s funny how you decided to choose the old-fashioned camera besides the advanced one because it took all the fun out of it, I also find it nice on how even though you didn’t like the camera, you accepted it anyway as a gift from your mom. Even though that sort of backfired when you gave it to your sister and your mother got mad.
It’s funny how in “My view of the East River” you decided to choose the old-fashioned camera besides the advanced one because it took all the fun out of it, I also find it nice on how even though you didn’t like the camera, you accepted it anyway as a gift from your mom. Even though that sort of backfired when you gave it to your sister and your mother got mad.
One line that stands out for me is, “I was still grateful for the fact that she thought about buying me the camera because she saw i was interested in photography.” because it’s good that you even realized that your mom was thinking about you at that age(guessing very young because you said “when i was little”).
Another line that stands out for me is “Whenever i’m on my balcony i feel kind of relaxed and peaceful because i’m away from everything yet i still have a sense of feeling like i am outside.” because I can relate, whenever I’m stressed out there’s a calm quiet place in central park that I go to.
Thanks for writing this and I look forward to see your other writing pieces!
That’s cool that you have so many interests! I relate because there are so many things I wish I could do in life, but I know that I can’t do it all. Right now I’m thinking about going into business to try and help LGBTQ+ people get access to things that they need. I want to do that because of one of my past experiences. Do you have any other memories that shape what you’re interested in?
Your bio is really well written. You do an amazing job describing yourself. I definitely agree with you when you say you think you’re a great dancer. You have so many different interests and its so cool. You have really great goals. I really like that you make personal connections throughout your writing. The memory you gave us is really interesting. It gave me a different aspect about you.
I like how you are also looking into the future a bit. I to am looking into the future and thinking about what I want to deal with my life. I personally think you should do something that involves helping people. You’re so helpfully and bubbly. You do a great job at making everyone smile.
I can’t wait to see more of your work.
Hey HAILEY i love your story in every way because it reminds me of my life, i don’t really have to take care of anyone like 24/7 and for that i think you are very smart and strong to be able to cope with taking care of yourself and your little sister. I have a 4 year-old nephew and a 7- month old niece, i have to help/ sometimes i volunteer to…[Read more]
I like how you searched for information explaining how different your life could of been if you weren’t born into your family that are construction workers. But how you realized it was for a good reason because you know how to do a lot more than the average teen. It also can benefit you in life, so i’m glad you found out that construction working/…[Read more]
Hey Genesis, i love your story and i wish you had written more. However you did a good job on the hook in the end because i wanted to read more, i was confused because you said in the beginning that you are Dominican and then you told that story about the young girl. But i like the connection, i am also Dominican and i’m always disappointed when i…[Read more]
I remember going ice skating, bowling, and to the movies a lot when i was younger with my mom. I remember getting hit in the mouth with a softball 2 times. I remember doing ballet, karate, and art when i was in
wow kalina i like this poem very much because it makes me laugh, but it also sounds like it can be related or connected to different things. And i like you draw readers in with the photo and the title, so BE HAPPY it is a very good poem.
I really love how you worded what we should do with our comfort zone, and why we shouldn’t always be in it. Because sometimes when we step out of it, we can discover new things or be opened up to a whole new world.
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