• Dear Chloe, I liked your analysis because it a different interpretation i had of the poem. i Got a sense that the poet was visiting or recalling all the memories he had before he dies. The poet probably has an idea that he will die soon. However your analysis is interesting as well as different because you are implying that the poet has already…[Read more]

  • Do you sometimes set your expectations so high so you are put into a position where you are prone to disappointment? The poem “Immigrants in our Own Land” is about a young immigrant who decides to mig

    • – use single quotation marks when there’s a quote within a quote.
      – there should be their

    • Dear Keeba,
      I liked your analysis but I think you should write when the poem was written where you first introduce the poem instead of where it is now because it seems like a run on sentence instead of a sentence with an appositive.

  • Dear Nate, thanks for this great post. This poem seems to be very intriguing. Do you think that maybe she had a bad childhood and she probably has been traumatized. When continuing to analyze this poem you should look at some psychoanalytical lenses. They help you to understand how relationships from any point in your life affect you when you get…[Read more]

  • One of the most intriguing lines I’ve selected from this poem is line 40: “But it’s no different here.”

    I can tell that the poet feels as though migrating there was a terrible decision. He expresses that whe

    • Dear Keeba :
      I am mesmerised with your writing from your post, “Questions about Baca’s poem,” because i like the topic and how interesting your questions are.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This line makes me question why these things would exist in such a ‘perfect, new world’?” I think this is a very good provocative question you asked and asking questions like that is what keeps the conversation of this poem going. Also the topic of the poem is very very important and I am glad you chose it and talked about it
      Another sentence that intrigued me was: “On the other hand, it’s about people who have only a choiceless choice to make: stay in their country and risk not being able to survive, or attempt to migrate to another place. ” This stood out for me because this is also a very bold statement that i agree with. Immigrants just want the best so they have two very difficult choices
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

  • Keeba commented on the post, Prospect Park 7 months, 1 week ago

    Dear Chloe, I really admire your incredible use of imagery. Almost as if the reader and you were at the park at the same time. One of your lines that stand out to me is ” As the sun comes down and it is time for the moon and stars to shine” because I actually tell what part of the day your talking about. I like that you didnt just say it was night…[Read more]

  • My first impression of this poem was that it was so interesting.  The poem fascinated me, yet, at the same time, made me wonder how can someone be an immigrant in their own land.  A line that especially i

  • Keeba wrote a new post, A Rec 7 months, 1 week ago

    Dear Rec,

    Where I liked and disliked growing up. A free place to run into the fields, a place where tons of kids skinned there knees, a place where the droplets of water would splash out of a 10- holed pipe.

    • Dear Keeba :

      I am in love with your poem “A Rec,” because it reminds me of the park that I went to a grew up in. I like how it isn’t written like a basic poem, it is written like a letter and that is very creative.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ A free place to run into the fields, a place where tons of kids skinned there knees, a place where the droplets of water would splash out of a 10- holed pipe. Where throwing water at each other and chasing each other was a game. A place where smiles widen and droplets of water your eyes created ran down your face.” I think this is very nostalgic for me because this is exactly how it was for me growing up in Prospect Park.

      Another sentence that I loved was: “You walk to the end of the block, pass the big tree that has cherry blossoms, then make a right turn to the fire hydrant and walk two blocks down near the daycare center and there you reside.” This stood out for me because this is very very similar to the way Prospect Park is set up for me.

      Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was riding my scooter in the park and the wheel had went over an unleveled part of the sidewalk and I fell and scraped both of my knees. It reminds me of how the park was a place where I made friends of all races and backgrounds.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really loved this poem and your creativity.


    • Dear Keeba:
      I am really happy with your poem, “The Rec,” because it made me feel whole. The rec is a place a lot of people need to experience and visit not literally but there should be recs everywhere. A place where everyone can just have fun and be themselves regardless of their situations can be really helpful for a lot of people.
      One that stands out for me is, “A place where racism, segregation, and sexism evaporates into the air. A place where financial situations are not factors into the community. But people are blinded by your background. Almost like a portal into a new world. This new world is filled with different types of people. ” I think these lines are heartwarming .Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next!

    • I really like your poem, i remember my rec. All the kids from the neighborhood would go there an hour after getting out of school. My rec had 2 old hispanic ladies who would have there little table and carp and would sell candy, corn inna cup, juices, and chips. There was never any gang activity there thankfully.

    • This poem speaks out of passion for what you once used to live in. I love the way you had used “place” and “of” as pieces to show what to pay attention to. The highlight I feel makes people more aware of the meaning of what you are trying to display.

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  • Keeba commented on the post, brooklyn bridge 8 months, 1 week ago

    Dear, Aliyabanu I like that you took such a great well known bridge/ artifact and had a story line behind it. it was really interesting that you used imagery, because when I look at the picture I wouldn’t have guessed what they were saying.

  • Dear Megan,I like the way you use imagery to give me a clear whiff of how the subway near you live. Its funny how you told the truth put still was able to capture the feeling. Judging by the smells you described im sure you hate it, as do I. I liked in line 3 when you said ” the platform is too high” do you have any suggestions for MTA? Possibly…[Read more]

  • Keeba commented on the post, Sudden Movement 8 months, 1 week ago

    Dear Hatou,
    I really admire your bio, because it captives your life and beliefs very well. You clearly stated how you feel about the issues in Africa of teen pregnancy, and early marriage. I’m happy that you bought underlying issues to light. I wanted to know even more about you, seeing that you have experienced so much that…[Read more]

  • Dear Sera,
    As a witness I can definitely tell that we usually walk pass homeless people thinking that they are Crazy not knowing that they actually have mental diseases. This is actually a topic that most people don’t get to bring to awareness. This is something that the government doesn’t address. Do you think is because they…[Read more]

  • Keeba commented on the post, Cha-ri-ssa! 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Charissa,
    I like that you seem very persistant seeing that you have moved back and fourth from PA and NY. transitioning schools might have been hard for you. Tell us more about that experience. How are you liking your new school so far?

  • Keeba wrote a new post, I am Me 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    I am Keeba. I will speak up if i don’t like the way im being treated or if i don’t agree with what someone  says. So more on the sassy side. I am really open to trying new things, and even meeting new peop

    • Great poem!!

    • Dear Keeba:

      I am amazed by your post “ I am “, because you explain how you really are and I Love the way you talk about yourself.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “I am really open to trying new things, and even meeting new people.”Because is important experiment to learn.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would like to know more about how you do to be sure of you.


    • I liked your post. I think that it is great that you are confident and not afraid to stand up for yourself.

    • Hi Keeba! You sound like a wonderful person and someone who is really open and honest about who they are. Your opening sentence where you talk about speaking up is so powerful and I wish more people could feel that way about themselves. Keep dancing and being who you are. Have a wonderful day.

    • I really enjoyed reading your bio , it was didn’t start with a name was very specific just me ,i like how when you first started if i didn’t know how you were as a person i would’ve guessed based on how you presented not to accept any less than deserve or mistreatment , you believe in speaking up for yourself morals and what you stand for without confrontation , i know a lot and enough at the same time you were detailed into what you enjoy doing ,and expressed what you love about the things you do and how you interact and expect conversations to go in order for great communication.

  • Keeba commented on the post, Broken Girl 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    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…[Read more]

  • You did a great job on the art aspect of the poem, it was very creative. Type out your poem so we can read it!

  • Keeba commented on the post, Shut Up 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Dear Elijah,
    I am beyond shocked that you choose to present such a serious topic like this. Especially seeing that your in Middle School. I like that you addressed the President quote on quote for every word.

  • I remember waking up early in the morningI remember thinking will that plane go down?I remember when it finally took off.I remember that amazing adrenaline rush.From the soul of my feet to the crown of my headI

  • I am from curry powder and hot peppers and dutch pots,From mangos and coconuts I am from the closet we used to play hide and seek in I am from the sprinklers Lincoln Terrace park Whose large landscape I

  • Keeba wrote a new post, WHY? 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    You walk into the double doorsPut your hand onto the bible You swear in hopes to tell the truth Silently weeping for justice to be servedYour heart pounds as a possibly,Bias, Sexist, Racist, person Judges

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