Poetry can be great! It can be used as a way to express one’s feelings, or as a way to vent anger and/or frustration. I believe that poetry has the potential to be powerful for nearly everybody. Sure, some wil
Hey Evan! I really like your outlook on persistence. I would agree with you that persistence is extremely important in life. I also really like how you ended this piece because I think it sums up your writing very well. Keep up the good work!
Hello Thomas! I agree, friendship is super important. However, it is also super important to have friends that support and respect you. Regardless though, having a friend is great and something that shouldn’t be taken lightly in my opinion. Thank you for this piece! Keep up the good work!
Hello Abinaov! I like you piece as I think you have hit some really key points that a lot of people can relate to. Change can be scary, but that change might ultimately be a good thing. Even if the change is good there is probably still going to be resistance to it because a fear. Whether the reservations to change are rational or irrational…[Read more]
Hello Emma! I agree, soccer is a great sport that has lots of benefits. Soccer is an exciting way to meet new people, exercise, and develop the ability to work in and with a team. Thank you for your opinions and your willingness to take charge and try to get soccer added to the list of after school sports. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for your post! I agree that the fight against drugs is a really important issue that should be addressed. Keep up the good work! I wonder what can be done to help decrease the amount of drug use in this country.
This is a really cool perspective to write from in my opinion. I think that the overall flow of the poem works well and I like that you have taken the structure of another poem, used it as a model, and then made it your own. Nice job!
Dear Ryanly, i really like the thought of written a letter to my younger self. it will really show us the old stuff we use to do as younger kids. Thank you for writtening. i look forward to seeing what u write next time becuase this was a good idea.
I am pleased with your letter, “Letter to myself” because I feel as though it was a really good idea to write a letter to yourself. It shows that you know and are able to earn up to your faults and learn from them later in life. A couple sentences you wrote that stands out for me is “You will meet people who tell you that you must act a certain way or be a certain thing. Don’t put too much stock into what comes from people you don’t want to emulate. Remember that your family will always be there for you, even when your friends are not. ” I think this is very meaningful because a lot of people in life can learn from those words. Another sentence that I noticed was ” It will be easy to compare yourself to others and to determine your own success based on what others say.” This stood out for me because many people struggle with acceptance and if somebody that is struggling reads this, it will really help them out. Your letter reminds me of something that happened to me. I use to ask others for acceptance and tried to change who I was to fit others needs. But now i realized that there is no need for that. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it seems like you inspire people and a really stand up guy.
I want to start out by saying thank you for your opinion. That being said, I don’t think it is fair to say that President Trump doesn’t use any common sense. The so called “Muslim Ban” can be seen in a lot of different ways. One view point is that Trump is a hateful, insensitive, and cruel President. Another way to look at it is that…[Read more]
I wonder how much the cost of healthier food plays into the equation. The reason I am curious about this is because I want to know if it is the cost of the food that deters chains from selling healthier food options or if the healthier food options simply do not sell very much.
I agree! While I recognize that not everyone will want to do yoga I do maintain the belief that having some time to vent frustration, anxiety, sadness, and other things of similar nature is extremely important.
I think that this issue is pretty complex because the implementation of the policies and practices being advocated for seem like they could be quite drastic. I think that having that coupled with people resisting a form of change in their own lives means this issue is going to be very challenging to do anything about quickly, but I could be wrong.
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