One can recover academically, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I myself happen to be in the midst of 4 out of 5 of the listed areas right now. I love this word because it is so full of hope and
I love this piece. Even though there are only a few lines/words, the ones you chose and the way you embedded them stirred powerful emotions and images. I also noticed how many of the ideas seem to contradict each other like “time lost” and “tremendous gains” but somehow you made them work perfectly. Great job!
I really enjoyed this piece. The poem is able to explain how this smell brings back happy, sad, fun memories. Crazy how one smell or sound can open up old wounds, feelings, and emotions. great job!
I am calmed by your poem, “Coconut Lime Breeze,” because it has a soothing theme. Especially with so much stress, this type of a theme is really tranquil.
One part of your poem that stands out for me is where you talked about the smell of time lost. I think this is relatable because we lose all our precious time so fast especially when its time to study.
Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because more simple and mood changing poems like this can be good for highschoolers like us.
this is a very needed post. Thank you for bringing attention to this massive problem in this country. I also like that you suggested things that possibly could help. At least lowering the cost of college could be a big help, as well as subsidized housing for students. Nice job. Keep it up. 🙂
I really like that this article is so informative about an issue that is not brought up all the time. This particular group of the population does seem to be glossed over so I’m glad that you are raising your voice. Keep it up!
I feel this on a spiritual level. It’s really terrible that many students today feel like they they can’t be the best that they can be academically and also being happy and relaxed individuals. I will continue to work on that for myself and if/when you find the answer please let me know.
this is an incredibly strong poem and a very cool and jarring way to approach both rape culture and that double standard that exists between men and women. Thank you for this. I’m excited to see more of this type of pieces.
I first would like to say how terribly sorry I am. I cannot imagine how you must be feeling. However I would like to ask you to continue to pursue your education. Please graduate next semester or next year, or get your GED. You have worked far too hard to let this be the end of your educational journey. And please, please, please do not…[Read more]
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