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American Freedoms and Values

To me being American means many things and different things to every person, but right now most of them aren’t very good. We seem to argue over everything, not being able to come to an agreement (1). We preach ideas of freedom and independence, then blatantly take it away from groups of people (2). We still mostly hold to our […]

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Father and Son

A seedling emerges beneath the lofty branches of a birch.   A sapling decays shaded from the sun’s burning rays.   A sapling withers protected from the wet winter showers.   A boy atrophies sheltered from the evils of reality   Only to die reaching for the distant branches.  Its cry unheard. Print this page. Author Samuel

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