• Natalya wrote a new post, Alone 1 week, 5 days ago

    The little white church was alone in the desert.

    Any towns that had huddles around it, hiding this single sacred space from the elements, was gone. Lost to the sand or fire, no one remembered.

    But the little

    • Natalya,
      This is so well written! I love your word choice, the ending is perfect and the tone overall really makes this setting realistic. Great job!

  • Hi Lily,

    I thought it was very interesting that you found some negative side effects of meditation. I hadn’t thought of things like trauma memories resurfacing, that’s pretty crazy. Meditation is definitely something I’ve been thinking of looking into! Thank for your input.


  • Marcus,

    This poem is great! I love the rhyme scheme and the flow of the whole thing. It had a very bouncy rhythm that I enjoy. I can also relate very heavily to that struggle. I never ever want to get up but the anxiety of failing always gets to me!

    Great work,


  • Natalya commented on the post, by the seaside 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi Naomi!

    This is a really beautiful poem! I like the imagery and how you almost used a short sentence kind of thing but with no punctuation. It reminded me a little of Moana. Nice ocean vibe.. I can’t wait for spring break.


  • Dear Andre,

    This is a hilarious story! It reminded me of one time when I went camping for my tenth birthday and my dad had put my birthday cake in the backseat of his truck until we were going to eat it the following morning. We went to bed and everybody woke up about an hour later to a group of raccoons eating the chocolate and marshmallows we…[Read more]

  • Dear Arjen,

    I keep seeing this connection between the current world and the book 1984. I personally have not read it but am seriously looking at picking it up next time I am at the library. I liked the cliffhanger ending of this post quite a bit. It adds to the feeling of trepidation that connections to “utopian” books like this provides. I agree…[Read more]

  • Em,

    I really liked this poem. It was short and simple but also carried a longing that I can relate to. I read it as a love poem.. or lost love. I’m not sure, but I also think it could be read a different way which adds to the beauty.
    Thank you!


  • Dear Alli,
    I really liked this poem. I wrote a Where I’m From poem earlier this year and found it difficult to make it flow nicely but also have the kind of emotion I wanted it to. Your poem did an incredible job of that. I really loved the imagery of the bookshelf in the last couple lines. It truly got across this concept of a family rooted in it…[Read more]

  • Natalya commented on the post, My Stress 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    I agree with you on all of this. It is hard yet important to realize you are a major proponent of your own stress. It is sometimes harder still to do something about it. A significant portion of the kids in my school suffer from depression that isn’t helped by the college prep atmosphere of the school. School is a major stress that I wish we could…[Read more]

  • I  must admitt, I don’t care about wind tunnels

    I must admit I fear many things. Most of them, for no reason. I am like a rabbit, coincidentally that’s my Chinese zodiac sign. Maybe that explains it.

    I must

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