• I’m really glad that I read this post because I’m not at a happy place in my life right now. I’ve been trying to control everything that happens in my life but recently something unexpectedly slipped up that was completely out of my control and has caused me a great deal of pain. I’ve been working on putting myself first and doing things to make…[Read more]

  • I couldn’t agree more about the importance of friendships! Friends allow us to express ourselves as we are! However, choose them wisely because they will shape who you are. Having friends makes us feel secure, so if you see someone who doesn’t have any, its good to reach out to them!

  • Vail commented on the post, What If… 3 years, 2 months ago

    Wow… you asked some very thought-provoking questions in this poem! My favorite was “What if neither the Earth nor the other planets in the solar system existed?” One question that popped into my head when I was finished reading it was: What if everything that happened in the world revolved around me, and my mind is like the control center of everything?

  • Mackenzie,
    I really enjoyed reading your poem! I found it very relatable being a multi-sport athlete myself. And it was very interesting how you showed the different ways everyone cheers from their perspective in the sports world.

  • The

    world is

    an evil place

    where nothing is

    going to be handed to

    you so don’t sit there and wait

    go out there and take what’s yours.

  • Eleven

    It was a hot summer day in Virginia.

    The stadium was filled with 25,000 fans.

    I was eleven. After 2 hours of waiting in the hot July sun

    my name was called to do the long jump.  My whole

    body was

    • I really like this poem. I liked the repeated “I was eleven” because it added more depth. Nice work.

    • I like how repeated that you were eleven. The idea that you a national ranking and was only eleven years old was great. i don’t think i would be able to do all that. You must have put in a lot of work to get there. ! I love the poem.

  • Wow I learned a lot by reading this post. Although our cell phones can be very useful in helping us complete tasks more quickly and efficiently, they can be a huge distraction from the things that are truly important in life and they can also be very unhealthy, taking away from the time that should be spent sleeping.

  • Vail commented on the post, College Tuition 3 years, 3 months ago

    I too think that the cost of college tuition is a huge problem now days and that something needs to be done about it. I’m a senior in high school and I’m fortunate enough to come from a family with enough money to pay for my entire college tuition. I’m also an athlete and have received several offers to attend school for half tuition. And it’s…[Read more]

  • Great poem! Very relatable being a senior in high school. I’m excited to have more freedom but I understand that at the same time I have to be safe, smart, and responsible.

  • I think school starts way too early and its very unhealthy. But we should at least try our best to get to bed as early as possible so we can wake up with enough time to eat breakfast (most important meal of the day) and do all the other things we need to do to be ready for the day.

  • Vail commented on the post, Being Dead 3 years, 4 months ago

    I too get paranoid when I’m alone at the house or walking outside at night. When I’m in these situations I try to take my mind off of it by thinking about the things that make me feel happy and comfortable.



    i ran into the almond brown forest

    and heard the sound of screeching jays

    coming from above and i bent down

    to grab some nuts and berries that tasted

    so heavenly in my mouth then

    i began to climb the t

  • Vail commented on the post, My Stress 3 years, 4 months ago

    I struggle with stress and anxiety for the same reasons as you. But recently I’ve read a book called “Tuesdays with Morrie” which helped me change my focus on wealth and success to building strong relationships with the people I love. Because in the end these relationships are all that is going to matter. The material things that we get so…[Read more]

  • Extremely gratified to find out that my dog can understand my emotions!

  • I agree that our childhood experiences have a major impact on our confidence. And I also find it true that I have to look good to feel good.

  • Sounds like a very interesting book and I like the connection you made between it and the Muslim Ban!

  • Very pleased to see these new technologies replacing animal testing!

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