• Dear Aida,
    Your short piece is wonderful. I love the questions in your piece. Your pieces have a theme that is with question rather than answer questions you ask the questions which is cool but you have to put something of an answer. Why do they hate you and your family? In a few sentences why they do which to me could prove the audience with some…[Read more]


    To be Honest

    I used to hate myself because of people oppressing me.

    Back in middle school I thought of killing myself due to bullies and name calling.

    I went to a psychiatrist to evaluate me and she said

    • Dear Yadira,

      I am very moved about what you had to go through in your life. Your poem “To Be Honest” is very touching and relatable to many people. One sentence that you wrote that stood out for me was “Back in middle school I thought of killing myself due to bullies and name calling” another one is ” I wanted a new start, to be a different person from middle school”. The first sentence is touching and you’re not the only one going through things like that so don’t think your alone. These stood out from me because I think in my head that everyone is perfect and special in their own ways. Thank you so much for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I lived reading about your life, I’m also so glad that when you thought about killing yourself you didn’t, it would have been so sad if we lost another child to suicide from bulling, so I’m glad you didn’t. Thank you again for writing.

  • Dear Aida,
    I like your poem. I can relate to you there has been many people trying to figure me out but they can’t. I have multiple trust issues. Don’t worry you’ll find someone who can figure you and you may be able to trust again. Even though I meant you for around 4 years you are totally mysterious I haven’t been able to might…..

  • Dear Jennifer,
    I love your poem it had a lot of emotions. It actually describes you, even though I known you for a while I never thought you were the supportive kind. I always believed that you were kind and smart. It might have been hard on you when no one was there for you. I feel you. But I would be the opposite from you. I liked the part of “I…[Read more]

  • Why I’m exhausted as hell …


    Cystic Fibrosis.


    It takes the part of my life.


    I wake up to the sound of my alarm.

    Nothing unusual for a teen.

    But the difference is that they wake up 1

    • Dear Yadira,

      While reading your poem, the flashbacks of all the times I have seen you go to the health clinic came back. I remember when the phone would ring and the whole class knew that it most likely was for you to leave class but the thing that most likely no one knew was why you were leaving. Why you had to leave class everyday for the appointments. I think more people should know about this. It really stood out me. I like how you decided to write about a characteristic more about yourself than about one that you share with other people. Great Job!

    • Dear Yadira,
      The first thing that comes to my mind is Wow! I really liked how you started off your introduction. I could visualize what you go through. the ending was also very good. I can’t wait to read more posts by you

    • Yadira — I’m so proud of you for writing this poem. You are giving people an opportunity to see into your life and empathize with you. That’s BRAVE and inspiring. Thank you for sharing, and for being you – even when you’re exhausted.

    • Dear Yadira,
      I like how you have written a poem of your life. Giving people a chance to learn more about who you are and explaining your life how its going and the routine you always have to do for example what did it meant when you would always go to the clinic. I enjoyed reading your poem, it was so good. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

  • Dear Luis,
    You seem to have a positive relationship with your name. your name doesn’t impact you as much, you seem chill with it. This quote I really liked,”It puts a healthy amount of fear in me to not be lazy and see time go by without working on the future.” It was cool quote. Hope you have future writing post. Thanks

  • My full name is Yadira Magana Leon.

    “Yadira” is the name that I go by.

    Only teachers call me by my first name.

    This name is different from others, hardly no one ever heard the name Yadira bef

    • I liked your post. It felt really honest and real.

    • Dear Yadira,

      I am interested by your post, “It describes me but doesn’t finalize,” because you talk about what your name means to you and what it means to other people. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “I want to be called whatever you want to call me.” I think this is confusing to me because a lot of people who get called out of their name don’t want to be called that. Another sentence that caught my attention was: “I don’t care if you don’t use my name. That won’t affect me, my life nor my future.” This stood out to me because you don’t feel bad when people call you names because it doesn’t affect you. Thanks for writing. I look forward to see what you write next.

  • Dear Chidiogo,
    I am delighted that someone is interested in this topic. I do agree that people seek revenge or take upon others to cope with what they experience. Something you wrote that was interesting was,”It’s very sad to hear that people are sometimes willing to kill their own family members.” I thought that what you wrote here is great e…[Read more]

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  • Dear PJ,
    I am happy that someone is trying to inform people that the U.S. educational system is not a good way for kids to learn. A sentence that you wrote that stood out to me is “Memorization also causes stress in teens that can lead to things like cheating or a lack of wanting to learn.” I think this is showing that the memorizing stuff that…[Read more]

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