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  • “Fading” by Colt Kreeger

    This city of oil:
    Boom birthed bustling boroughs here.
    Now houses rot silently

    somber like tombstones
    memorializing lifeless dreams.

    This oil town knows,
    Boom begets bust.
    Like Ame

    Fading

    “Fading” by Colt Kreeger This city of oil: Boom birthed bustling boroughs here. Now houses rot silently somber like tombstones memorializing lifeless dreams. This oil town knows, Boom begets bust. Like America, we still dream big, just need to unearth our new gold.

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  • A Sunday Morning in the Mountains

     

    You can’t remember the last time

    there wasn’t snow. 

    Is it actually fall?

    The TV is playing cartoons

    The smell of coffee 

    You can hear your daughter 

    playing in her roo

    A Sunday Morning in the Mountains

    A Sunday Morning in the Mountains   You can’t remember the last time there wasn’t snow.  Is it actually fall? The TV is playing cartoons The smell of coffee  You can hear your daughter  playing in her room.  You realize that this this is the life you have been...

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    • Dear Katie,

      I was nostalgic while reading your poem “A Sunday Morning in the Mountains”. I have grown up around mountains my whole life, but have hardly been able to visit them this year as there have been massive wildfires where I live and the roads have been closed for months. I am nostalgic for the snowy, sweet days you describe.

      One stanza that stands out for me is:

      “You realize that this

      this is the life you have been dreaming of

      Living in the mountains.”

      I was fond of these lines, as I often wonder if moving to the mountains would be good for my soul as it seems good for yours.

      Your poem reminds me to be peaceful and express gratitude, which I really needed to focus on right now in my life.

      Thank you for your poem.

  • Little town

    Little town is my town, bound by the South PlatteLittletonLined with memories of people come and goneAnd family of many generations. Little town is my town, my childhood it holdsLittleton remains a place of my past my present continues to unfoldLittletonMy...

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    • I like your poem because it talks about why you like your town.

    • I enjoyed the your poem because it showcases your love for hometown. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

    • Your poem is very similar to Mi Pueblo, I think this because you both say the name of your town and then say “My town” after that. I look forward to reading more of your poems it truly is a great poem!

    • Dear Megan,
      I am excited by your poem “Little Town”, because it reminds me of Montenegro because there are twin villages. One line that stands out for me is, “Lined with memories of people come and gone/ And family of many generations,” I think because it reminds me of socializing with my family in Montenegro and going to events with them in the summer. Another line that stands out for me is, “My town, my home” because Montenegro is my home and it will always be because it’s so much fun. Your poem reminds me of Montenegro because the mountain and beaches are beautiful and calm. Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next about your town.

    • Dear Megan,
      I am fascinated by your poem, “Little town,” because it says so much about you. But at the same time it doesn’t reveal much.
      One line that stands out for me is, “And family of many generations. ”. I think this line is intriguing because what is it that made them stay.
      Another line that stands out for me is, “Littleton remains a place of my past my present continues to unfold Littleton”. I think this line is compelling because it seems that you’ll never forget where you come from.
      Your poem reminds me of a story that I once heard.The book was about a boy and his tree. He loved his tree. Throughout his life he uses his tree.
      Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. I hope you can continue to write poems like these.

  •  I would Journey along the scenic byways of the Rocky Mountains at sunrise Hike an unexplored trail at dawn and Breathe deeply, inhaling and exhaling slowly to enter into a meditative state To appreciate a

    Telluride

     I would Journey along the scenic byways of the Rocky Mountains at sunrise Hike an unexplored trail at dawn and Breathe deeply, inhaling and exhaling slowly to enter into a meditative state To appreciate a peaceful state of being...

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    • I like your poem because it explains how you enjoy going hiking and it talks about nature.

    • I live in Colorado and have been through Telluride a hand full of times. It truly is beautiful. Your poem captures the feel of the environment there and how one can only fully embrace the scenery if out in nature hiking or doing some activity that enables one to become one with nature.

  • Home welcomes me every evening with eyes wide and glowing with happy light.   Home’s smile is wide – inviting me into the familiar sights, smells, and sounds. Once inside, her hug is warm and comforting, I feel

    So This Is Home...

    Home welcomes me every evening with eyes wide and glowing with happy light.   Home’s smile is wide - inviting me into the familiar sights, smells, and sounds. Once inside, her hug is warm and comforting, I feel safe and loved. She takes care of...

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    • I relate to your poem a lot , seeing as i enjoy being home as well. Home is safe space. Great writing.

    • Dear LaNae,

      I was excited to read your poem, as I wanted to see your unique description of what home is to you. It seems everyone has different definitions or associations with the word “home”, and I enjoyed reading your personal definition.

      One line that stood out to me from your poem was “She lets me lay my head down to rest with complete ease and watches over me until I wake to start another day.” Your personification of home is very sweet and makes me happy that I am in my home right now, about to lay my own head down.

      Your poem also reminds me of my childhood home.

      Thank you for your poem.

  • He was born prematurely Ten days in a test tube He had hope for freedom His parents didn’t stop crying   He finally arrived home He was put in a cradle Like a boxing arena He was thinking about freedom   He was

    Hope for freedom

    He was born prematurely Ten days in a test tube He had hope for freedom His parents didn’t stop crying   He finally arrived home He was put in a cradle Like a boxing arena He was thinking about...

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    • I really like this poem and the accompanying photo! I had not considered space as a “place” – when I wrote my poem I only thought in terms of very specific places. The line “the video game was his friend” is intriguing because video games so often have a negative reputation. And I like how the last three stanzas all consider freedom with a different verb. The poem also makes me wonder what kept him from having freedom before “the stars called him.” Thank you for this poem that gives the reader a lot to think about!

  • Flesh and Blood (But Mostly Blood)

    Blood is a part of my life. Not because I’m injured frequently, but because I was born with a condition. A condition that about half of the population shares. I was born with

    Flesh and Blood (But Mostly Blood)

    Flesh and Blood (But Mostly Blood) Blood is a part of my life. Not because I'm injured frequently, but because I was born with a condition. A condition that about half of the population shares. I was born with ovaries. When...

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  • Dear Mr. Vasquez,

    I was always one to say what’s on my mind. In fact, I might have said more than I was supposed to. Always scolded by my mother, “No andes diciendo todo, aprende a tener filtro mija por fav

    Olea-Cervantes

    Dear Mr. Vasquez, I was always one to say what’s on my mind. In fact, I might have said more than I was supposed to. Always scolded by my mother, “No andes diciendo todo, aprende a tener filtro mija por...

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  • To the faded red button-up coated in white hibiscus flowers:

    I saw you idly sitting on a shelf, some guy in a polo giving you a second glance. I watched, desperately hoping he’d walk away. When he did, I tried t

    An Open Letter To The Things In My Closet

    To the faded red button-up coated in white hibiscus flowers: I saw you idly sitting on a shelf, some guy in a polo giving you a second glance. I watched, desperately hoping he’d walk away. When he did, I tried...

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  • Falling in love

    Have you ever fallen in love? I mean really truly fell in love. Well, I have, at least I got as close as I could. I fell in love with dance. For as long as I can remember the feeling of throwing

    Falling in love

    Falling in love Have you ever fallen in love? I mean really truly fell in love. Well, I have, at least I got as close as I could. I fell in love with dance. For as long as I can...

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  • Cassette tape

     

    Will you be the harmony to my melody and finish this duet?

    -NRV

     

    Cassette tapes; walkmans; stereos; cd players. Chocolate; flowers; poetry; love.

    They’re nothing but lost things, waiting to

    Cassette Tapes

    Cassette tape   Will you be the harmony to my melody and finish this duet? -NRV   Cassette tapes; walkmans; stereos; cd players. Chocolate; flowers; poetry; love. They’re nothing but lost things, waiting to be found by Tinker Bell    “Somewhere only we know” -Miki Ratsula  The song of...

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  • An Egalitarian Society

    Throughout history, and the present time, men have been considered as the superior gender. The ones that conquered lands and ruled empires. Women weren’t allowed to do any of those t

    An Egalitarian Society

    An Egalitarian Society Throughout history, and the present time, men have been considered as the superior gender. The ones that conquered lands and ruled empires. Women weren’t allowed to do any of those things.  But, what if both women and...

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  • Feel the flow

     

    Have you ever wondered why we’re here? why we exist? I often find myself thinking about this, but I can never come up with the right answer. Life is too complex and difficult to understand. Like

    Feel the flow

    Feel the flow   Have you ever wondered why we're here? why we exist? I often find myself thinking about this, but I can never come up with the right answer. Life is too complex and difficult to understand. Like a...

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  • I sat there, my back hunched, and my glasses reflecting the light that was coming from the monitor in the dark room.The pc was on and was starting to heat up. I could spend hours like this and not worry about

    Virtually Admitted

    I sat there, my back hunched, and my glasses reflecting the light that was coming from the monitor in the dark room.The pc was on and was starting to heat up. I could spend hours like this and not...

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  • Hands are funky little things. Doing something as simple as grabbing my phone, brushing my hair, even typing this up right now, makes me realize how amazing they really are, for allowing us to do so much. Life

    Jazz Hands

    Hands are funky little things. Doing something as simple as grabbing my phone, brushing my hair, even typing this up right now, makes me realize how amazing they really are, for allowing us to do so much. Life would...

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  • One big impact in my life was my brother leaving home. It was simple, he no longer liked school. It all started when he stayed out late at the age of 16. He began to date girls, and he wanted to be older. He told

    What Went On In My Life

    One big impact in my life was my brother leaving home. It was simple, he no longer liked school. It all started when he stayed out late at the age of 16. He began to date girls, and he...

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    Hi, New Family

     

    We sit at the table conversing while eating a meal we were invited to. Talking and having fun. Soon I hear my biological aunt say we’re “adopting” a new family. She says she was joking,

    Hi, New Family

      Hi, New Family   We sit at the table conversing while eating a meal we were invited to. Talking and having fun. Soon I hear my biological aunt say we’re “adopting” a new family. She says she was joking, but we...

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  • Winter is the coldest season of the year, not a lot of people enjoy the cold season. But me? I love the cold season. You watch the snow fall, or so I’ve seen in movies because here in Austin it doesn’t snow, but

    Winter season is my season

    Winter is the coldest season of the year, not a lot of people enjoy the cold season. But me? I love the cold season. You watch the snow fall, or so I’ve seen in movies because here in Austin...

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    • Dear Liz vazquez:
      I am happy with your post “La Temporada de invierno es mi temporada” because a mi tambien me gusta el invierno porque tomo chocolate caliente.También me gusta por que puedo estar en mi cama con mis cobijas viendo youtube.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “me alegra esta temporada”creo que esto es emocionante porque viene el tiempo de navidad de pasar tiempo con tus seres queridos.También porque después del frio podemos ir a las montañas a la nieve.

      Gracias por tu escritura espero ver lo que escribes a continuación por qué me gustó mucho tu escritura. Habla sobre el tiempo que te gusta a ti y es unos de tus tiempos favoritos.

  • We celebrate Global Diginity Day by giving to charities an helping people as much as we can. Some of the thing can be helping your maid an rrespecting her in the school. We saw several presentations on the stage

    Equality on Global Dignity Day

    We celebrate Global Diginity Day by giving to charities an helping people as much as we can. Some of the thing can be helping your maid an rrespecting her in the school. We saw several presentations on the stage...

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  • I will celebrate Global Dignity Day by showing respect to everyone. Helping each other and treating everyone equally. Not teasing anyone. Making new friends. Turning my enemies in friends.

    Global Dignity Day By Mayur, Zayyan

    I will celebrate Global Dignity Day by showing respect to everyone. Helping each other and treating everyone equally. Not teasing anyone. Making new friends. Turning my enemies in friends.

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  • happy dignity day what is the meaning of dignity ? do you know why we celebrate dignity day we should celebrate dignity every single day in our life because dignity means respect and we should respect everyone but

    global dignity.org

    happy dignity day what is the meaning of dignity ? do you know why we celebrate dignity day we should celebrate dignity every single day in our life because dignity means respect and we should respect everyone but not...

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  • Global Dignity Day
    Global dignity day comes every year on 16 October and people celebrate dignity and equality
    amongst themselves each year. On this day, people donate to the less priviliged people
    and get

    Global Dignity Day

    Global Dignity Day Global dignity day comes every year on 16 October and people celebrate dignity and equality amongst themselves each year. On this day, people donate to the less priviliged people and get involved in festivals or even organize festivals...

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    • Hey Hamza, thank you for your article! I learned what Global Dignity Day is and what people do for it. This information will help me in preparation for the day.

  • Global Dignity is an independent, non-political organization that is working towards dignity for all people by creating a global conversation about dignity, and promoting dignity-based leadership to discuss the

    GLOBAL DIGNITIY DAY

    Global Dignity is an independent, non-political organization that is working towards dignity for all people by creating a global conversation about dignity, and promoting dignity-based leadership to discuss the issue of dignity with young people. An annual Dignity Day...

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    • Hi Shahbaz, I enjoyed reading your post about dignity.I agree with you 100%, dignity is one of the most import things people can have, people should be proud of who they are and not be afraid to be themselves.

    • Shahbaz, thank you for teaching me about Global Dignity Day. I didn’t previously know that it existed. I agree with you that having a dignified life should be a basic human right. I wonder if in my classes, we will discuss the meaning of dignity as well. It would be interesting to see how others define dignity because everyone has their own interpretations of the word.

    • Hello Shahbaz, thank you for your discussion about Global Dignity Day. I know that in your post you talked about how it wants to promote a global discussion about dignity of all people, but I was curious about whether or not this holiday is actually celebrated internationally? I only ask this because I feel like for a holiday dubbed Global Dignity Day should have quite a bit of global representation. Thank you for your post.

  • HELLO DIGNITY DAY

    DIGNITY

    HELLO DIGNITY DAY

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