• One land animal: a fearsome predator, often underestimated due to its depiction as a common children’s’ toy, the teddy bear. Another, a sea-dweller: the fiercest fish in the ocean, but one that cannot swim b

    • This is very well organized. It has a nice thesis at the beginning that you manage to stick to throughout. I am fully convinced a bear would be a shark in a battle to the death. However, if I were given the choice to either fight a bear or fight a shark, I would choose bear without hesitation. The reason is because we are totally helpless in the water. Once we step into the water we are no longer the apex predator. Also because its a loose loose situation and I would rather die feeling like I am fighting for my life and have a chance for survival rather than be completely helpless.

  • Adam,
    I enjoyed your poem. However, swimming sucks more. It’s basically just organized competitive drowning. 10/10 would agree with me and not you.

  • Kendall commented on the post, I.S.O. Jewel 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I relate to this poem. Running is my passion too, and without it, I am less happy and less healthy. When I can’t run, I’m not as good a person as when I do run. Good work sticking to the format! I appreciated this poem.

  • Mac,
    I remember when we played soccer together, and your line about missing church to go to soccer reminds me of how my pastor would always comment on how little my family went to church. I really enjoyed reading this work of writing!

  • MacKenzie,
    I enjoyed this poem. You really used strong imagery, which kept me reading until I finished, and the conversation is poignant and descriptive. You also used the literary device of rhyme very well in this poem!

  • A poem in the style of Giovanni


    there is a lawnmower shack

    in northern michigan

    renovated by my uncle to be a small cabin

    and i want to drive there


    to spend time with my

  • Kendall commented on the post, by the seaside 1 month, 1 week ago


    I really appreciated this poem, but it also made me wish for summer. I am tired of snow, and no longer have use for it, as ski season is over. Is summer your favorite season? Why or why not?

  • Ariel,

    What a nice poem! I enjoyed imagining the sun shining brightly and more brightly as I read this. Was there a specific experience that inspired you to write about this?

  • Tala,

    Thank you for posting this poem here. I was wondering if this was an In the Style Of poem? If so, who inspired this writing? A source would be much appreciated. I enjoyed this piece of writing!

  • Autumn,

    Thank you for sharing your poem here on Youth Voices. I really appreciate the imagery you used. It was strong enough that I could picture in my mind’s eye what you were writing about very clearly. I enjoyed reading your work. Thanks!

  • Ryan,
    I liked reading this letter. If you had had this advice when you were a freshman, would you have done things differently, or do you truly have “no regrets” as you mentioned? Why or why not? Overall, this was a very intriguing piece of writing that I enjoyed reading.

  • Ariel,
    Nice writing. This really offered me insight into your personality. I feel that I know you better now than I did before. What languages do you speak? Are you fluent? Are there any languages that you want to speak but don’t yet have mastery of? Solid work; I enjoyed reading this piece.

  • Andre,
    Fascinating story. I camp with my family during the summer months and we too have been victims of raccoon and other wild animal plundering. One fear always held central is that bears will smell food and come to our campsite. Thus, we usually keep food in a bear box or in the car. Do you do this? Why or why not? Interesting post!

  • Isa,
    I also wonder if my dog can feel emotion. I want my dog to love me as well, as he’s an important part of my family. Looking forward to another post on this subject!

  • Una vez, había un pequeño conejo. Se llamaba Pedro, y vivía en Guatemala con su familia. En su familia, eran cuatro. Una de sus madres se llamaba Esme, y ella era la más inteligente coneja en toda lat

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