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    When I was 5 years old, I began kindergarten. I walked into the school with all of the other children who were taller than me. My teacher was very nice. And she had blonde hair. Her smile made me smile! But some of the other kids already knew each other, or so it seemed. “Oh no,” I thought, “I’m ...
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    In Honor of Chuck Ballard 1972-2016 April 6, 2016. Saint Francis Hospital. Day 3: My daddy’s fight against colorectal cancer came to an end that night, in a white hospital room surrounded by the people who loved him most. We’d known that it was coming for three days and we still weren’t ready. I’d been sitting beside his ...
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    “Possible risk of death.” What do you mean, a possible risk of death? Sure, are you kidding? That toxic haze I feel As if it’s already over. Sometimes I think that, l have been dead for years. Will today be the day, My heart stops beating? If I leave my mother behind, Will she be ...
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    This poem is for all those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. I have been thinking of this as of late. There is not a day that goes by I do not miss them, and this is an expression of that pain. For those, I mourn   I am sad today   For those, ...
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    When you are facing uncertainty in life, what do you do? You might respond with: going to see a therapist, meditating, saying a prayer for guidance, writing in a journal or having a cup of coffee and a heart to heart with a trusted friend. Something a bit more strange is taking hold in Asia, a practice which ...
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    Twenty years after her untimely death, the obsession with her is still there. As it rounds onto the exact date, documentaries sprout up around, from BBC to the royal family to a documentary on her personal life and in her personal words. All the documentaries hope to shed some light on Princess Diana’s life, but ...
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    For part 1 of Ellie’s Story, click here. I woke up with a pounding headache, probably from crying myself to sleep. It was Saturday morning, I looked over at the digital clock hanging over the doorway, and it read 9:30. Nine thirty, for the past month I’ve been waking up at exactly nine thirty, why? ...
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       A black hat,  concealing  a skull Yellowed with passage of time Inside Rest,  eyes, ocean blue beautiful specs of greens like a forest in rainy season An empty room,  TV on high, I can’t  silence your voice, beautiful, Charming,  dismal full of love. black fabric faded,  caressing the floor, you smell,   Comforting  of ...
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      This is an open letter to my best friend and sister who passed away this past February 2017. I wanted to write this letter to her and share the many emotions I have felt since her loss. She was someone so special whom I will always carry in my heart. However, since her passing, ...
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    For those of you unfamiliar with the subject of the film I’m Not Ashamed, it is about the Columbine High School massacre that occurred on April 20th, 1999 in Colorado. This was when two senior year high school students by the names of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on several students, killing 15 and injuring ...