Poems – May 28th

For my final project in AP Literature, I had to create four poems that reflected important literary themes. I decided I wanted others to be able to read them for what they are, maybe connect, or simply giggle at my attempt to write poetry. So with that being said, enjoy, (or not).

  1. Weeping Willow

Willow planted her roots

Where seedlings stomped in their boots

Where whistling was the bird’s call

And people were free, after all

 

Willow began to sprout into a limber beauty

While the shaded ones were ridiculed

While the light ones were quite snooty

And people were free, not to be fooled

 

Willow adored the marshland

Indeed, adored all good and evil

Would never hurt a touching hand

And yearned to be one of the people

 

But as years went by, Willow began to understand

Why brightness was put first

Why darkness got the backhand

And why the universe starved with thirst

 

For, people were just afraid

Scared of uncertainty

So the maid will remain the maid

And Willow will weep as only a willow tree

2. The Blue Man

The Blue Man was the best of the best

Dominant, on a roll, could never be stopped

The Blue Man was logical, precise, and never late

Studious, on the ball, could never be topped

 

But the Blue man was indeed, blue

Bluer than the blue tinted car he drove

Bluer than the bluest star that shined at night

The bluest blueberry a bunny could find

 

The Blue Man wanted to be just like the Orange Man

 

The Orange man was just shy of being the worst of the worst

Lazy, care-free, always on the path of freedom

The Orange man was silly, fun, and always happy

A sense of thrill the Blue Man quenched for

 

The Orange Man was a joyous beam of light

More Orange than the ice cream dripping from the little girl’s cone

More Orange than the most tropical flower in a jungle

The most Orange orange a monkey could find

 

But, the Orange Man wanted to be just like the Blue Man.

 

And so, the battle poured on and on

Between the Blue and the Orange Man.

3. Ice Cream Parlor

“You know, she once use to be my partner on a hot and muggy day,

Especially on those evenings where we got hot fudge sundaes;

Or when the rain poured and we played indoors with dominoes

Oh, how I loved the way Meredith said I looked funny with my daddy’s nose”

 

“As birthdays turned into just another day,

As picking grass turned into smoking it,

As juice boxes turned into liquor cases,

The simple touch of her against me on sleeping bags as we lay

Began to slowly fade into a memory of nonexistent”

 

“My trips with Meredith came once in a blue moon,

No more trips to the nearby ice cream parlor,

And her moving on came all too soon”

 

“But tides turn, sand shifts, and leaves fall;

Nature doesn’t skip a beat over a dead ladybug,

So neither should I”

4. Sun and Moon

The sun was the mightiest star

Who lit up the world at the crack of dawn

The sun was the strongest by far

A goddess the people worshipped in the amazon

 

The sun brought beams of light to the cattle and crops

Made the beautiful plants and tree roots dig deep

Brightened the day as it dried rain drops

And allowed the shepherd’s sheep to leap

 

While the sun was praised for it’s importance,

No one knew the moon was more than a pretty sight

Thus the moon sat quietly under the sun’s dominance

For the sun rays were more important that the moonlight

 

No one knew the moon shifted the ocean tides,

Or that it helped their fear of the night,

And helped free slaves as a guide,

Or simply that it makes the earth spin simply right.

 

So the moon sat and waited,

As only the sun got congratulated

Thanks for getting all the way to here, hope you enjoyed 🙂 Remember to keep looking for those dragonflies!

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Finding Your Passion

It’s no secret I love to write. I work for the local newspaper, run two separate blogs, and excel in my Journalism & English classes.

However, is writing my destiny? Maybe. Maybe not. I’m still trying to figure out my life purpose, but I do know that writing has become one of my biggest passions.

So, what is passion exactly?  According to Dictionary.com, passion is defined as;

Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate

Passion is a feeling that overwhelms you, in a good way. Passion makes you want to pick that guitar or violin up and keep learning more notes. Passion is that drive to better your skills, all the while loving the process and results.

For me, writing is my passion because I love the thrill of sharing my thoughts in a creative way. Writing makes me feel confident and I sincerely enjoy the process of overcoming a writer’s block.

Finding your passion should not be a difficult or stressful journey. So, here are some of my suggestions to follow in order to find your passion:

  • Pay attention to what you find enjoyable, even the little things!
  • Don’t go looking for it, let it come to you
  • Listen to what your friends and family say about your talents
  • Passions can be anything, don’t worry if it is unpopular too
  • Think about what gets you excited, or the opposite

Throughout your journey, never give up with your passions

 

 

Dragonfly Spotting – May 17th

I would like to start documenting each time I stumble across a dragonfly in my daily life. So, I thought, why not publish each entry onto my blog?

Seeing dragonflies is no coincidence, one only appears when it needs to show light in a situation or bring attention to an event.

May 17th, 2017: While I was on a quick nature walk with one of my close friends today, a big, beautiful dragonfly slowly buzzed passed us on the riverbank. I immediately grew ecstatic, for dragonfly spottings symbolize transformation or self-realization. The dragonfly came towards us a little after receiving good news from my friend, a case where good news means absolutely everything to them in a difficult time. The dragonfly confirmed that what they had shared with me will indeed lead to greater news and a deeper transformation of the soul.

If you or a loved one experiences the effect of the dragonfly, remember it is no coincidence that one appeared. Dragonflies serve as a spiritual message for people.

Thank you for reading and enjoy this beautiful day! (Watch out for ticks!)

I plan on writing an article very soon!

Energy Vampires

When I first created this blog, I was not aware of the stressful and worrisome events that were at the brink of my horizon.  One event led to another – school, work, friends and family problems, college decision-making, – and so much more simply knocked me off course, something I refer to as being under the influence of “energy vampires”. I finally realized I had lost the time, passion, and energy to do what I love most – writing.

I finally broke through my so-called “funk” after reading an article that made me think, “Why have I stopped doing this? Why am I letting so much effect my lifestyle?”. I dedicated tonight to sit down, take the necessary time to revamp my blog’s appearance and to conjure up the ability to type up this post. Even though I am physically tired from today while writing this, I honestly haven’t felt more at peace in a very long time.

Writing opens doors to where I can express my emotions and/or thoughts to people without the anxiety of physically being in their presence. This blog always allowed me to clear my mind, while simultaneously allowing people to connect or share my way of life.

I got so caught up in every little thing the past couple of months, that I allowed my energy to be drained enough to no longer do what I love. When I think about “Energy Vampires”, I personally am talking about anything, living or not, that sucks the energy out of your motivation and commitment. This could be your job, a friend, family member, boss, girlfriend/boyfriend, school, college, – anything that keeps you from continuing your passions or hobbies. It’s common, but I have learned that you cannot let these things stop you from living your life.

Always remember there is an alternate path that can lead you to happiness. Do not be afraid to let go of someone or something, especially when it is in your best interest. Being afraid to stand up for yourself or make that change in lifestyle is your number one enemy. Honestly, just do itChange your career. Go back to college. Tell your coworker how you honestly feel. Tryout for that elite sports team. Drop that immature friend. Do not feel guilty for doing what is best for you.

Be like the dragonfly and make the change !