The selection of poems was written when I was posed the question, “Is there an African-American Dream?” In my literature class, during a discussion about hope, freedom, and dreams, the question stuck out because every one of my peers’ answers were different.
I’m very comfortable with driving because I’ve had tons of practice with my parents on and off the highway. My parents are trying really hard to continue to give me the freedom to go where I please when I please, and they’ve been giving me that for most of my life and I am totally appreciative. But you know how parents are.
I remember the first time I heard their song ¨Supermassive Black Hole¨while watching “Twilight.” The guitar riffs and the lead singer’s vocals led me to look them up on YouTube. Listening to songs like the one from “Twilight” led me to listen to others such as ¨Uprising,”“Knights of Cydonia”and ¨Hysteria.”I instantly became hooked to their music, and eventually I listened to all of their songs (thanks to Spotify).
As my sophomore year comes to a close, I reflect on the past few months with a slightly sour taste. Sophomore year was a particularly difficult year for me, and the fact that I’m not exactly sure why bamboozles me. Historically, my strategy of heavy procrastination, intense cramming, strong determination and strong friendships has allowed […]
I don’t strive to be different, I just strive to be me. And trust me, when you block all the haters, you won’t have to spend the rest of your life looking for yourself. When you’ve been with yourself since birth, the first time you took a breath, you just have to remember all the things you love, not just the things people love you for.
I advise teens to please immediately talk to an adult. To not keep it in. I built my walls up. I painted those walls with smiley faces. I don’t want other teens to go through what happened to me. I want teens to know that you aren’t alone.
But Why Should I? Because if you don’t, then who will? Because this is a war and the casualties are high. This is a battle and everyday people die against against an enemy who is hard to beat but we cannot accept defeat.