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sometimes life can be complicated but when it finally comes down to it you only hope to be loved, not hated So you hold on tight and just take the hit I realize that love can be a gift that is ripped directly out of the soul those that love... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at First
Every place has a distinct feeling created by memories attached to them. For me (without sounding like I’m brown nosing) it is Fitz’s classroom. Fitz’s classroom is a symbol for the 9th grade, a symbol of freedom, learning, and everything it means to be a Fenn boy. As you step... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at First
Nature is like an orchestra of the most finely tuned and best musicians in the world. Every component has one job and comes together to create the most amazing miracle of a symphony. As I walk around my quiet neighborhood, with trees overhead and grass under my feet, I like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at First
I hate perfection. Unfortunately, in Economy by Thoreau, he perfectly explores the deepest parts of necessity and ultimately the human condition. His literary talent doesn’t give us a question, but makes us question ourselves and why we live the way we do. Thoreau is one of the best writers in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at First
I only need a few things in my life. Henry David Thoreau said you technically only need food, shelter, clothes, and fuel. Though this is true, even Thoreau couldn’t pull this off for more than a year. I think that companionship and entertainment are just as important as any of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at First
Spring: The smell of mud The taste of humid air Fond memories linger young morning awaits step outside to reveal the warm spring day The first birds chirp Thaws the snow And warms the heart The floors bloom Brightens the world And is extinguished These ones are probably my worst... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at First
The Beauty of The Outdoors Where life begins... “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Nature is the door to simplicity. I felt this when I was reading Economy by Thoreau. I could feel Thoreau’s perspective, and I agreed with him on how modern life can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at First
The first poem I read was The Night is Too Perfect. The poem details a perfect night, followed by the next morning when he will have to clean up after himself, reminding him of the enjoyment of the previous night. I can strongly relate to this. My family hosts Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at First
and every sentence a chord if every paragraph was a song and every essay an album if every poem was a flower and every sonnet a garden if every sentence rule and comma guideline was a brush stroke— maybe you’d understand art I enjoyed making this poem because I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at First
My poem is one of the most classic and popular poetic pieces of all time. It describes the biggest question that humanity has always had; life, or death. To be, or not to be, to exist, or to have no bearings. The piece thoroughly explains the ins and outs of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at First
Having walked in the hall for the two-thousand three-hundred and fifty-fourth time it was like any other day to the average Fenn scholar, but to Luke, it was different. Today was Lukes first day as a senior, the grand halls of Fenn rang with the history of Luke’s time there.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at First
The Fears Of Difference “Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.” People that are different are scary. Meeting new people can be one of the most nerve racking experiences of your life. Finding out that they are extremely different from you can be even worse. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at First
A happy man is ignorant. Personally, I would rather be wise. What good is it to be happy if you can’t understand the world around you? I think it’s important to be wise over being happy because of a couple things. First, A wise man must have many experiences, good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at First
Every once in a while, in the process of exploring the vast expanses of poetry in history, you find a gem. A gem I found, recently, was A Child’s Christmas In Wales. This poem hit me in a way that not many have, lately. No other poem can so accurately... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at First
“FFTradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ― Gustav Mahler Tradition is something that is completely natural and can’t be artificially created. I enjoy traditions because they are based on connections and memories you have had over the years. One of my favorite traditions in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at First
Time is precious, don’t waste it. I have had many experiences where I have squandered the small amount of time that I have been given. A particular memory that sticks out to me was in 4th grade when I was writing the second half of my fiction story to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at First
The structure of your life. As a teenager, it feels like you’re all on your own, but you’re nothing without your parents. Even though it doesn’t feel like it, every moment of your day from when you wake up to when your head hits your pillow is all due to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at First
What amazing imagery of your brain and how it works. Very powerful and relatable, Tim.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on Hard Times at Hibben
It’s very interesting seeing how much you know, because it was such a big part of your life for a time. Nice details Oscar.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on Power of Hardship at Patton
I liked when you talked about Fortnite Battle Royale, but make sure you stay specific in pronouns!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on The Power of Hard Times at Alpers
Extremely powerful and potent paragraph. Nice, Matthew!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2018 on The Power of Hard Times at First
What a little bit of failure can teach you ”You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” - Joel Osteen No good trail does not have some rocks along the way.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at First
The home outside your home “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” - Abraham Lincoln Certain places can have special emotions attached to them. For me, that place is on my porch overlooking Quissett harbor. It doesn’t matter if I’m reading a book, talking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at First