A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #4

In A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, we can get a close look at how things start to take a turn while everything seems to go fine at the last Chapter of the novel. Having returned to his new home in Freetown with his new family was aliviating and like a fresh start for … Continue reading A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #4

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A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #3

In A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy soldier by Ishmael Beah we are able to see many ups and downs, a passage that shows one of these ups is the following, "I joined the army really because of the loss of my family and starvation. I wanted to avenge the deaths of my family.” he … Continue reading A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #3

A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #2

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah is an "extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty." This firsthand account novel, deals with a series of memoirs told from the innocent heart of a young boy who struggles to deal with surviving and tensions during the menacing civil war as he fought … Continue reading A Long Way Gone: Reader’s Response Log #2

Poetry Friday: “Nature’s carpet”

     Right now I am sitting in between this border of gray and green At my left there is silence, suspense, nostalgia At my right hope, joy, success   So I just stare at my right Bright and soft It moves with the wind as if it were doing the happy dance   It … Continue reading Poetry Friday: “Nature’s carpet”

Words on Wednesday

A brief informational article.. As a conscientious student, I am writing to those of you who haven’t heard or lack of information on the striking news and side effects of hurricane Irma. To begin, on Sunday 10th, Hurricane Irma left millions of people struck by its bizarre impact on the U.S. state of Florida. It … Continue reading Words on Wednesday

My Open letter Pitch to the Time Magazine Editor

  September 11, 2017 Dear Time Magazine Editor, Not very long ago, the world was able to hear a life changing calamity at Charlottesville, Virginia. Many people around the world have shared to us their controversial opinions in regards to what others have said by simply attending the rallies and/or speaking up. In my case, … Continue reading My Open letter Pitch to the Time Magazine Editor

Poetry Friday: A sweet explosion

            I sit on my chair, Freezing cold, serene winds of December touch my feet Deep dark hue of color, Bittersweet smell Nothing better than the hot steam rising up through my face A profusion of happiness, Magnificent splendor  The perfect combination     It has always been chocolate with … Continue reading Poetry Friday: A sweet explosion

An Open Letter to a white supremacist

Panama City, Panama September 5, 2017   Dear Peter Tefft,        It has been long since I've heard about the Charlottesville, Virginia incident and those protests at the Confederate General's statue of Robert E. Lee. Since then, I have been thinking and reflecting both at home and at school about the beliefs that people … Continue reading An Open Letter to a white supremacist

Poetry Friday: Robert Edward Lee- A found poem

  Robert Edward Lee   In his dashing (if sometimes depressive) Antebellum prime, He may have been the most beautiful person In America, A sort of precursorcross Between Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. He was in his Element Gossiping with belles About their beaux At balls.   In theaters of grinding, Hellish Human Carnage He … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Robert Edward Lee- A found poem