- Times Of War
Times of war
The sweat hung heavy on Steven's cold features. He was walking as calmly as he could down the corridor. Given the chance he may have been described as handsome, but none gave him the chance and Steven didn't really want them to. He was keeping a close eye on the shadows that covered every doorway, as people who were less fortunate than him often lurked there waiting for someone to mug. Who would have thought that the Human race would have come to this? Locked in an ...
- Thank God For Believers
Thank God For Believers
A single lie entangled my thoughts with confusion,
Like rumors through a hallway, the lie continues to grow.
Now spun is a web of wire.
I dread the day of truth and innocence.
Loss and emptiness fills the heart,
Remorse prevails when truth is revealed.
A desired love destroyed instantly,
And I am to blame.
Dark clouds blanket the sky,
Understanding the pain in my heart.
Tears fall from the skies,
To accompany the hurt from my eyes.
In the distan...
- A Million Men And A Donkey
A Million Men and a Donkey
What would you do if you were on a gregarious island with one million men and a donkey? Well, the superstitious beliefs that we consume through or journey called life brings this question into play. To answer this question, answering another one is necessary. If you had an Oedipus complex which shined through your teeth fervishly, would you admit it. I would guess not. Not in my case, but in the case of my dog. He had an Oedipus complex which showed throu...
- A Working Party
A Working Party
This poem is about a 'normal', 'average' man who came to the trenches only 3 hours before, and then is killed as he is doing his job of piling sandbags along the parapet.
Throughout this poem, Sassoon appeals to the emotions of the reader by trying to create an emotional attachment between the reader and the young man. He explains that
"He was a young man, with a meagre wife
And two small children in a Midland town;
He showed their photographs to all his mates,
- The Challenges Of Life
The Challenges of Life
we all know that action is the key to success
and we always try to be the very best
but in a world that will try to knock you down
you must have the strength to survive the final round
Growing up today you have to be wise
because its hard to tell the truth when its covered by the lies
The world can be cruel and the world can be kind
but you had better step up or you'll be left behind
For the young who learning and for the old who comprehend
death is still t...
- Skiing: A Fond Rememberance
Skiing: A Fond Rememberance
The admirable Triage Protagonist
I can still remember the first time I went downhill skiing. It was a cold and dry November day. It hadn't been snowing much at the time, so most of the snow on the hills was that slick, jet blown, artificial-ice/pseudo-snow. Not exactly what a first timer likes to start on.
My friend Michael had been trying to talk me into going on a skiing trip with him and the local Boy Scout troop for some time. I was afraid at first; I had heard...
- Indian Boarding School
Indian Boarding School
"Compressed emotions," that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, "What is poetry?" He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone tells you a story, it is usually like a shell. Rarely are all of the deepest and most personal emotions revealed effectively. A poem of that story would be like the inside of the shell. I...
- Teens Use Drugs, Because They WANT To.
Teens use Drugs, because they WANT to.
Many people have distorted views in this day and age. One of which, I believe, is the way people look at drugs, as well as, drug users. Being that it is now the year 2000, drugs have been around quite a long time. We should all know whats going on, and I think most do. However, I think most are too ignorant to admit the obvious. Like, why teenagers use drugs. Most try to come up with excuses such as, ...
- Exile And Pain In Three Elegiac Poems
Exile and Pain In Three Elegiac Poems
There is a great similarity between the three elegiac poems, The Wanderer, The Wife of Lament, and The Seafarer. This similarity is the theme of exile. Exile means separation, or banishment from ones native country, region, or home. During the Anglo Saxon period, exile caused a great amount of pain and grief. The theme is shown to have put great sadness into literature of this time period. The majority of the world's literature from the past cont...
- The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail
When I was in the seventh grade, our class went on a field trip to Cherokee, North Carolina. The trip lasted four days and three nights, but the adventure would last a lifetime. The experience allowed me to learn many things about myself and to reflect on the beauty that was all around me. We departed at six-thirty in the morning, and I was so excited. I had never been away on a school trip for longer than a few hours. I tossed my purple duffel bag into the sto...
- A Separation Of Life
A Separation of Life
Water, the median of life. Growing up in a small town nestled tightly in the arms of the wasatch front, I learned early the importance of nature. There was a fine line drawn between religion and the outdoors, and the quest of my life was to determine an appropriate balance. Water, signifying the line between the spiritual and physical, played an important role in my secular teachings. Cutting through the center of town it was the very phenomenon that I had gr...
- The Way Technology Has Changed Man: Hopkins And Wordsworth
The way Technology has changed Man: Hopkins and Wordsworth
"Where do you want to go today?". We all know this slogan of the most advanced software company in the world, Microsoft. The question we will soon have to answer is were we can't go today. William Wordsworth, a quaint man from the late 18th century and early 19th century, understood the need for change in this world and expressed a pre-mature concern for the future that still applies to this very day in "The world is too much w...
- You Need A...
You Need A...
You need a man, a man like me,
Together we will sail across the sea.
You need a man who doesn't run away in fright,
You need a man that will stay with you all night.
You need a man that will call you his queen,
You need a man strong enough to be king.
Cast off your so-called man, he knows not how to treat you right,
Cast off your so-called man, he's a baited hook you shouldn't bite.
I'm your man, your knight in shining armor,
I'm your man, who will treat you wi...
- Argumentative Essay About College
Argumentative Essay about College
Hey Ben! I was talking with Sean yesterday when he told me the news, you're planning to delay college. This came as a shock to me when I heard it. By not attending college, you may get a year's rest and a chance to think your decisions through, but if you ever do decide to attend college, you will miss out on a lot of opportunities as well. I think you should consider going to college rather than driving the open road after High School.
- Foster Child
But I guess tomorrow will flow away from the breath of today and cast to exist no more. For the world acts as a whore and gives you almost all you desire for ever more. But yet again me as a new born foster child yet to kill its mother, then again for no more for the world bore me and I will be her taker. So now go awake her.