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Be the person you needed when you were younger

This quote. Trigger. Quote. Trigger. Boom

The person who popped up in my head when I read this quote was directed to my father. A person who was so devoted, devoted to his work. 750 more words


Even Kids Cheat - Straight Savage

I first got cheated on when I was in grade 5 – quite a heart breaking story really, considering that I had no initial interest in the relationship to begin with. 186 more words


A Child's Time-In Simple Rhyme (149)

To stay in bed today is a must-

For on Memorial Day we do not catch the bus.



The mad rooster

One day, our landlord bought a new rooster for his flock of chickens. It was a big and fierce bird.

As I still was child of school age, I was more scared of this rooster than I was of cranky Old Hüls. 160 more words


Memorial Day Weekend

My sister called saying Dad is in the hospital and probably not going to make it. I fly home the next day, well not really home, but back to Iowa, flying into Waterloo airport on a prop plane and feeling nausea. 279 more words



A theft of emotion, transforming you into a blank slate–the materials found in a small section of Pennsylvania which lies on the East.

That’s where you can Coast into her mind, leaking magnificent thoughts. 293 more words


On Learning There Is Such a Thing as Failure by Maryanne Hannan (Me, as a Child Poetry Series)

On Learning There Is Such a Thing as Failure
by Maryanne Hannan

Everything makes more sense
why grownups bristle
how shadows have heft
why rivers hide their bottoms… 180 more words