5 Wholesome Lessons from Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland was published in the 1860s by a man named Lewis Carroll. There have been movies made based on this fantastical book and it continues to be popular in the 21st century. It's a fun read full of madness and anomalous events. Here are five wholesome life lessons found in this classic tale:... Continue Reading →

The Wall Has Fallen

Before the night ends // he’ll come for us all He’ll arrive with troops // the dead hear his call They rise from the ground // barely bone and flesh To bring on the night // our watch now begins Men saying goodbyes // children hide below Hear the mourning cries // leaving food for... Continue Reading →

My Personal Curse

My personal curseWriting this verseNo one to read itCould be much worseI could be like youA cruel lying fakeWith petty concernsAnd mistaken faithBut you are no matterI only fight for meConcerned not of othersI accept my diseaseMy personal curseWriting these linesTo be forever unreadAt least it’s mine

5 Disturbing Life Lessons from Animal Farm

In 1945 George Orwell released his iconic novella, Animal Farm. Schools across the country continue to read this book to this day due to its political symbolism and simple/direct metaphors. This short book only has about 140 pages, but it's filled with truth and thought provoking scenes. There's much to be learned from Orwell's classic.... Continue Reading →

4 Insightful Life Lessons from…Rude People

No matter who you are or where you find yourself wandering, rude people are unfortunately unavoidable from time to time. Especially when working for the public and dealing with customers, it's inevitable that we all come across these unpleasant humans occasionally. It's never fun to encounter those who are impolite and disrespectful, but looking on... Continue Reading →

Everything and Nothing (Simultaneously)

I feel like nothingGoing through motionsJust to surviveWe have to keep movingThough what I needIs a day to be the nothing I amTo Barely exist To freely persistInto the black voidWhere I will beOnce and for allThe nothing I feelThis is a dayOf no moving forwardNo moving onAll feelingsPast, present, and future All within in meIn this moment On... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones Haikus

They remember himThe mad king that burned them allAlways infamousThe North and the SouthMen always fight for the landIt belongs to noneAn army of deadOf ice, stone, and pale blue eyesThey kill and they takeWars rage and blood poursFor a throne of melted swordsAll dead for nothing

3 Tips from The Most Dangerous Game

Published in 1924, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is a suspenseful short story. The main character, Rainsford, is sailing by a mysterious island on his way to the Amazon to hunt jaguars. He and his mate discuss the ominous land in the distance. Rainsford admits he has a bad feeling about the place... Continue Reading →

Sea Rim State Park

The winds were kindThe seas were smoothSailing was simpleThe fears removedUntil came the SharksHungry for bloodDorsal fins aroseBodies went numbNo ship could protectJust wood on waterAgainst the beastsEager to slaughterThe calm seas were liesThey hid the truthNow the sharks circleThe journey is through

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