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 Apr 29 awknight
Abi
Pandemic
 Apr 29 awknight
Abi
This is for the students who are losing hope:
The seniors who feel as though their accomplishments are amounting to nothing in the midst of this chaos. Those juniors who were finally going to get to go to prom and already went out and bought their fancy dresses. The sophomores who only got out of bed to see their friends. And the freshmen, what a way to start your high school experience. But to all the students who feel as though their best years are being ripped away from you, I promise you that your success is still your own and your dreams are still within reach. Just because you do not walk across the stage does not mean you have not earned your diploma. Do not give up hope to dance around in a beautiful dress, you will have more opportunities and if not, make your own
Your friends are only a phone call, a text, a Skype away. But don't forget that your family is around as well, hold on to those you love right now.
I know things seem so rough right now but there are still reasons to smile and rejoice.
The sun is still coming up and, as much as it doesn't feel like it, the Earth is continuing to spin and life will go on.
This is for those still out, working to make sure that we can all survive during the pandemonium:
The doctors, nurses, caregivers, janitors, grocery store workers, truck drivers, fast food workers, the mail people, the garbage people, and any essential workers. We see and acknowledge your sacrifices. We thank you endlessly for your devotion and can never repay all that you are doing for us right now. I know that you are risking everything, your own life, the wellbeing of your families, and possibly even your sanity to continue providing the services that we simply cannot live without. Your hard work and all that you are giving up is not going unnoticed nor unappreciated. Please, take care of yourselves as much as you are taking care of us.
I know things seem so rough right now but there are still reasons to smile and rejoice.
The sun is still coming up and, as much as it doesn't feel like it, the Earth is continuing to spin and life will go on.
This is to those sorry few who cannot seem to follow orders:
You are risking so much more than you realize, the worst has not yet struck and you are only fanning the flames. Please, for the love of whatever you hold close, listen to advisories. Keep to yourself. Do not spread this more than it is spreading itself. Human beings are dying in unnatural ways. There are those susceptible who are doing what they can but it really does take an army to fight this war. Stay at home, entertain yourself like the rest of us. This illness of the Earth will not pass if we do not take the steps necessary to let it.
I know things seem so rough right now but there are still reasons to smile and rejoice.
The sun is still coming up and, as much as it doesn't feel like it, the Earth is continuing to spin and life will go on.
To the susceptible, those clinging to hope and safety:
We stand with you (of course 6 feet away masks)
Stay hopeful and stay safe, take your medicine and wash your hands. Let other's know what is going on and do not be afraid to ask for help. There are so many willing to lend a (gloved) hand. The world is so full of fear and the NEWS is overwhelmingly negative. But there is light at this end of this tunnel and you can persevere. Stay positive and laugh as much as you can.
I know things seem so rough right now but there are still reasons to smile and rejoice.
The sun is still coming up and, as much as it doesn't feel like it, the Earth is continuing to spin and life will go on.
The list could go on, there are so many to reach. But to all, do not let this disease be the end of your happiness. So much is being taken away from all of us right now, some more than others. Acknowledge that, but also grow from it. The world has never been a fairy tale, we have all seen that and faced that reality with age. But in these trying time, cling to faith, walk with hope, and take this time to learn. As cliché as it may be, remember that there has to be a little rain in order for seeds to sprout and sprouts to bloom.
I truly understand how bleak this era appears but recall that we are living history, we are changing patterns and habits, we are making new connections (albeit not face to face), the Earth is healing itself, streams are clearing up, pollution is disappearing, lives are changing for better or for worse. This is an event in our lifetime, good or bad, that is happening. We cannot stop what has already made such a huge impact, but we can take it in stride and come together (not literally, please guys) to deal with this as all of humanity faces it.
Go in grace and for god's sake
Stay the **** home.
Wrote this in the midst of having a mental breakdown because my senior year has been completely obliterated.
 Nov 2018 awknight
Brynn S
Wildern
 Nov 2018 awknight
Brynn S
Those dark cold nights
The ones I held so dear
They dissipate as ends prove near
I was always blind
I fled from the silence
I ran to false profits
Those who gave me solace
A woman of straightedge
Narrowed by the path
Now holding fire
breath in the wrath
Lost in the found
I am poison
Fleeting through time
The hours conclude
The rasping grind
Run to the roses
For the thrones pierced your eyes
Darling of nature
Watch as all lies

With two eyes absent the third appears
 Aug 2018 awknight
Sun Drop
Caged
 Aug 2018 awknight
Sun Drop
Born into a world that boldly states it wants you dead.
Freaks atop soapboxes pay top-dollar for your head.
Resolution falters and your ego falls apart.
Human beings living in denial of their hearts.

*** is just a hobby to those hedonistic swine,
Twisted metamorphosis of evils intertwined.
More and more consumption just to fill the gaping void.
Lie upon your deathbed and recall what you've enjoyed;

Not the plastic figurines that sat upon your shelves,
Not the animated films you've watched since you were twelve,
Not pretentious critics or the artists they adore,
Selling out your soul, becoming satisfaction's *****?

Living like a rat will never justify the pain.
Running through the maze, the patterns etched into your brain.
Jump through hoops and maybe you'll receive another treat.
After all, the struggle makes your carcass taste so sweet.
people are reading "culture of critique"
 Jun 2018 awknight
Woody
I still dream of my father
crossing the pastures
on his one-eyed tractor
mowing acres of sorrow
heading east of a moon
that'll be gone tomorrow
turning one last time as
if to say: so long my son
there’s going to be days
of sunshine and plenty
more of rain as he went
along his way, and my
sadness waved back like
grain in fields of long past
summers and summers
before that, so long a time
ago I can remember only
on lonely nights of heat
lightning and the low
rumble of distant thunder.
A nice surprise on this Monday evening.  Thank you all very much for your reading and very nice comments. Please know that I appreciate all of you and your kind words. Thank you.

* To Ravinder Kumar Soni: Opinion entitled to and noted. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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