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by anonymous

Like a lot of people, I have fallen in love. I know the term falling in love is very controversial. I believe falling is the right word, no one intends to fall in love, it’s an act in which we cannot predict. Falling. With those thoughts in mind, people don’t fall for people that are always good for us. If we did the media would be bland and so would life. I enjoy watching people fall in love or being in love. It’s nice to watch from afar because then you can’t get hurt in the crossfire. Love is a very trivial topic, its one glamorized by the media whether it’s good or bad. My personal take on it used to be that it was stupid, soulmates weren’t a thing. People aren’t destined to marry or fall in love with this one specific person. No. It’s not logical. It doesn’t make sense. Love is simply an act in which we use to make ourselves more likely to reproduce. Right? No. It’s not right. When you live in a bubble filled with toxicity it’s hard to breathe fresh air if you block out the sun you will never see the light. I wish I were able to go back and tell myself so many different things to change the outcome of what is or what was. I don’t regret it anymore. Some nights are restless with the constant fear and nervousness of not knowing what the future holds. Of not understanding why things happened the way they did. I will never not be afraid of love.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: Book Review

 By McKenzie Trejo

     In honor of the recently published prequel of the Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, I decided to review The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was published May 19, 2020, and this year it will be made into a movie. I have had the book for quite some time now and finally decided to read it. The online rating of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a 4.6 out of 5. The novel being a prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy, I would say this book is better than all three. I recommend this novel to lovers of the Hunger Games, and even if you have not read the Hunger Games trilogy you can still read this book and I would say you should. The book has a very steady pace and while reading I was not finding myself wanting to skip ahead, the chapters on average are about 16 pages long, but when reading the chapters go by quickly. Spanning 30 chapters long, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is full of action, drama, romance and devastation, but do not let that get you down.

     Rating the characters, I would say they were a 5 out of 5 they all have incredible personalities and lots of emotion, Suzanne Collins does a superb job when it comes to writing characters who stand out in all her books. In gist main character Coriolanus snow is the first along with 24 other students who are in their last year of academics and are the first mentors of the tenth annual Hunger Games. Coriolanus is paired with Lucy Gray, a girl who likes to make an impression. Will there be unlikely pairing benefit when it comes to the games, read to find out!

Free write

I’m from poverty and drug abuse.

Gun violence and alcoholism

I’m from  liquor store, Church, funeral home.

I’m from pastors that preach like wallets.

I’m from drive by’s and bail money,

I’m from project kids and dropouts,

I’m from slanging dope to make a living.

I’m from no one ever makes it that far,

I’m from a place where dreams are crushed, and opportunities are taken away too early.

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