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Five And Alive

I grew up very poor and with a single mom in the throws of addiction. Often there was no money for food, and I was hungry a lot. On my fifth birthday (1986), a couple close family members were invited to go to a park to celebrate my birthday. No cake, no presents, not a problem. Except for my auntie. ...

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Survivor Not Statistic!

After enduring three years of abuse, and seeing it turn to my children I could not take it any more. Strength is more than the measure of muscle. Strength is the courage you muster to do even the things that seem impossible. That year there were 22,000 reported cases of abuse against children in my state. ...

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My whole life i have been bullied. i don't really remember a time when i haven't been bullied. the world is filled with them so you can't seem to get away from them no matter how hard you try. but i have learned that you must not believe what they say and believe what YOU have to say. bullies are just a waste of...

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The Coffee Place

I used to believe courtesy was a thing of the past. Very seldom have I encountered a courteous human being in this modern era of the so called Gen X. Recently, I had to change my thinking, when I came face to face with just such a human being. I had gone to a happening coffee place, with two of my grown up...

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Supporting Others

Well my name is America Valles and I am a sophomore at Ennis High School. And I would like to tell my story that inspired me to write it . However, my very passion is helping others in anything well basically most in health problems. For example, one day that I was in 5th grade sitting in my classroom doing some...

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The Morning Wonder

The morning whispers sing in my soul, I wake up early and speak to the birds and crows, While feeding them, pigeons and sparrows play beside my toes, Chirping and cheering all around, my heart races to the peak of joy, This silent hour of morning is when I thank the almighty lord. On the swing...

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Your Choice Is Here

Here I am laying down listening to the beat of my heart happier than ever stronger than ever. Got to the point in my life where I work every night till the sweat runs like water on the floor because I said enough is enough I stood up I listened and I made my choice. Now, now it is time for you to make yours are...

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You Can Do It!

It was my pre-medical student days when I was highly motivated to be a cardiologist. Hardly known to the fact that sometimes destiny holds you back, I was down with some-not-so-properly diagnosed auto-immunity disease. This led me to be in bed for almost 3 months, unwell and writing sad poems. Heart-broken,...

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The Small Moments That Can Light Up A Day

I have a Rewards Card for Showcase Cinema that allows me to earn rewards points with each purchase that I make at the theatre and periodically provides me with a free popcorn, soda or movie ticket coupon. I had recently accumulated enough rewards points to obtain a coupon for a free popcorn. Standing in the...

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So I'm stuck in O'hare airport on an extremely long weather delay, pacing up and down the terminal for some exercise, when I pass a wine bar for the twentieth time or so. But this time there is a young woman behind the roped off piano, playing what I can only describe as absolutely beautiful classical music. ...

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Don't Just Walk By

The university I attended had many students about 35,000. One early afternoon I was walking around the campus and found a female student sitting on the walkway with tears on her face. Everyone just walked by her so I decided to stop. I dropped my books and sat down on the path with her. It turned out that she...

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A Rainy Day

Let me tell one real story that happened a year ago . **I was driving in heavy rain ,it was so heavy that I got totally blind like ,so I stopped at a gas station . From parking lot to office of that station I walked on foot as rain and thunder scared me not to stay in the car .** when rain did not stop for two...

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You Can Be Different

My parents had split up and my sister and I were in a foster home. It wasn't a nice place to be and all of the children were eventually removed. It wasn't a good start in life. Some of the kids that were there were already well on their way to a life of crime. Waiting for the bus one morning they engaged in...

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An Arranged Marriage

Here is my story . The journey of a new life that I took with my husband has grown step by step, ……….Life indeed has come a long way… We had an arranged marriage, but love blossomed with the years sometimes knowingly sometimes unknowingly…its been an adventure we set out on together, discovering each...

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Loud Silence...

My inspiration is my son name John III, unfortunately he challenges obstacles everyday within himself diffcult to understand others. He has a big heart and a creative mind, but with a diagnosis of spectrum of autism his becoming is different and unpredictable everyday with a exposed motion I called loud...

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