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Captivating Sunflower

Captivating Sunflower

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2020

It is you I see Swaying left and right with every breeze Petals dangling Bees sampling Above, you are towering In the light, showering The sun shines for you in all you go through It is foreign to ever see you be blue On the rainiest days, you stand tall without any visible sc...

Purehearted

Purehearted

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Only purest hearts heal a broken one, Only the purest hearts stun the evil. Only the coldest, darkest hearts run, Only the coldest hearts create upheaval. If you find a pure heart, you find pure souls, The only one that can heal broken hearts. Only the purest, lightest hearts are who...

The Perfect White Christmas

The Perfect White Christmas

Mayah Talbot, Staff writer

December 17, 2019

When I think precipitation,  I see heavy clouds; Snow clouds roll into the cold night; It’s the snow that makes you shiver.    A blizzard it has become;  The arctic winds of the storm; Millions of snowflakes fall,  And are being pushed around Thirteen inches of snow pile up...

I Am

I Am

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

I am from shivering cold winters, Where the snowmen towered over me And the conifers grazed the sky. I am from puffy jackets And too many layers of mittens and socks To keep me warm.   I am from the cul de sac across the street, Where I learned to ride my bike And where the neighbors g...

My Definition of Love

My Definition of Love

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Love is fake only thing good about weddings is cake Affection is dead it is a fairytale for children in bed Love isn’t real neither is the color teal made up to get you to buy the wrong dress to fail your girlfriend’s test, so more dresses you will buy then the bill wil...

It Was All Pretend

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Full of hardships, and misfortunes, It's hard just to face It shouldn't even matter but the memories are hard to erase   Our friendship became a disaster Everything I knew is gone You’ve shape shifted into a monster I thought you were someone to depend on   Th...

Heavenly Mess

Heavenly Mess

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Written for the souls, With holes for the hearts And for the emotions. That seem as empty as the oceans Themselves. The music brought them back, Until the silence that comes After it is all over.

Dear Love

Dear Love

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Dear love,  How can you love and Hate?    you love to hate don’t you?   don’t worry though, i already knew.   Hate is an ugly person.    he is aggressive   he deprives you of self worth.    but it's an obsession that drives y...

Icy Blue

Icy Blue

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Icy Blue, like your eyes Snow drifts Down       Down             Down Until it kisses the Earth Melting in the remnant heat Of a Summer trapped Frozen in the roots of a tree Under which we stand Feeling the warmth inside Despite the Icy Blue Which t...

A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Miracle

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

On July 14, 10-year-old, Emily Marksdale was diagnosed with Leukemia. Emily’s life began to change very quickly. One moment, she enjoyed all things 10-year-old girls enjoy. She attended birthday parties, sleepovers, went to church, she danced ballet and competed with the Sparks, her local gymnastic...

They Say

They Say

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

She doesn’t exist they say, She will never exist they say, But she knows in her heart She will always exist. She’s crazy they say, She’ll always be crazy they say, And she knows she might be A little crazy. She doesn’t matter they say; She doesn’t need to matter they...

John Wolf

John Wolf

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

My car drove begrudgingly up the winding gravel road, leading up to my next photography assignment: an old mansion once owned by John Wolf, a prominent businessman in our town. For the past few months, I have been capturing historical landmarks that have shaped this town to the small but grand communit...

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