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Deep Ends

Deep Ends

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Oh, how I longed to exist unapologetically To step onto the cold grass, barefoot To see what lies beneath the word: “me” However, what I found cannot be simply put; But I will try my best to explain this tremendous quest   The stage lights flash at my paralyzed body No char...

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...

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...

Foolish Girl

Foolish Girl

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

It has been in front of you your whole life.  Love doesn't exist the way you think it does.  Foolish girl,  You’re killing yourself over things like friendship.  You’re just a foolish girl,  For thinking anyone will save you from this endless pit.  (4 years later I read it back...

The Vessel

The Vessel

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Loving and hating;  laughing and crying;  relationships and disconnections;  these things make up the vessel of life.    This “vessel” as I call it  isn’t always the easiest ride.  The ocean blue waves around me seem to Always crash and collide,  Its white seaf...

A Sea of Emotion

A Sea of Emotion

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

From the river Into the woods He drifted With a sea of thoughts that could not be lifted He drifted Feelings and emotions The waves of his mind came flooding in a chorus of voices He thought of all of his choices The moon was high Stars floated motionlessly in the sky All was silent Stumbl...

Across the Ocean

Across the Ocean

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

My world is so blue, Full of bright skies. My water always Running, hot when I tell it to be   The sheets that hug My plush mattress Smell like a fresh breeze, Soft and full of dreams That could come to be   I have never been scared, Truly scared for my...

To My Friend

To My Friend

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017

I can see the pain written on the canvas of your heart.  Believe me when I say I have tried to understand what has happened, but  I won’t pretend to know what you have been through.  I just wish it was me and not you. Please know I wish it was me and not you. Everyone deserves moments of peace where th...

I Remember.

I Remember.

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Monday. She remembers his face so clearly Like a swift breath of air Except the air was not fresh No, it was a breath of cigarette smoke Life threatening, cloudy, yet she kept coming back for more   Tuesday. She remembers when they spoke The words flowed out of his mouth...

Anywhere North

Anywhere North

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

Your veins have begged you to run since the first beat of your heart. It’s a call you can’t ignore forever, but after three hours of driving toward Anywhere North Of This God-Forsaken Place, trees turn into looming soldiers lining the highways with their guns pointed at heaven, finger...

Done

Done

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Done Clocks are ticking Time is running out A rush of blood to the head occurs as I scramble to find reason in this madness I’m lost without you But you don’t seem to care You helped me pick up my broken heart Then you leave me to the wolves to have it shattered once again Only...

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