By Delila Matara
As life goes on,
And we go our separate ways,
The excitement of today
Remember the good,
Remember the bad,
That you once had
Remain close with the ones that have brought you here,
For you know they will always be there for you,
Far or Near
Never forget being a kid,
Always remember what your parents did
Appreciate everything that comes in your life,
Take on your goals,
Hopeful and full of strife
Stop worrying about a grade
Go out more,
Spend more time with the people you adore
Popularity means nothing,
So forget the tears,
Don’t waste five minutes,
On something that won't matter in five years
Live will your young
Love will always exist,
Be there for your family,
Never put yourself at risk
You can’t prepare for the future,
What is done, is done
So while your living,
Have a little fun!
By Sarah Smith
I step out into tall grass and look around at the land and all its natives.
A delicate blue butterfly maybe a half an inch-long flutters across my nose,
While The trees are subtly decorated with colorful chameleons.
They are revealed slightly more when the leaves tremble in front of them from the heavy steps of approaching elephant herds.
The surface of the water in a river nearby and the sardines within it shimmer in the sunlight.
Its steady flow and the calm of its wild life are distressed when a frog hops across it.
Further along the river and deep in the jungle I spot a crocodile that stares at me through hungry eyes.
At this point I realize…..
That I have wandered too far from my hotel.
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