Graduation Day.“Are you in?”
Abby and Kyle nodded; a few other voices mumbled in agreement. Drew smiled and got up from his seat in the grass. “Good. Graduation day—details to come.” Once everyone processed the words, he sauntered away, tall and proud.
Half a dozen pact-bound people looked around at each other, trying to get in each others heads. Kyle turned to an anxious looking junior behind him and asked, emotionlessly, “You’ll really do it?”
“I’ll really do it,” the boy replied, probably more to convince himself than anyone else. Satisfied, Kyle got up and walked in the opposite direction Drew had.
I watched as the group disbanded, one or two at a time. I sat and analyzed all of their faces, trying to figure out what they were talking about, until only one face remained. I didn’t know her name, but I’d talked to her once before and I was about to talk to her one more time. I took a step, then another, and another, until
Comparison of You to a Supernova.A supernova is a star
That increases greatly in brightness
Because of a catastrophic explosion
Which ejects most of its mass.
In that same respect
You get even more beautiful
After the chaos which breaks you
After the events which ruin you.
You increase greatly in brightness
And you outshine the galaxy for a moment
Before you trigger the formation of new stars.
You convince others to start anew
You brighten the darkness around you.
Few stars become supernovae
Most only burn out and fade away.
But you, yes you, will brighten
As will each supernova that occurs
Because an explosion does not mean the end
It means new stars and improved atmosphere.
You will increase greatly in brightness
To further enrich the sky
To brighten up the galaxy.
Support Same-Sex Marriage.In order to make our country truly the “United” States of America, it should be that everyone is allowed to be “united” in their relationships too; same-sex marriage should be allowed because the statement about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was created for all humans, not just the few who are considered “normal.”
Same-sex couples deserve the same basic rights that all other couples have. Marriage is an important part of that. Marriage is important because it gives a couple benefits that they wouldn’t have otherwise. A married couple can file taxes together, can receive Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits for their spouses, can obtain insurance benefits through their spouse's employer, can file for stepparent or joint adoption, and can get many other benefits that unmarried couples can’t. Right now, thirteen states (CA, CT, DE, IA, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NY, RI, VT, and WA) and the Dist
The Moon, In Theory.Flawlessly taking care
To never be in the wrong place
At the wrong time.
Always bright and respected.
Respectful back, which is
Hard to come by lately.
Always up for a dare,
To sing the night a song.
The wind will chime
In with a note,
Which will reflect.
The song will be connected,
All together, which insists
That it was done ornately.
Huge and brilliant,
Forever lighting up lives.
Remembered in honor, never lost.
Never put back in the vaults.
Imperfect, but great,
Loved by everyone.
Loved during the night-life,
Takes away all gloom.
Filled with resilience,
Considers the cost,
But continues, enthralled.
Knows no hate,
Is far from young.
It's the moon.