Beyond Babylon

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Social Media

I am very passionate about social media. Most people believe that social media is a place for hackers, cyber bullying and much more, but when I think of social media, I think of different things. I believe that social media is a great platform for people to interact with each other. Nowadays, Social media is used for so much more than sharing pictures with your followers on myspace. With companies that have made millions of dollars in social media apps, it has been more present in our lives than ever. I believe that social media is a good thing. It helps us stay in touch with our friends that we may not see too often. Sharing pictures, status updates, six second videos, daily vlogs, all of the above. Social media has taken the world by storm, and for good reasons too. The most recent craze, is youtubers. People that vlog about their day, do q and a videos with fans, and participate in crazy challenges. People seem to be drawn towards this. Youtubers have grown into incredibly successful people with fans all over the world, and this is because of social media. Social media allows you to grow closer to people that you share the same interests over. You meet tons of new people, and make new friends. Social media also allows you to express yourself in many different ways. Many people now have blogs, online magazines, food rating sites anything that allows you to voice your opinion. Social media can also take the form of something that helps the community, if you recall in 2014, the ALS ice bucket challenge swept the nation trying to raise money for ALS syndrome. After about a year and half later, having celebrities, sports icons, and even President Obama participate in this challenge, they raised 15.6 million dollars to go towards a cure for ALS. Social media can also be used in hostile situations. In the Paris attacks in November of 2015, people were taking to twitter to save lives. Tweets were sent out containing an address in Paris where people could hide from the attackers. #ouvrelaporte was used to signal that that house was safe to stay in. That hashtag saved a number of peoples lives. Nowadays social media is used for so much more than some people like to believe. It is -for the most part- being used safely and responsibly. So I beg you, next time you think about social media, stay away from the negative side, and look at the bright side, it is helping so many people grow businesses, raise awareness for causes, and in some cases, keep people alive. read more

Sidewalk Thoughts

I sit there,
day after day.
In either the cold, or the burning hot.
I’m never really noticed,
kind of like the air,
just expected to be there.
In the city is where I’m stuck,
encrusted in old gum like I am a trash can or something.
I’m stepped on more then you would imagine.
Jumped on, stomped on, ran on, walked on, skipped on, even sat on.
But I do have a favorite feature about myself,
I never seem to end.
I am an everlasting line of strong cement.
I am a great leader,
follow me, and you will discover great things. read more

Story of My Life

I shot out of my mother like an aerodynamic football
I had big toes like Cheetos
My head was squishy and my heart was beating

At twelve years old I attended Brookwood School with Richard Nixon
I embraced and loved all the classes especially sixth grade history
In eighth grade I ate a kid died from a sailing purple Kielbasa #death
He went to heaven in a knot with pork juice read more

Hashtag Brookwood

Hashtag Brookwood

There once was a squishy heart
With no toes
Who fell in love with purple Cheetos
Richard Nixon who was very aerodynamic
Drank some juice, ate some pork, and listened to the song sail in a panic
He embraced his mother and tied the knot with Kielbasa
He felt his hate for football and shavassana
And after his death he went to heaven read more

Entropy of Organisms

My heart sails

for Minute Maid Juice.

It’s very squishy and purple

and I love it like

it’s my mother

or Richard Nixon.

My face goes in a knot

eating all pork and aerodynamic Cheetos read more

My Squishy Heart

My squishy heart
Has a #hashtag knot
Kielbasa is what?
What impeached Richard Nixon.

My purple sail
Brought death to Cheetos
My aerodynamic toes
Will embrace my mother read more

No Title

My heart loves Richard Nixon
Purple heart juice tastes like my mothers toes
Embrace Richard Nixon and his squishy aerodynamic Cheetos
#RichardNixonHatersAreNoFun!
Brookwood is heaven and Richard Nixon is kielbasa love.
Sail down the path of Richard Nixon til death
Richard Nixon is my mother’s favorite football player. He’s ties pork in knots to show love for my mother.
Praise Richard read more

Delphinus poem

There’s more to life than a lost juice machine, kielbasa, squishy pork, or cheetos
There’s love, there’s hate, there’s death, and there’s Brookwood
You could saill the world all the way to the purple skies of heavens, while your toes dip through the clouds
You could even meet Richard nixon, or his mother
So take your mind out of this knot, and streamline your heart with the aerodynamics of love
Hashtag this isn’t football sunday anymore, you must embrace this life! read more

Third Place Winner: Hashtag Richard Nixon Goes to Brookwood

My heart is in a knot
As I sail the sea of death
And hate
My toes are numb
Purple and squishy
As the love of my mother
Embraces me
I sail past heaven
In an aerodynamic fashion
I remember how the days I spent with her
Porking out on Cheetos
Drinking juice
And smell of kielbasa in the house
I remember the football we watched every Sunday
As I sail the sea of death and hate. read more

Second Place Winner: To Be or Not To Be

Hate is a four letter word.
But my squishy football is not.
Sail is a four letter word.
But Death is not.
Richard Nixon is not a four letter word, because he is Richard Nixon.
Heaven is not a four letter word,
but pork is, and i’ll be finxin’.
Toes is also a four letter word,
but Mother, Juice, Heart, Hash-tag, Kielbasa, Cheetos, and Aerodynamic can’t play.
Brookwood is not a four letter word because Brookwood is a school, hooray.
Embrace and purple are not four letters words, or places.
Here’s our poem, I hope you like our Volan Faces. read more

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