Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Followers... THE TIME HAS COME.... I need your help and super intelligence.

Mood:i have no idea :)

Hahaha, I had to make the title sound dramatic. :DDD

First of all, happy 183th birthday Jules Verne!

Second of all, at lunch today a group called the Ozone House came to give us information about their program. It's a "safe, community-based, nonprofit agency that helps young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services." They basically provide a safe place for kids who have family issues at home and have nowhere else to stay - mainly, "runaways", kids needing shelter, housing, family therapy. Kids ages 13-20 can drop in any time and they have a recording studio, games, free internet access, free meals, food, poetry slams, art, etc. You can stay up to 2 weeks at a time and they even bring you your homework. I've never been there before, but I just want to share this info. with you guys, just to bring attention to how amazing humans can be (when we're not being selfish and ignorant.) Unfortunately, I think it's only a program that's in my community, so I'm not sure if this exists anywhere else. Some people may think that it's just encouraging kids to run away, but really it's preventing kids from doing so and helping kids who want to, or do. Teens and kids can also sign up to volunteer. I think that might be a fun thing to do. ^.^

There's going to be a poetry contest and they are only accepting two people from my school and ten other people from my state or community. The twelve poets will then compete and the winner will receive some sort of national, (or if not national) widespread recognition or award or something. I don't know, I'm not very good at remembering stuff. (Short term memory loss!) I need you guys to help me. I've written quite a few poems, but I'm not sure which one to enter (or if I should write a new one.) So what I need you guys to do is to go to this link:

and pick out some of my poems and tell me which one I should use. :DDDD

and you can go here if you want to read some of my old poetry (super old, like 6th grade old), but if you see any that you think I should use, do tell me.

And also, I'm trying to think of an idea for a short story, OR a book. Ideas? :D ♥


P.S. Did anyone else watch the SuperBowl? I was infuriated that the Steelers didn't win. >:( On the other hand, my favourite commericial was the Volkawagon commercial, "The Force". It had me crackin' uuuuup. What was your favourite SuperBowl commercial?


Elisa said...

I like the Ghost Girl one, but that is just my opinion. :P

Kay said...

That program sounds like a wonderful idea :) It's unfortunate that my community's not heavily populated enough for people to even consider doing something like that, but it could be such a cool thing to have in the "troubled" city a few towns over from me.

And I agree with Elisa; you should use the ghost girl one :)

Elisa said...

Oh, and I tagged you!
Isn't that an interesting name for a post. >.<

Leona said...

I only browsed through the poems until page two or three, but so far I think I prefer when the autumn leaves fall the most.

Have you tried writing closed form poetry, by the way? Most of the poems I saw were free verse poetry, and yeah. :)


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