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The Wall

Posted: May 20, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR

Anger is the quiet tick- tick you hear from explosives

Tick- tick


Anger is the brink of frustration

The build up of water behind a dam

Tick- tick


Anger is letting things slide

Smiling and saying, “oh, you’re fine.”

Tick- tick


Anger is the crack in the dam

When things start to slip

And you just can’t take it anymore



Anger is the explosion that follows

The rushing water destroying everything in its’ path

Much like a wildfire consuming and swallowing everything in sight


Anger is the build up


Anger is the break


Anger is the explosion



Posted: May 20, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR

I sat there

Staring at a dull computer screen

Asking me to calculate the slope



I screamed…

…In my mind


After being on the verge of tears

And my classmates’ clicking on the keyboards subsided

I gave in


The answer is 8


Posted: May 19, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR

Too quickly, I’m afraid

Was our time together


Too quickly, I’m afraid

Did the days turn to nights

And the good times turn to memories


Too quickly, I’m afraid

Did I have to tell you goodbye

For the last time in this existence


Too quickly,

Too quickly

Where I’m From

Posted: April 13, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR

I am from #14 Whitman

     Where I know every turn and pot hole


I am from the creek in front of my house

     Where the fishing line is abundant

    And the many days we caught creek chubs


I am from the church parking lot

     Where we all behave as “hoodlums”

        According to neighbors


I am from Tyler Drive and Ritter

     From their non-stop complaints


I am from the rarity of new neighbors

     From the grass,


     And front alleys


I am from the very apple tree next door

That was the start to many great apple wars


I am from “when does your mom go to work”

And “what time will your parents be back”

     And “someone keep watch”


I am from life-long brothers

     Biological or not

From their typical curse words

     And how they rarely made any sense


I am from the tears of laughing pain

From tragedy and heart break

     From how we all stick together


We are from “broken homes”

     But we’ve never known a better way

     And frankly, we can’t picture there being one


I am from wall ball,

Cops and robbers,



And late-night basketball games


I am from family and friends


I am from home


Posted: April 12, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR


Like a tiny ant

Returning from a great journey


Alone, we are like ants



And wondering through this world


Large is when we are together


Like an army



And loving those next to us


Alone we are small


Together we are invincible


Posted: April 12, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR



From utter darkness

To a new day

And back to darkness


Opening eyes awaken

To a new beginning

To no limits

To a fresh start

To total peace


Then after a moment,




And life

Return to ruin the day

Carpe Diem

Posted: April 12, 2016 by Sydney R in SydneyR

“Carpe Diem”

“Seize the day”


Too often we dwell on the past

Or worry about the future


Too often we simply forget to:







And simply exist


Seize the day because we already experienced yesterday,

And we might not live to see tomorrow