for a while I just sit there, in the cooling shade of my favorite tree. everything is perfect. perfect as can be, under my favorite tree that loves and adores the company of me. soon I tire just sitting there, and so I start to climb up its smooth, brown bark...up into the branches so high. I start to slip, but it catches me, and lets me know I'm safe...even when the wind pushes me, and when I look out at the sky up high because its my favorite tree, that loves and adores me.

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Taking for Granted

by JesusFreak137
Grade: 7
State: IN


What if you knew the day and time you were going to die?  Maybe it's a long time away and you'll be ninety years old.  Maybe it is really close and you have to rush, to do even half of the things you want to do in your life.  We, as Americans take so much for granted.  We take for granted the fact that there will be food on the table.  We take for granted that when we put our dirty clothes in the hamper they will be clean in a few days.  We it for granted that we'll still be alive when the morning comes.  But ask yourself this:  What if those angry words you said to your sister were the last thing you said to her before she died.  Don't assume that you or anyone else has another day left because one day you won't.