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Photographer

She isn’t aware of the beauty she holds

The things that she does takes more than control

She has her own days to find out and know

The mysterious beauty the world holds

Her camera in hand as she goes giving nature a glow

As amazing as you say she is she will never know

The sigh that you make every time that she goes

Not to be odd but to love her till she knows

A beautiful girl will always love more than she knows

To: Ericka Garcia my photographer

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Ethical

I’ve been here for while not once did I mention what I look like

I still won’t tell you but here’s a hint, discrimination is real

No matter what you are or the color of your skin

People love the act of judging even if they say they don’t

I’m a person as are you; my life isn’t easy no ones is

We all fight for what we want to get bigger in life

The more you fight the greater you become

Your importance is not valued by such things of pettiness

Take all that you’ve made throw them at the world

Throw them so gracefully they can’t question the hurl.

~Cass

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Quote Of The Day: Here’s To: Apple

Today’s quote of the day is something that I really wanted to post to allow people to know that if one of the biggest corporation’s can say that you have free will to be as quirky and outlandish as you want to be then why not? My one challenge for myself this summer is to be me and not play the “hiding” game. Also I wanted to say thank you for reading my posts I know I’m just some crazy 14-year-old with a dream. I hope everyone has a nice night, day, or afternoon wherever you may be.

     ~ Cassandra 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

                                                            ~ Apple INC.

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Belonging

To be completely and utterly honest I have not really belonged since kindergarten. It is hard to fit in a society with “cliques”. Yet belonging is to accept yourself and to see your flaws and know you will always be you whether you stumble of fall.

When I was about 13 years old I was a part of a group of girls in a group chat. While being in the group chat, I felt like they were going to be there for me forever. Then a big problem happened and I felt as if life itself collapsed in front of me. I felt like a speck of dust floating in water. After I got back to school, I felt as if I was isolated because my best friend at the time agreed with the others because a family member was involved. However I started to isolate myself and no one noticed. My other best friend later made me feel like I needed to accept myself as I am to be okay, and finally I started to feel like I could belong. I felt like even though I hardly had friends, there were people that made me feel real. Yet I wanted to really belong and not just be an outcast standing in the shadow waiting her turn to accept herself fully.

This story relates to belonging because belonging is to accept yourself whether you are a part of a group or sitting alone. Although many may define belonging is having friends, that is not true. No matter how difficult it may be after a loss, the greater loss is losing your sense of belonging. So it always safe to say “The burden of intelligence: you can always imagine all those wonderful places where you can never belong.”

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Never-Ending Hope

Am I the girl you know today?

Day in day out I’m in dismay

Not once have I been confident

But a girl who knew her way

I wish you all could see the fight I have in me

Yet I am here to stay, to go on and I pray

But the question still stands do I go on?

Or do I search for a peaceful get away?

I long for society to see the good I have in me

The burning I hold within will not cease

For water will not quench my thirst

But help it grow till it’s seen

My final desire is what keeps me going

The need to push forward and be strong

People may not see me but I am high sprung

The given talent that we have is in us

As an individual please stand your ground

The fight is not over but don’t let it go to waste

Violence is not the answer vocabulary is the way

My hope is still strong but my light is gone

I will keep on dreaming, pursuing, succeeding

I will remember myself before I am lost

I wish to strive and persevere

And I know the road is not too far along.

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I Stand Up

Given the days that the kids see a bright side

The days that teens have an upside

When adults understand that

No one should be held down by “the man”

We walk in shame we are “those kids”

We speak our mind we are judged

We give hope we are “false givers”

We do one wrong we give up

It is not because we are mentally famished

It is due to our outspokenness

We follow others not to be left out

We are the last of the flock

Raise us in the way we should go

Give us hope that we may grow

Judge us based on uncommon foes

Not the people you used to know

I am not someone else I am me

And I Stand Up for the teens

~Cassandra Berice

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Uplift yourself

Over the past couple hours my life deteriorated and I felt like a speck of dust floating around. Usually I hear the whole life gets tough and you have to fight through it, but that isn’t what the person wants to hear. They want to hear “I’ll be here for you if you need me”, or “yeah I’m listening”. To be real it doesn’t matter if you understand or not if all you do is listen. I have met many people in my life and I honestly hate them. I try my best to be all happy-go-lucky but it’s hard. There have been many times where all I can do is look and listen. I am going to admit it though we are all self centered to our own extent and we overlook what people say. Yet, over the past couple months many people try to say I understand or I get the gist of what you’re going through. In reality their example is THEIR example so it truthfully isn’t even near your situation. I hoped maybe one day I could be a person that people like being around but I can’t tell them all of the things I write in here, except for my best friend I tell her everything. She’s the type that listens and is there rather than tries helping so much it becomes a their problem rather than a you issue. So, here’s what I suggest you do, tell them. It’s hard I know but even if you’re friends after or not if all they do is claw out your eyes instead of listen you did the right thing. Don’t put yourself down for it you deserve happiness but don’t boast about it, otherwise it will look like you don’t care. Try your best to get your point across when in conversation with said person. If all they are doing is yelling at you about how much of an arse you’re being, walk away. If somehow this person starts to do the whole I don’t care anymore rant, leave because you do not need that in your life. People won’t stick around forever but when all is said and done assess the issue and find what you’ve learned, so if you get into another friendship you’ll be a better friend. Most importantly go through the emotions it’s easier than pretending and it helps more than you think. But never allow anyone to lead your life in any way shape or form. So if anytime you feel like you need to rid yourself of someone, access the problem because if you can’t find one then trust me it’s not them.

         ~Cassandra Berice