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    Book Review: And Baby Makes Two

    *Warning: Contains Spoilers* “Getting what you want is only the beginning.” I finally read And Baby Makes Two by Dyan Sheldon. This mildly light hearted yet extremely realistic and hard hitting books is one of my favorites. Dyan Sheldon has a way of connecting with her audience and really being able to describe a teenage mind and life. This book is about a fifteen year old girl, Lana, who makes some seriously bad decisions and ends up going through a much deserved hard time. Unlike most books to do with teenagers this isn’t a love story, it doesn’t make teenagers look like deep, misunderstood young adults and it isn’t afraid…

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    Her- A Poem

    Her blonde hair shines in the sun Her blue eyes sparkle She is finally happy Doing what she loves She chose the wrong career at first She was influenced too much By the people around her She met the wrong man He never treated her right As soon as he heard she wanted to keep the baby He said goodbye and left Never to be seen again She cried and fell apart And then she picked herself up Her beautiful daughter now means the world to her She went back to college And got the degree she had always wanted She met a handsome lover Who always treated her right…

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    Please- Poetry

    Please may I? Asks the little girl May I feel love No because it will only hurt you The voice answers Then may I dream big And hope to be famous someday She asks No because you will only end up miserable and alone The voice replies Can I find my own answers Without believing everything I hear She questions No people will judge you for being different The voice tells her Should I trust people I meet She inquires No they are dangerous, they will only hurt you and leave Could I love the opposite gender And the same gender too She asks No you’re just confused The voice…

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    The Child- Poem

    The child waited As her family wept The priest prayed by her bed Her mother held her hand The candle was still burning on the nightstand Her father wiped his face with his handkerchief The room was so bright She couldn’t understand why Her parents tried to console her brother “Her suffering has ended” “She’s in a better place” She saw a dark figure approach her “It’s time to leave, child” “We must go now” He was covered in a black robe And no one seemed to notice him She took his bony hand And together they left “I’m sorry” the figure whispered As she turned and looked into his…