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A Sad ProcrastinationI blinked my eyes wildly in a sadly unsuccessful attempt to stay awake. In my mind, I cursed myself and my stupid procrastinating habits. Its almost five o clock in the morning and my science fair project is due in less than four hours. My dads telling me something important about the board, but Im unable to pay attention as drowsiness claims me. Suddenly, I sat up straighter and slapped my face gently, but still with a little sting, to wake me up as I realized, with waves of shame and guilt crashing over me, that my dad had sacrificed his sleep time to help me.
How had I gotten into this terrible mess? I know I procrastinate, but never had it gotten this bad! I had done all of the experimentation, yes, but I had left typing everything up and presenting it on the board for the night before. By now, I had typed everything up and all I had left was to put the information on to my board. I wanted to glue everything down, but my dad explained that we had no time and
Make Way for the NewMake Way for the New
I opened my eyes and there I saw
Orange koi dancing
Beneath murky water
Unaware of the cares of the world
The water, so dark,
Masked the fish
Until all you could see
New, younger fish
Dart by the ancient koi
The darkness of them contrasting,
Shielding the orange shapes.
Looking away, I saw
A wide tree,
Taller than the others,
The king with a crown of green atop his head
Looking across his kingdom.
However, as my gaze slid down,
The trunk of the king was covered
The brown of successors overlapping.
I continued on my journey
Through the coarse forest
Until a beeping interrupted
Searching for the source,
I blinked my eyes
And woke up as I realized
The beeps emitted
Were from my alarm clock.
Pieced Together FamilyPieced Together Family
Flipping through her journal, Cats eyes caught fragments of earlier entries, Today Dad started drinking again,, hit me,, and gained a bruised arm and hip. Wincing as she reached for her pen, Cat found the page where she left off, then started scribing slowly, arm throbbing from recent injuries.
Today, he started thinking about Mom again. When I got home from school, he was already drunk and grieving for Mom. When he first saw me, he asked, Elaine? Is that you? I knew youd come back for me! but soon he started sobbing, You left me all alone in this world. Why? Why!
After this breakdown, Dads fury grew over his abandonment and he started to attack me. I know hes wrong, though. Mom was always nice.
Im sorry Dad, but if I could change, I promise you I wouldnt look anything like Mom.
As Cats anger at her father grew, she started writing furious
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