#DayofSelfExpression June 10, 2017 – Remembrance

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There is a creative genius inside all of us.

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Today on #DayofSelfExpression

Today’s feature is “Remembrance”, a Poem by Samantha Champeau.  Samantha is currently a senior in high school.  She plans to continue on to college to study music education and American Sign Language.

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The cold wind blows

And the sky is soulless.

Ashes rained down like evil snow,

Dying in grief.


The people do not weep

For they have no voice.

They do not comfort

For they have no words.

They are frozen and silent.


Time passes and people change

The land no longer brings fear,

And the grim reminder

Of the people there

With the frozen fear

No longer brings caution.


The land always remembers

For it’s ingrained in the soil

The land never forgets

It will always remember

That they entice fear.


The people are made to remember

Yet their memory, like the lives of flies

Are short and sweet.

Remember the good and forget the bad

That motto lies etched into their hearts

And ingrained in their minds.


The land demands fear

But we give it sickness

We forget that the land never forgets

And as we sicken it

With our disregard

The land never forgets.


#DayofSelfExpression Journal Prompt

The earth has been witness to thousands of years of man’s interventions.  Even when events long since passed from the memories of humanity, the repercussions of what we do live on.  The remembrance of our planet is vast.

Journal Assignment for All Ages:

Think of an event in history.  Write a retelling of that event from the earth’s point of view.

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