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Dian Dian Jonas-Walsh

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A dreamer, who finds comfort in words. I'm always in the mood for tea and a good read!

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Sit-In Memoir

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                                February,8,1960
       I recall last  week on February first,I was eating a grilled cheese sandwich,while reading an article on Dr.King,when four college students walked in. They looked famished. Franklin,Ezell,Joseph,and David were the students.
                       
        I expected them to go over to a booth,but instead they sat down at the counter.
     Now they are African Americans like me.The counter was for WHITES ONLY.
I remember that the counter had...

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Privileged: What so Many People are Not

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What is privilege? Privilege is the ability to turn on a tap to get water.  Privilege is the ability to get married to the person you love.  Privilege is the ability to receive an education.  Privilege is something that so many people take for granted.  Throughout history, the world has been burdened with the trials and tribulations of mankind.  For a species so great, we are one so divided.  In light of events that have occurred this past...

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Sorrows of a Sixteen Year Old

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I’m so baffled. Lost. Is my life a lie?
An illusion? Filled with such confusion.
For I am the colour of sand, and tan
But, I’m Asian raised to be caucasian.
In the orphanage had I been right now
The life I know to be true would be naught
It’s laundry I’d do; not cared for, nor taught.
Yet,  Newton is my life, my friends, my peers
Questions, not answers, creating my fears.
The life that I...

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Dian Dian Jonas-Walsh (United States) published:

Four Seasons

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Four Seasons
Summer
Summer was the buzzing of cicadas
obscured in the great maple trees that
painted the skies with their golden green leaves   Now Summer is headaches brought on by the insufferable heat
Now Summer is the draining task of mowing lawns and walking dogs for mere dollars
to put food on the table
Summer was sticky hands and ice cream dripping
sizzling on the hot tar
decorating the obsidian asphalt
with creamy white droplets
of chocolate chip ice...
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