SongOfHopeAndJoy
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Joined 07-13-03, id: 364816
Author has written 19 stories for Life, Politics, Friendship, Nature, Love, General, Family, and Religion.
Hi! I'm a 15 year old girl who lives in Baltimore, MD. I like to read, write, play piano, and go to the mall with friends. I'm very open to constructive criticism, and, frankly, my work could probably use the help! Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

-Jessica

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow stong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become."

-Brooke Foss Westcott

"Between what happened and what didn't happen, what could have happened exists like a dream, suspended halfway between the safe, dark night of illusion and the harsh dawn of wakening reality.”

-Ill Met by Moonlight by Sarah A. Hoyt (novel)

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

-George Washington Carver

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
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Thanks to everyone who has already reviewed!

I'm having trouble keeping my stanzas separated by spaces when I upload my poems. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? If you do, please email me and let me know! Thanks!

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While I Breathe I Hope by A Phantom Stranger reviews
Definately one of my better ones I think...but what do you think? Kinda hard to explain...about different types of pain and how pleasure can be pain and how good can be evil etc please read
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 232 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/30/2003
Sketch Me Imperfect by Kelly Grint reviews
Just a poem looking at life and the imperfections of the soul..
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/19/2003
The Meadow by the Sea by Kelly Grint reviews
Pretty morbid, I hope it makes you think, basically about the death of a little girl.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 470 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/19/2003
End the War! by Autumndark reviews
A parody of Poe's "The Raven" - an English assignment that turned suddenly and sinisterly anti-war . . .
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 366 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 14 - Published: 9/30/2003
Forever Sunset by AIR1 reviews
Short summary of the downfall of humanity
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/18/2003 - Published: 11/22/2002
Shadowscape by Autumndark reviews
I didn't know I was going to write this until I sat down and did, but I'm quite pleased with the results. This is my shadow poem . . . I challenge you to find a line in it that does not have the word 'shadow' in it . . .
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/12/2003
Unopened letter by Almost Infamous reviews
A poem about all of the simple things we one had. Seeing a starry night, and just breathing un-polluted air. About people who never stray from the beaten path of conformity. R/R!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/3/2003
Him and Her by Kelly Grint reviews
A lost love leads to lost life
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/28/2003
Damien's Love by A Phantom Stranger reviews
um...how do I explain this...Damien...Satans Son...is in love with a human...and ah...hmm...look for yourself...tell me what you think
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/16/2003
Revenge Of The Masses by A Phantom Stranger reviews
A killer is at the gallows, the irony of the poem is that he cant believe people are enjoying seeing him die, when he did the same thing to others...enjoy
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/15/2003
To Bury a Poet by TheSeer reviews
Two teenagers meet at the funeral of a boy they both loved. Rated for mature themes.
Fiction: Play - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,674 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Published: 6/2/2003
Solstice by Limyaael reviews
Fair warning: Very long poem I wrote several years ago, depictions of violence and blood, and it rhymes. A battle between midwinter and midsummer. A myth, sort of.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,613 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/31/2003
Faith by TheOddOne reviews
A poem about, well, faith.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2002
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God and Man reviews
An odd little attempt to summarize the relationship between God and Man. It turned out a little different, but I still think it's worth posting.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/28/2004
Dreams reviews
A poem about what form dreams might take.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/20/2004
In the Church reviews
A poem attempting to explain peoples' need for faith and religion
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/8/2004
Many Days reviews
A poem comparing the continuation of nature to the changes of man.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/16/2004
A Cry of Outrage reviews
A poem about the abuse of prisoners of war that had occured recently.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 279 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/21/2004
The Horizon Line reviews
This one is about chasing after the horizon
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/5/2004
From the Past reviews
Ok, I know it's cheating, but I used some lines from a previous poem in this one. Still, I think it turned out fairly well. Basically, it's about what we once were, and what we could be, but not with anything terribly specific.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/16/2004
The Storm reviews
Ok, another poem in the same style as all the rest, this time using metaphors and imagery to describe a storm washing away pain. Unfortunately, it's not really anything new, but I'm trying, lol. Enjoy!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 255 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/10/2004
The Bastard Child reviews
The story of a child born illegitamely.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2004
Standing in the Shadows reviews
I'm not sure how to describe this one, it's totally different from the rest of my work, even if it does have a somewhat similar theme to it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/23/2003
I Want reviews
About viewing all there is to see
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/2/2003
Fateful Winter's Day reviews
A poem about letting someone give you a hand.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/10/2003
Shining Through the Window reviews
I'm not quite sure how to summarize this one, but it is another poem. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/9/2003
BFF reviews
A poem about best friends and wanting to know that they will always be there for you. (Note: this is just a fun poem, not intended to reflect on any specific person.)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/9/2003
Fear reviews
This is a poem about fear and lies, and what they can do to you.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2003
The Light reviews
A tribute to the September 11th attacks
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/21/2003
Gone Away reviews
This is a poem for everyone who has lost someone close to them.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/21/2003
Star reviews
Just a little poem that I wrote a while ago and decided to post.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/21/2003
The Song Of My Heart reviews
This is a poem about the value of being yourself.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7/16/2003