abolish death penaltyabolish death penalty1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
Death penalty should be abolished
Death is a black camel which kneels at everyman's gate.It is so arbitrary that it violates the eight amendments prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments.If a person is guilty,only with an itty-bitty inspection,one is ordered a death penalty.Mostly files are dusted after the blameless leaves this living world.A wrong notion is all in our minds that one gets the boon for one's deed,if bad then one should be penalised,but punishing doesnt mean to slaughter the one who can improve or who wants to improve.
-'Better to flee from death than to feel its grip.'
"Do we kill people who kill people because killing people is wrong"?
There is development of wrong concepts and ideas which takes place due to the practise of 'getting used to'.we have to execute justice and not people.
Most supporters of death penalty believe that its fair as a mean of retribution,to preclude the act of re-offending,to avenge someone's death or just because it's cost
Death Penalty"Who's a bigger influence: The president? Or Marilyn Manson?"Death Penalty10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What gives a government the rights to murder a human being? Rape, murder or some other serious criminal act are today accepted reasons. In most cases, death penalty is not the right solution. Treatment is always an alternative. 280 million Americans have the right to carry an
Uzi, a smallsize machinegun. Every year, an average of 12000 people are murdered by handguns in the States, and many of the gunmen are sentenced to death. Does this make sense? To practically give weapons to the citizens, sell ammunition at grocery stores, let them murder eachother, murder the murderer, and start over again?
Not only is a sentence to death morally sick, but many people also find it too merciful upon the accused. They would rather see him spend the rest of his days in a cage, than being released from it all with an easy, painless injection.
It is often said that the state set an example for its citizens. Encouraging murder sounds very cl
Tanka on the Blues MenTanka on the Blues Men4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Met midnight at crossed/
roads, thinking each other to/
be Papa Legba.//
Exchanged their rum, smokes and souls,/
magic tricks and guitar licks.//
Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr.
He was born into this world for a reason.
To change humankind's view on racism and the people.
Segregation kept all races apart, instead of uniting all races as one.
Today on his day, we should all remember the great things he has done for us.
Racist slurs and talk should be dead and gone.
This man has sacrificed himself for our future.
To make sure that all black people in the future will have their rights and go to school.
Martin Luther King Jr. has done everything to change humankind's wicked ways.
It is the future now and we still celebrate him for changing America's history.
People need to stop partying on his day and remember what he has done for all races,
Teenagers should not treat his days a school day off,
And people who get a day off from their jobs should not disregard his day.
Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for bringing all races together as one.
THE DEATH PENALTY Death Penalty: Justice or Revenge?THE DEATH PENALTY5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The potential punishment for committing a capital offense within 38 states of the U.S. is the death penalty. In the remaining thirteen states, it is merely life imprisonment. One wonders how the majority of the world manages to survive without this form of retributive justice. The truth is that there is no justice in taking a life for a life. As David Bruck said in The Death Penalty, What really fuels the death penalty is the justifiable frustration and rage of people who see that the government is not coping with violent crime. So what if the death penalty doesnt work? At least it gives us the satisfaction of knowing that we got one or two of the sons of bitches. (485). Consequently, is the death penalt
Hello Satan It's Time to LeaveHello Satan It's Time to Leave8 years ago in Historical More Like This
In the sun baking into a leather sorta thing was the body of what once was a snake.
Young Rober looked at it, That'll be me soon, he thought. He looked back down at his
dirty shoes and then a lil ways up at his beat up guitar, the scratched up kind,
the one you see and know whoever owns it probobaly didn't eat for a day or 2 to get it.
He strumed it a bit and tryed to play, awkwardly poising his hurt tired finger on the strings.
The sun beat down on him hotter now, with the rage and ashamed feeling rising in him not helpin'
much. I'm never gonna get this damned thing, he thought, mad at himself for waisting money.
I'd give anything to play better.
Then he hears something-a footstep! He turned and saw a tall figure in what appeared to be a
suit, on top of his black face he wore a hat, but what he noticed was the almost mischevious
grin he wore on his elderly face. In an ol' timey type voice the crackled with age and amusement,
"I could'nt help but overhear ya sonny, but you say you'd 'b
AbortionAbortion9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Do you believe in child death?
Or a murder of uncounsiousness?
What if you were weak and ill,
Would you want them to dicide to kill?
What if your mother had not wanted you?
And she made a dicistion for you.
Yes, you were alive and within her,
yet to her you were not yet alive,
so she killed you while you were inside!
You never got a chance at life,
You never laughed, played, or cried.
You never got a chance,
She killed you,
yet it's not her she blames,
she blames you,
and yet shes alive?
and you? no....you died.
This is no game were talking of!
They rip your child out piece by peice!
They are ruining a master piece!
Don't you understand!
Its not like it's a comand!
You're taking a life that is not yours,
Your opening up open doors!
You are evil, you gave them no chance!
They'll never live! They'll never dance!
They never even got to see,
perhaps you saved them from misary,
yet? If you choose to die or live?
What would you choose?
When you are thin
Gravity Falls Secrets -MUST READ-Gravity Falls Secrets -MUST READ-1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Gravity Falls Introduction
In the introduction, I found many mysterious things. I'll try to tell them as they happen.
The first thing I noticed was in the scene where there is a row of pine trees (Before the scene with footprints.). If you watch that scene carefully enough, there is a split second frame with a figure that looks like a bigfoot. I paused the scene to look more carefully. The "bigfoot" has no fur on its hands or feet. It also has no fur on its head, but the head looks like it has a mask over it with an area cut out for eyes. There has been some theories as to what this might be. Some say that the bigfoot is Gruncle Stan. I'm not sure why Stan would run around in a bigfoot suit, but people have said that Stan's fez hat is on it. They also think he might do it to scare tourists or for money. Some people think that it's the author, or mystery man, running around in the suit. The author could be doing this to stay away from Stan, or The Seeing Eye. Other people think that the
I am Native AmericanI am Native American3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Poem: In the beginning i was here,
Long before the white man and his diseases, his religions, and his warlike ways.
I lived upon the land for countless moons in harmony with the Great Spirit,
Honoring all life around me.
In this land called Kan-tu-kee, the great meadow, the dark bloody ground,
I was known as Shawnee, Cherokee, Iroquois, Creek....
I AM NATIVE AMERICAN.
Rayne was good friends with the chief's daughter. She had no parents so the chief took her in as his won daughter. Rayne and the chief's daughter, Skye, always played
time-spared drawers of dreamsi. someday the sight-starvedtime-spared drawers of dreams9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
will find more than just the moon -
that i promise you.
we've seen all of what happiness
will never be and
like liquid stars in the milky way,
smiles will seep down
into the oceans of your laughter.
never mind what they said
about shady equilibrium;
it's only man's insecurity.
truth is, there is no
no rule, no eyes
watching over you;
just the forgotten remains of the
god that falls on us
every time it rains.
ii. someday, my dear,
those cranes won't just be
an exhibition of folded paper -
and those tears you cry now?
[which you hate so much?]
will leak into my arterial walls
and tell me they only tell stories of ecstasy;
we just have yet to realize.
love, it won't be long
till autumn will not be as forgotten
and between these
multiple shades of grey, will rest
the emptiness within yo[us]
and the broken smiles
of a shattered yesterday.
iii. grieve not, sweet traveler -
our draining journey has just begun.
and though you have been without comfort for s
toleranceIt is often said that tolerance is necessary in a free and democratic society, but there is considerable debate about what tolerance is. One standard is that tolerance means putting up with others and respecting their basic rights. Others regard this as insufficient, and consider almost any expression of negative attitudes on the basis of factors such as race or religion to be intolerant. The focus of this essay is religious tolerance. This is the form of tolerance that was most significant to the founders of the United States. It will become clear, however, that religious tolerance is not as special a case as it may at first seem.tolerance2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Religious tolerance cannot reasonably be rooted in a belief that all religions are equally correct, or that religious beliefs are somehow above criticism. In fact, it is impossible to offer meaningful commentary without suggesting that at least some religions are wrong on at least some things. Clearly, those who advocate for gay rights are not intolerant sim
strawberry seedsStrawberry seedsstrawberry seeds3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ichigo slams the door in his father's face. He was just so angry No-one ever told him what was wrong with him they... they just treated him differently.
"Ichigo open up..."Isshin waited for a moment. "Don't be like that."
Ichigo still didn't answer he didn't trust himself when he was in this state. He slide down to the floor and hugged his knees.
"Come out please, Ichigo... please" Isshin begged
"No" was his answer.
Isshin was lost; they had had this fight before this time he didn't know what to do. It hurt to see him like this.
"Open the door so we can talk like adults, ok"
Ichigo laughed bitterly
"An adult, don't joke with me. I'm 17 but you still treat me like I'm 12 years old."
"Yes you do! You always leave me out, you tell Renji more stuff then I and I am your biological son." Ichigo started to cry. "You never give me the answers I need, dad I'm confused. Why do I bleed out my ass every month like a girl? When I said I was a gay, why did you forbid me
This Life Of Mine Chapter 4~This Life Of MineThis Life Of Mine Chapter 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4 Escape
I laid there, helpless. My body was cold, goosebumps covered me as if I had chicken-pox. My mind, was hazy, as if I had been asleep for a long time. Then the over-powering thought washed over me like a huge tidal wave crashing into a gulf.
I had just killed someone.
I sat there, in that cold hospital room with only two things in mind
I need to find a way out of here.
and the one thing I knew I would regret for all eternity
I have to kill my baby.
This one last thought in my mind, surely every new expectant mother would never think such a thing in their life. But what choice do I have? I have a crazy master- no I wont call him that anymore. I have that damn Aizen on my tail waiting for this baby to be born, which he of course never will; and then the fact that I am only 15, and Aizen was right. I have no clue how to take care of a baby.
Sure I had seen Aizen's wife Momo-san take care of their two children, (who of
What Would You SayWhat would you say ifWhat Would You Say4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I asked you to let me in?
That in this battle we call love,
You and I can win?
What you would say if
I promised I wouldnt go?
That Id be here long enough,
So we can watch this bond grow?
Until it nipped the very sky
But what would you say if
It is I who is your release?
To ease my way into your heart,
And fill that missing piece?
What would you say?
MemoriesMemories, memoriesMemories5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They echo in my head;
From the words that were spoken,
To the words that were unsaid.
A pain lost and found with time.
Some as if like a euphony;
A once pleasant chime.
I bid you no more!
Away from my thoughts!
Your presence I deplore
Made of GlassMy pain to you,Made of Glass5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is like a work of art
I cant count the times
Youve broken my heart
Breaking my heart has always been easy;
When the heart I hold is made of glass.
And all Ive ever asked of you,
Was to treat me with care
SmittenIts been awhile since we last spoke;Smitten5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And every time I see your face,
My heart cant help but to choke
From all the light you give
And yet, its still not enough,
I crave more of you
But you wont come to my rescue,
You dont see my SOS
Cause Ive always been afraid
In igniting how I feel;
Always been a master
In this art of conceal.
So here I stand,
With these brief words I have written.
Can you hear me now?
Believe me, Im smitten.
Untitled 2Our world holds a surpriseUntitled 25 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Whats beyond our recognition?
Whats beyond our eyes?
Our world is a beautiful thing;
I open my ears,
I can hear the birds sing;
And the wind that moans and whispers,
It is not a fearful thing.
It has a voice.
I too have a voice.
The birds have a life,
And I too have a life.
We are all connected;
Tightly bound through an invisible strand.
And I appreciate the life that we share,
Forever in a circle of mystery that will only expand.
They SayPut a smile onThey Say5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And embrace the light of a new day
But whats new?
Days only seem darker, we struggle to pull through.
This world will come around
But I can still hear the bullets;
And the violence that surrounds.
Just a phase,
One day our race will change
But I see not progress;
Only the false smiles we exchange.
Seize this FlameClosing my eyes,Seize this Flame5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see a midnight black.
Whats to go in this empty space?
And what does it lack?
I close my eyes tighter,
And I fixate my gaze to the extreme.
The answer blooms:
This blackness needs a dream.
And so with one, perfect breath,
Ill breathe in all I desire,
All the inspiration around me,
And Ill create a fire.
Yes, Ill seize this flame,
And with it, Ill drive it through my chest,
Like a knife,
And within my being this flame will burn,
The initiation of my life.
UntitledWithin my mindUntitled5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
These thoughts are brewing
What have I done?
What are you doing?
We have come far
Through all these years,
And when I reflect on what you mean to me,
A brother appears
So please, tell me
What have I done?
Why do you play with my heart?
Is it your idea of fun?
And look at my face:
Do you see any smile?
A single trace?
You just hurt me,
When all I do for you is be nice
While attempting to be kind
Is your only vice.
Im a good person,
And somewhere, so are you.
But we're all imperfect,
So Ill consider that too
All I KnowI awake toAll I Know5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your eyes on cue;
Grabbing hold of my very being,
I dont want to escape them, nor am I fleeing.
I live for you,
Hell, I breathe for you,
But sometimes I guess you dont see,
Exactly how much you amount to me.
How much I care.
You just continue to stare,
Oblivious to my feelings
And how much heart Ive shed for you;
You just simply stand on the peelings.
Youre blind and unaware,
Thats just not fair.
I cant hide this anymore.
The truth is starting to glow,
And I confess:
That loving you is all I know.