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Average American Genius

May 25, 2010
By Silverwolf14 SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Silverwolf14 SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
'Those who are dead, are not dead, they're just living in my head.'

The screaming is increasing.
The volume of the shouts grows.
His brain is almost ready to explode.
Flashes of due dates and laughs in his face pass before his eyes.
His mind is racking through rows of files of information.
“What was that thing I need?”
His eyes closed in concentration.
He writes his final words.
A bell rings and it is over…
Summer starts.

I sit and watch him.
He is sitting on a bench writing on some papers. His hands cover his face in frustration.
I don’t know what he’s thinking, but he’s thinking hard.
It’s so sad that a young kid would be put through all that stress.
When I was his age we weren’t tested to death.
They say every generation learns more than the previous.
Ha. Yea, I never knew how to test so well.
I pity him though, when he makes it past high school, colleges will cost an inheritance.
And even after that he (along with almost all the youth of America) will have to work for minimum wage.
He stands up and walks off, not knowing where to go.
It’s sad.

The author's comments:
stress sucks

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on Oct. 19 2011 at 7:57 am
Annalark BRONZE, South Dayton, New York
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Favorite Quote:
" it was a thousand to one and a million to two..." "can you imagine a time when the truth ran free A birth of a song, a death of a dream..."
" this never ending story, hate 4 wheel driving fate We all fall short of glory, lost in ourself.

You are an amazing writer never quit and you should really post more things like this it truely is amazing!!!!:)

on Jun. 2 2010 at 5:54 pm
Ninja_Writer BRONZE, Western Springs, Illinois
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You really have a point there. I loved how you expressed it and the way you wrote it. Keep on writing!

on Jun. 1 2010 at 5:16 pm
cavatina BRONZE, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
thanks a lot captain obvious

this is great! i hate being stressed out! i love your comment "stress sucks" it really does