Happy New Year’s 2013!

Happy New Year’s hope everyone is making the most of it this first day of the year! 2013 sounds futuristic from 2000. Usually I would make a resolution but this year I’m not making one because I know I will never go through with it. I am excited to say that this is my last year of high school. Finally! I guess if I had a resolution it would be to never give up on school work and always challenge myself in every way. Hopefully this year will be a successful year for everyone as well!

Do You Know Me

Do you know a life of loneliness and one filled with pain
living a life with nothing to gain. Surrounded by darkness
Overwhelmed with shame. A life without peace with no one to blame. 

Do you know of a place unseen, a place that holds only shattered dreams, A place filled with sorrow with no end in sight, I am given this gift each and every night. 

Do you know of a place so cold, this is the place I call my soul. A place without hope or comforting dreams, a life not worth living wouldn’t it seem

Do you know of a life, that should have never been, and the feeling that today, this life has to end. One more day of sadness is much too hard to bare, I am tired of living a life of heart ache and despair. 

Do you know a person with so much pain inside, or the feeling of loneliness when no one hears your cries, maybe when the tears are gone, and I can clearly see, the only question left will be..
DO YOU KNOW me

Source: Poem For After A Marriage Falls Apart, Do You Know http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/do-you-know#ixzz2GIHIvQhZ
http://www.FamilyFriendPoems.com

Anti-Immigration Program 287(g)

Over the last two weeks, thousands of Floridians have signed our petition urging Senators Nelson and Rubio to pressure the Department of Homeland Security to end the controversial immigration enforcement program which has led to thousands of deportations from Florida. The fate of the program, known as 287(g), which opens the door to racial profiling and makes communities less safe, could be decided at the beginning of next week.

Groups across the country and in Florida are flooding the White House switchboard with calls for an end to the program. We need your voice: Call the White House today to tell President Obama to end the racial profiling program.

The 287(g) program lets local law enforcement agencies enter into agreements with ICE to enforce federal immigration laws and detain people for deportation, often for minor offenses like traffic violations. The Collier County and Jacksonville Sheriffs’ participation in the program has led to the deportation of thousands of individuals, increased the potential for racial profiling, and eroded trust between law enforcement and minority communities here in Florida.

Thousands of you signed the petition we sent to Senators Rubio and Nelson calling for an end to the program when the agreements expire this month, and ACLU leaders delivered 4,500 more signatures to the White House on Thursday. Now, members of organizations across the country are joining together to call on the White House to end the program when the Department of Homeland Security reviews the agreements on the 17th.

Calling takes only a few minutes, and your voice will be echoed by the countless others taking action to end the program. Join the growing chorus of voices calling for an end to the program now.

Thank you for standing with us in defense of liberty.

ACLU Email!!!

 

The Down Side to Christmas

Every year it seems as if the “Christmas Spirit” starts earlier and earlier. By spirit I mean specials, and bombarded commercials. You can take a wild guess that I most certainly do not like the holidays. For 18 years I’ve stayed home with no cable watching the same old Christmas cartoons and Christmas show specials that show up every year. Of course living  in a Haitian household I was in, I could never go out and have fun, watch the New Years’ fireworks, or join the Christmas caroling. Perhaps I grew dislike for Christmas gears around these “few years”.

Not to mention witnessing parents brainwash their kids into believing Santa Clause is real and then crushing their dreams and beliefs as they get older. Tell someone’s child Jesus is a myth and you’re burned at the stake, crowned as the devil but lying about Santa Clause is perfectly fine, “you’ll get over it.” Nonetheless I adored passing through other people’s neighborhoods, who spent well enough money to decorate their entire house, gazing at the luminous lights that lit up the dark night sky. Santa Claus may not be real but it would sure be nice to see an actual sled full of flying reindeer’s swift through cities in one night…. Yeah right like the army wouldn’t have shot Santa down declaring it was a terrorist attack . Just ranting!

Bump In the Road

Why do we need a holiday once a year to spend time with our family? Is it too much for us to say I’m thankful for all you’ve done for me? This year marks six years without my sister, Brittany, who unfortunately suffers from epilepsy. Brittany was taken from us by the government, she’s mentally, emotionally, and physically drained. With the four days she has with us, shes petrified of the thought of going back to the “prison”, home to other disabled kids. Not a minute goes by does she not mention what she goes through, who annoys her, and how scared she is to go back. The supervisors monitoring the kids are no help. One of the supervisor tells Brittany how fat she is because she can’t  zip up her pants.

I can see the pain she carries because let’s just say I’ve experienced my own emotional break down myself. I hate not doing anything, but my hands are tied with school and another wave of books coming my way next year. It will take me at least 6 to 8 years to be financially set up and I’m sure she can’t hold on for that long. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and begin thinking can I even go through this? I start drifting off in thought, “it’s winning, I’m cornered and there’s no way out”. If anyone knew what goes on in the privacy of my mind I’d be committed to an institution for the rest of my life. Then I remember why I’m still going, she’s the reason. My sister and I never got on the right foot. We would fight for anything and everything, it soon became our entertainment.

I realized a few years ago during my darkest days, life isn’t about you, your pursuit of happiest. Even if she’ll never be able to drive a car, get married or have kids I have a feeling she still has a greater purpose in life than I do. And I’m ok with that.

Thanksgiving Prayer!

“Dear Darwin

who art one with Earth.

Hallowed be thy theory thy evolution exist.

Nature’s selections be done,

on Earth as is with logic.

Give us this day our rational thought.

Forgive us our impatience,

as we forgive the ignorant.

Lead us not into pointless debates but deliver us from Creationism.

For thine be the scientist, discoverer and teacher!

Forever and ever!

Eureka!!!!”

-Unknown