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Poems

Thunderstorms
In Flight
Questions
Forced Smiles
Shackles
Recluse
Where
Burn
Winter
Happy Oblivion
Ducking Destiny
Chance of Showers
Chance Encounters
Myopia
The Thinking Dog
Misbehavior
The Race
Flight of the Ostrich
Monster Under My Bed
The Rose Garden
Haiku
Window Shopping
Dramatic Romances
Musings on Nature
A Day at School
The Holy Light
A Rainy Night

Stories

The Roller Coaster
The Purse
Sammy's Lesson
The Legend of the Hungry Dragon
Spirits in the Night

Essays

Essays
My Philosophy of Life
Five Scholarship Questions
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois
Prophets for God
My Service Project (1999-2000)
My Service Project (1997-1998)
The Beauty of the Forest
Reaching Beyond

Satires
The Pastry Menace
A College Just for You!
The Rights of Plants

Literary Analyses
Saving Harry:  Clearing the Controversy Over Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Essays on Wuthering Heights
The Creature in Frankenstein and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Edna's Decision in The Awakening
Character Comparison in Kate Chopin's The Awakening
Why The Chosen?

Research Papers
Race, Norms, and the Sidewalk
Analytical Exercise
The Validity of Comparing Governments
The British System: Legal-Rational Or Traditional?
The Importance of Framing
Madison on Factions
Spirituality and the Brain
Sea Water and Conductivity

Speeches
Clinic Violence: A "Moral" Way to Bring About Change?
Graduation Speech
The Call to Relationship
Mark Twain Speaks Again (original version)
Mark Twain Speaks Again (shortened version)

Editorials
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Year 2000
Hunting for Sport?

Articles
Mercury Spill Exercise
Chocolate Feature Exercise
Character Sketch
Reaction Story
Aspiring Actress Profile
"Shark Attack" Exercise
Villa Maria Academy Hosts Diversity Panel

Nonfiction
Coastal Vacation

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Haiku

Impact

Tiny leaf falls on
The pond, softly, unnoticed
Until the ripples.

Blindness

The trees cower in
Fear of the thunder and so
Miss the lightning bolt.

Fate

Lone dandelion
Sways in a grass field, waiting for
New birth--or plucking.

Wisdom

Eagle lands on branch,
Surveys his territory--
But height blurs detail.

Courage

Braving the thunder,
The blossom boldly opens,
Exposing its heart.

Extrapolation

Drops fall from the sky
And make tiny pond ripples
That joined become large.

Leadership

Courageous green shoot
Pushes aside the soil,
First to face the new day.

Oblivion

Ferocious rain pounds
On weak flower petals, blind
To devastation.

Little Moment

Rain cascades down leaf
Veins in small rivers of pure
Transparency-joy.

Birth

Cloud burst--shimmering
Spectacle of blue stardust;
Creation begins.

 


Copyright © 2002 Colleen Fischer | Last updated October 7, 2002