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S: My life in a million words

BC: "Have you ever lived my life? Spent one minute in my shoes? If you haven't then tell me why you judge me as you do."-Tiffany Blevins

FC: My Life in a Million Words | By Charli Baca

1: DEADICATION | PAGE | TO The people that always believed in me and what I did.

2: Table of contents | This I Believe-Paragraph My top 23 random favorite things ( NOT IN ANY ORDER) - List To Grandma- Letter How the year has changed- Paragrph Inside Me-Poem Pink flowers- Fantasy No landing place-poem why I love whatI have-poem Dear family-letter Movies I love-List

3: The family I love | "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." -Maya Angelou

4: This I Believe By Charli Baca I believe that family isn't always by your blood. It is the people that care for you more than the world. I believe that if I was to add it all up I would have 8 brothers and like 10 sisters. I tell everyone that they are my family because they are. They are the people I can go to when the world is empty and I had no one. I believe that we are a family because we act like one. We laugh, fight, hate, care, and share like one. Mostly we love like one. See it now? Family is not by your blood line. It is people that say you can when everyone around you says you can't. The people that we see us everything is dark. The people that give you a push we you don't want or ask for one. I believe it is people that say you’re wrong when you say your right. Ones you have good times bad and everything in between with. I believe I have a family and that it shouldn't be judge by blood.

5: Inside meInside me is a girl Not willing to shut up There’s a rebellious teen Willing to fight for what she wants Inside me is a little country little Baca girl The queen of out of control, angel, devil, Ms. Attitude The tap and jazz shoes The gymnastic lover but, deep down is the part I try not to show, The part of me where a little girl cries, Full of anger and hate This my dear is the part where all hell breaks loose Once you can escape then out pops a bubble girl

6: She is a vampire loving, crazy, out of the ordinary, ninja, that wants to fly, book reading, and music girl The tough girl is the one I like the one I love the most She is the one the loves every time to watch football with her dad and play football Can fix a car The one that love to play video games with her self Or her brother There are things you don’t know about her though She is the one that is most mothering Caring Inside me is the girl that cries herself to sleep Only when censer takes her mom captive Like a prisoner of war Inside me is an ARTIST TONS AND TONS AND TONS OF ART With a wild imagination Inside me are broken bones and bruises My family and friends Flowing through my blood is Water Mountains The outdoors LIFE THOSE ARE MOST OF WHATS INSIDE ME (WITH A LOT MORE AND NO TIME TO SHARE)

7: "I am one, but still I am one I can not do everything, but still I can do something"- Helen Keller | "A yawn is a silent shout."-Chesterton Gilbert K

8: PINK FLOWERS There is a tree. One tree. It is pink and surrounded by all green. The tree that never grew. Not even in the summer. Not till.. I died. My name is not important. You may figure it out latter. The Garden of Secrets under the willow tree was the place I most loved. One night my parents we fighting. Their bullet yells kept being fired. I could take no more. So I ran away. Can you guess where I went? Yep,

9: to the garden. I snuck in and went straight to the willow tree. I was almost asleep when CRAK! CRAK! Sticks broke. I stood only to be face to face with a dark figure. He or it grabbed my arm; I couldn’t get looses no matter how hard I tried. I wouldn’t stop moving so he hit me over the head with something. Next thing I remember was walking up next to the camo trees. I stood and looked down. I saw it in the moo light. I saw me in a pool of mystery. I sat there shaking for what seemed hours. Then someone behind me spoke.

10: Don't worry they'll find you soon. Looks like he got to you to.” She told me to come. At first I just stood there looking at her and the four girls next to her. Then I went. She brought be to a big white room. Heaven? Hell? Doesn't matter. She told me I would get all the answers when I finish all my unfinished business. I went home the one place I wanted to be. Mom was on the couch cry as she looked through the old pictures of me. Dad was in the kitchen drinking and crying waterfalls from his eyes. My sister. She was in my room eyes still red from crying asleep in my bed. I

11: I kissed her on her check, told her I love her. I kissed mom and dad and told them I love you. I think they heard. Then I left silently without a trace. I walked back to the garden crying they entire way there. I looked at my body then up to the stars. When I looked back down a tree was starting to grow. I watched it grow and sprout pink flower. I thought that now my sad willow tree would have a friend. Then I was gone, vanished into the night. My name is Willow. I was 15 years old when I was killed. 14 hours from the time people found me the cops found the man that

12: killed me. They locked him a way to rot for life. Last I am the tree. The one tree. Surrounded by green with pink flowers.

13: "I have learned that people will forget what you say, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them fill."- Maya Angelou

14: 05/17/11 Dear Grandma Baca, I am sending this in hopes that you get to read this. I guess now that I am writing I don’t know what to say. I know that you say that you wish I would stop growing. I know why you say that now. It is because we live so far away from you and you haven’t really had the chance to really see us grow up. I wish we could see you more. I wish this every day. I wake up every day and pray to god that I don't get told that you’re gone.I don't want to think how much I am going to miss you wave of wrinkles. I look at your picture all the time. You know the one of you when you were so so much younger. You are an amazing person and a strong one at that.

15: Throughout life you have held your head up so high. You also had god. Thank you for always believing in me. I thought I would also say how I love it when you speak Spanish to us and I know how you sometimes get frustrated when I don’t always understand. But I want to say this te quiero y tu abuela lo mejor que se puede pedir ( I love you and your the best Granma anyone could ask for.) Love, Charli Baca

16: No landing place To save my life One thing I loved Out on my own BUT THEN I got the News Time collapsed EXPOLDED Pomes I write Now DEAD My heart was broken glass Small Lost Looking up at the sealing I see it The clock Then all I had Was Gravity

17: Pulling me down Pulling rain down Splitting me open I finally get up After watching the clock Tick Tick, tick I could once again smell Smell the color of rain Lost I could write again Look across the ocean Think Shimmer Electric Love Once again I was the poet I loved All along

18: Why I love what I Have I love what I have because it's mine I love what I have because it makes me crazy I love what I have because I learned not to care what everyone else thought about it I love what i have because it makes me stronger It makes me sad It makes me wise I love what I because I would would never give it up

19: Dear Family, I want to say thank you so much for all you have done for me. Thank you for always believing in me and everything that I do. Some people would not like some of the thing I do but you guys always have. I love you and thank you for being their. And being my rock. Love Charli Baca

20: My top 23 random favorite things ( NOT IN ANY ORDER) 1.Football 2.The color green 3.Family 4.Friends 5.Books/reading 6.Writing 7.Having people their for me 8.Hanging out with friends 9.Looking at the world my way 10.Not caring what people think about me 11.TV 12.Mexican food 13. Listening to music 14.Making music 15.Art 16.Getting to go to the country 17.Getting to go to the mountains 18.Having a good time 19.Hanging out with my mom(some times) 20.Getting out 21.OLD MOVIES 22.Trying new things 23.Being who I am and not letting people change me

21: Movies I love 1.Stand by Me 2.Matilda 3.Nightmare on Elme street 4.The Goonies 5.Silents of the Lames 6.The Karate Kid 7.Dead Poets Society 9.Freedom writers 10.The Lost Boys

22: How the Year Has Changed The school year and the changed so much. I turned old friends into new friends. I turned new friends into old ones. This year I made a family out of people that at first I barley new.The year went from good to bad to worst to amazing. I guess all I have to say more about this year and how it changed is that I am going to miss it. All of the happy the drama and everything in between. I don't think I could have ask for anything else.

23: COMMENT PAGE | "Charli's writing is creative and full of life."-Marti Baca | "Carli's writing always gives me a picture in my head every time."-Amy Hufman | "I have always loved it how Charli can make beautiful writing out of nothing or little to work with."-Nicole V.

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