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Fear – by Ka’Imilani Deponte-Merideth

I fear losing myself because I’m stuck pleasing everybody but myself
I fear being rejected because it’s like nobody wants me around
I fear being lost because I might never be found
I fear being alone because irrational thoughts creep up into my head
I fear losing my friends because they mean the world to me
I fear losing my sanity because that is what barely keeps me together
I fear what the world has in store for me because it’s all new
I fear losing my self-control because I wouldn’t be able to get it back
I fear not being the best person I can be because of my mother
I fear not being there for my kids
I fear not living up to people’s expectations
I fear disappointing and letting down other people
I fear trusting people to the fullest extent
I fear opening up because my heart can only take so much
I fear being myself because I worry about what people think
I fear letting go because that means it’s over
I fear goodbyes because it’s my heart tearing in two
I fear people going because they won’t ever come back
I fear being forgotten because it’s like I was never there

Joyful Love – by Precious Zeno

A joyful love full of happiness

Making memories that bring me to my knees

You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me

I thank you for this Joyful Love that you have brought into my life

I’m so ready to be your wife

This joyful love gives me life

A joyful love full of happiness.


Student Voices Forum is a place where Menlo College students can share their written, oral and visual creativity.  It is designed for the entire Menlo Community to hear, see, read, and share students’ original oral, written, and visual projects.

This site is updated once per semester as submissions are received.  We look forward to welcoming you to the broadening circle of artists on the Menlo campus.  You never know how your artistic expression may inspire others.

Student Voices Forum is sponsored by the Menlo College Writing and Oral Communication Center.  To contact us, please email Dr. Marianne Neuwirth at