2006 — 5th Grade 2nd Place

Rachel Brown, Virginia

Fear and hope are equal because they interact. Fear is to be afraid or scared. Hope is to be looking on the bright side of things or wishing things will get better. To be scared you do things you wouldn’t do otherwise and when you're hopeful, things that are making you afraid will get better.

If fear was all that was left, would you take it? Would you take hope, or not? Without fear, there is no reason for hope and the other way around. You can not choose for they are one in the same. You can fear to hope for a broken heart can occur, or hope not fear what you are fearing. So you can not make me choose, because we hope and fear for both. We hope for hope, and fear fear, for that is life, I hope.

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