2006 — 8th Grade 3rd Place

Aaron Pearson, Minnesota

Fear is a much more powerful force than hope because…
Fear can make you do things that you would
never do
fear can drive you insane
fear is what drives men to war
fear is everything.

Hope is nothing
it is a thought, a chance
something you know will never happen
something you grab on to for inspiration
hope is what makes people stand up
fear is what makes them stay down
hope is a nonexistent glimmer in the dark
fear is real, very real.

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