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(0) I stand in a stage , lights flash at me , a microphone is in my hand and I feel butterflies in my stomach. "This is my chance" I say in my mind and then I hear my mom yelling at me to get her , her drugs . I wake up wanting to cry but I do this every morning and my dream fades away I want to be back in my dream. My dad died in a car crash and Since then My mom has been involved with drugs she loved him, she loved him so much and so did I. Dad had always said I had the voice to sing and that's what I do dream to sing for my father and everything else. Now I walk towards the kitchen of our broken down apartment after we had owned a house mom couldn't support us. I open the drawer to where I find her mariguana .I grab it and it feels cold in my hand . I then see what my life has turned out to be , me holding mom's mariguana , a life of mines ruined I want my dad I want my mom to be normal and happy again. And then I feel my own warm tear drops ... (Anais Ruiz, Age 13 to 18, 6/7/2004 7:10:10 PM, Sincethen)

(1) i hold the marijuana and think what would my father would think if he knew my mother takes drugs. Mom when i was younger you told me it is not good to take drugs and now you are. you could die if you keep on taking drugs.And soon she died and i went to an adopsion ceter even before she died becuse she knew she would die.When i went to the adopshon center i was cring and then my mom stoped taking drugs and she did not die and then she adopted me! And when she addoped me i got a step dad and a mounthy little brother and the my brother is my step dads son so it is not from the adopshon center i made one friend and my mom adoped my friend! we all loved making pizza on a friday night and we stay up for ages. mum goes to a hospital every monday and wednesday to get help with her addiction and she hasnt taken them in 4 years. (Ives<3, Age 5 to 8, 4/7/2011 7:46:13 PM, Sincethen)

(2) I took my time getting upstairs to my mum's room. She is so weak now, she can't even sit up to drink a cup of tea. As I gave the marijuana to my mum I saw the newspaper on the chair (that I had to get for her) and there was a artical about a talent to sing. I put in my name and address, and two days later the post came back with the results! I would have to go to London to get a rehearsal! Yes! But, oh. I can't. Mum wouldn't in a million years let me go, and even if she did, i wouldn't be able to go, she can't get up to drive a car. Maybe I will ring my best freind Eve, and see if her mum will take me, becasue she sent in the form for the 'talent for singing' artical. But I didn't know if she got in. I will ring her and find out (lauren, Age 8 to 12, 9/9/2009 7:49:50 PM, Sincethen)

(3) Eve's results came! She didn't make it(not hard to believe). She never could sing as I. Now I wonder, who will take me. Since Eve didn't make it HER & HER MOTHER may NOT take me to LONDON!!! (Sasha, Age 13 to 18, 6/1/2010 5:52:57 PM, Sincethen)

(4) I know who will take me to London my uncle will. He always like's to travel to new places and I don't think he has ever been to London the capital of England. I'll call him and ask him tomorrow. He is supposed to be back from his business travels. (Mario, Age 13 to 18, 3/25/2009 4:09:13 PM, Sincethen)

(5) suddenly my uncle comes back.howed ya go. fine do ya want to go to london YES I DO!you know me come on lets get in the car... (jack, Age 8 to 12, 3/25/2009 7:18:41 PM, Sincethen)

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