Category Archives: Latest Publications

Welcome to 2015! Volume 20.01/02

Our first issue of the new year.

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Volume 19.49/50 – 2014 year end issue!

From that one little night,
Lives were changed.
Decisions were made,
And there was no going back.
Thought people could be loyal,
Held them at standards far too royal.
Then the whole things started to foil.
Got into a position you’d never be.
Thought, “No way can’t happen to me!”
But you couldn’t have been more wrong,
This isn’t a movie or song.
Things aren’t so simple.
So now you’re stuck with what you have.
Your situation is real bad,
But it could be worse.
What made you make the decisions you did?

-Conner, San Francisco

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Volume 19.47/48

I woke up this mornin’

To their wake up calls Of this depressin’ Juvenile Hall.

I get up and get dressed

And wash my face

What I wouldn’t give

-Pencyke, Alameda
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Volume 19.45/46

I feel like I need to keep my emotions to myself and deal with my struggles on my own because everyone around me has their own problems to deal with. That can make you feel very alone and at the end it seems like that’s how it will always be.

– Anakarina

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Volume 19.43/44

 

First, you need to mix a cup of
getting out of juvenile hall.
Second, you need to add and cut a piece of respect towards your mother.
Third, you need to measure how long
until you get off probation.
Fourth, spread a pound of going to see your probation
officer Then boil and chop up you going to school every day.
Fifth, roast your homework
and roll outside to your after school program
And combine and sprinkle some patience
at the after school program.

– Joshua

Volume 19.41/42

Writing is a gift. It is our voice when we just can’t talk about it. The mode of self-expression will always allow us the time to expose our pains, our hurts and the chance to really look at them. Searching in our hearts is what The Beat Within is allowing us all to do.

– Terry Lytle’s, Volume 19.41/42 page 57

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