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I Wanted To Belong ~ A 100-word essay

Updated on January 27, 2012


I love writing 100-word essays. I try to pick a topic every day and expand on it.

In this one, I try to express my feelings of wanting to belong. In our town, we have a special day set aside to honor our old timers. It all starts off early in the morning with a pancake breakfast. Then there's always a parade with bands and Mr. & Ms. Old Timer. Later in the day, at the end of the parade route, there's a cookout and different music played on a stage. I've been a few times, but sometimes I feel like I don't belong so I stay home and hide. I regret not going out more in the world and experiencing things. I let my fear control me and I really shouldn't. Maybe one day I'll be brave.

Yummy pancakes!
Yummy pancakes!
Lighter than air cotton candy!
Lighter than air cotton candy! | Source


I wanted to be part of it all. I wanted to do all the town things like go to the church pancake breakfast and later wave at people in the big parade. I wanted to hear the bands and see the clowns. I wanted to buy cotton candy from the street vendor. I wanted to go to the town square after the parade. I wanted to eat barbecue and chips while watching the singers on stage. I wanted to complain about the heat while standing in the shade waving a paper fan. I wanted to belong. But. I didn’t.

Everybody loves a parade! Not my photo, but I did enhance.
Everybody loves a parade! Not my photo, but I did enhance. | Source

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    • Mark Pitts profile image

      Mark Pitts 5 years ago from United States

      How incredibly moving. That is a rare talent. Congratulations.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Wow, you have wonderful style of saying things. You are crisp, but tell profound things.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Well put. You put so much truth into your words.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Mark Pitts: Thank you! You just made my day!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Vinaya Ghimire: I really appreciate your kind words! Makes me happy!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, thank you for the nice comment. I have to write to clear my mind and take the burden off my heart. I'm one of those people that keeps things bottled up inside and then I explode! Fortunately, it comes out in words.

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      Maximizer 5 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

      This is great. I've read a few of your 100 word essays and you have an excellent voice. Keep it up!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Maximizer: Thank you so much!

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