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Kaylin Johnson (Student 2024)
Kaylin Johnson

Dear Leah: I am captivated by your poem, “I Chose Sin,” because just the title alone really stood out to me as a faithful Christian. When just reading the title, it is easy to recognize what this message is about. I really love how you incorporated a huge factor when it comes to the social issue of abortion, which is religion. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Dearest father, I know that I have sinned./ I made a choice that was rightly mine.” I think this is perfect because it really emphasizes the crossroads of the decision between faith and freedom. It really makes you wonder what should come first between the two. Sometimes, it seems that faith can either heal or hurt you. Another sentence that I loved was: “What must I do to please you father? How can I repay one of my many sins?” This stood out for me because people of faith have an underlying concern and fear when it comes to sin. Even though abortion was the right choice, there is always a fear that it is truly seen as a sin that will not be forgiven by God I wholeheartedly agree with you that the right decision for your well being, might not always seem like the right decision. One reason I say this is sometimes, you need to put yourself first and that’s okay. Everyone should have a choice. Another reason I agree with you is I wanted to write about this topic, but I was afraid of it being too controversial. Have you seen this article, “Can Roe v Wade be reinstated after being overturned by Supreme Court? I thought you might be interested in this because there is hope that Roe will be reinstated. It will be a difficult process, but it is possible. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you share these hard topics so well. Your poem was relatable and real to so many people. Not only to the women making that choice, but also supporters.

Keity Mendes (Student 2024)
Keity Mendes

Dear Shahid I am very intrigued by your poem because it uses intriguing titles like "dont care" and " I chose sin". I also think it was cool to use a pig to represent the ignorance of people