“Good morning darling” The maid Anastasia said in a nervous voice. I sat up in my warm bed and removed my sleeping mask from my eyes to see her poking her face out from behind the door. She walked in and pulled my blinds open, the brightness of the early morning sun was enough to blind me for a few seconds. She approached my bed with a tray in her hands and placed it down beside me. “Two poached eggs on sourdough bread and my specially made freshly squeezed orange juice, your favourite right? ” She said softly.
I rolled my eyes and signalled her out. I hopped out of my bed and changed into the clothes Anastasia laid out for me, and finished my meal in a hurry, today was going to be a big day, I can show off my new iPhone 5 and newly manicured nails. I rushed down the stairs as fast as I could in my heeled shoes. I walked to the kitchen and picked up my phone, 16 messages that I will not be replying to. I put in my code the (the birthday of my boyfriend Dan) and wrote him a cheesy good morning message, I put my phone in my bag and left for school.
When I arrived, my two best friends Brittany and Tara were standing at the gate waiting for me. I reached in my bag for my phone to pull out and show them. “OMG! ” they both exclaimed. “I know right” I tried to put the same amount of enthusiasm in as they had used, it seemed to work. “How do you have it, it doesn’t get released until next month? ” They asked me curiously. “Daddy cashed in one of his favours for me” I said proudly. They both looked at each other amazed. I turned away as I thought I could hear my name being called, it was.
A Touch Of Realism The thick, tantalizing aroma of roasted coffee nipped at the tip of my nose just seconds before the old faithful alarm released its high pitch sound through its tiny top speaker. Wiping away the grit of last night's sleep, the bright white sundays blinded me momentarily as I slung my arm like an elephant trunk along the top of the alarm and searched for the snooze button. ...
Marley Armer came hobbling up to me in her scabby clothing that clearly hadn’t been washed in a few weeks and if it wasn’t the food stains on her shirt that gave it away it was the smell. It was like she had been locked in a dumpster for a year. I turned to Tara and whispered into her ear just loud enough so Marley could hear me, “Where’s Tigger, cause all I smell is Pooh? ” We both laughed uncontrollably and walked straight past Marley, bumping into her shoulder on the way. After we had walked about two metres the bell blasted its patronising jingle right above me, so we all had to turn around and head to our class.
As we walked back past Marley I noticed she was crying the two girls looked at me like they were full of regret, I began laughing so they wouldn’t feel so bad and they joined in. When I got to the class I walked to the back of the science lab and sat next to Dan who saved a seat for me. I pulled out my phone and messaged my best friend Alex, she doesn’t go to my school but we’ve been friends since birth and she lives on my street. I turned around and spoke to Brittany and Tara about the sales going on downtown.
When I turned back I looked to Dan and he had a really disappointed look on his face, I just shook it off and went back to talking to my friends. The day went past pretty quickly and I had organised to go out shopping with Brittany and Tara. We got to the mall and bought smoothies and sushi. I logged onto tumblr while we were sitting at the table. “Um Tara, I was looking at your tumblr and I saw you were reblogging so much depressing stuff, what do you want attention or something? ” I put an intentional awkward laugh at the end so she would think I was kidding, all she responded with was a quick glance at Brittany.
‘Whatever’ I thought to myself. I looked around at other tables to see if there was anything worthwhile I could be looking at when I saw this one girl I noticed had self-harmed on her wrists, “I don’t see why people do that, life can’t be THAT hard” I whispered to myself. ‘BEEP BEEP ‘, I looked at the screen and there was a message from Dan it said ‘I know your cheating, we’re over’ My jaw dropped, I feel horrible that he didn’t find out from me. I picked up my bag and began to walk away tears started rushing out of my eyes, as I wiped them away I could see the runny black mascara on my fingers, so much for it being waterproof.
Bob Marley was a hero figure, in the classic mythological sense. His departure from this planet came at a point when his vision of One World, One Love - inspired by his belief in Rastafari - was beginning to be heard and felt. The last Bob Marley and the Wailers tour in 1980 attracted the largest audiences at that time for any musical act in Europe.Bob's story is that of an original, which is why ...
I could hear them calling after me but I continued walking. Damnit, I suddenly remembered, I left my phone on the table back there. As I swung around, I almost got knocked to the ground it was like I had walked straight into a concrete wall. I looked up and Brittany was standing there with her hand out, she was looking at the ground, I followed where her eyes were looking and lying on the ground was my IPhone, the screen smashed into a hundred pieces. My sadness immediately turned into rage, “BRITTANY THAT IS IT!
I have put up with you for too long and now you go and drop my iPhone on the ground, jealous much? Come on Tara we’re leaving this dweeb, save your tears for someone who cares. ” She just stood there with her arm around Brittany they both looked at me horrified, they both turned and walked away. I sat down on the bench and bawled my eyes out, not even caring how I looked. I suddenly felt a pat on the back I looked up and it was Marley sitting next to my with a sympathetic look on her face. I gave her a look as to say ‘why are you helping me? ’ She replied with:
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyse you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ” I stopped and thought about that for a moment and realised that I had remembered both my friends and family had said that exact quote to me before, it came from a book Marley gave me to read in 9th grade, I only read the back of course. I then realised what I was doing was not only hurting the people around me but portraying a bad image for myself and what people will expect of me. I never even thought about how I must make people like Marley feel and I hate that I’ve hurt her.
I would do anything to make it up to her and have a real friend for once in my life not someone who sits with me because of my money. I suddenly got an idea… “Marley do you want to come back to my house you can borrow some of my clothes and I can do your hair? ” Her face lit up, she actually had a really nice smile and her eyes sparkled brightly like fireworks in the night sky. She stood up and signalled me to follow her I gathered what was left of my phone, put my arm around her shoulder and followed her to her car. I will overcome the obstacle I have of trying to be better than everyone else and just be myself.
The question isn't how long are we going to live on this earth; it is how much are we going to live on this earth. In his 36 short years, Bob Marley achieved more than most who live to a so-called ripe old age. Bob once said, 'My life is only important if mi cyan help plenty people. My life is for people. That's who mi is.' He lived on earth but thought the thoughts of heaven. In his song 'Rasta ...