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The Small Things

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This is a collection of poetry written by the author, Ashton King. The collection was started with her first poem that she wrote when she was 10 years old, called Suicide. The poems touch on various topics throughout her teenage years, much of it focuses on depression, loss of innocence and the difficulties of teen-hood. However many of the poems also focus on grief, surrounding the deaths of her grandparents. Some poetry focuses on things like veterans and remembering sacrifices made on the lives of soldiers. There are poems about love and loss of love, friends and loss of friends, poems about racism and poems about standing up against bullying, poems about loving yourself just as you are, flaws and faults included. Also there is poetry that has been inspired by the newer aspects of her life when she became a mother.

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