Cassidy Paredes

Cassidy Paredes

Bio: Cassidy Paredes recently graduated from Liberty University with a BS in English and Writing. While in college, her passion and love for writing inspired her to publish her two books, Picture Perfect and Even This Will Fade, on Amazon. She is excited to start the next stage of her career with NYCTastemakers and continue growing as a writer and editor.

MY SUNSHINE

What if my sun seized to shine? What if my world turned dark without the light, The light your smile brings into my world? The light I need to keep my heart full.  But if the light never comes, what would I be? I’d look in the mirror, my disguise …

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Edgar Berlanga: The Humanitarian Behind the Champion

Super-middleweight contender and champion Edgar Berlanga is known for his impressive professional boxing record of 20-0, undefeated. With 16 consecutive first-round knockouts, Berlanga beat Mike Tyson’s impressive record of 13 first-round knockouts within his first 14 matches. This boxer is no doubt a beast in the ring, making a name for himself with hard work, passion, and determination.

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MY GAMES

I don’t know everything. I’m not a genius or brilliant or even someone worth listening to Or thinking about—but neither are you. You know me. Know me all too well. But still, you think you can ignore me when half the time you can’t. You see, the best thing about …

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CAPTURED

She was powerless against her racing mind.It told her what to be, who to be.She was confined in a cage made by her own imagination,So, there she sat, captured within herself. Ded. Myself EVEN THIS WILL FADE is available on Amazon as an ebook or paperback. 

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I’M WITHOUT YOU

Forgetting you is impossible.Living without you hurts.Even when I’m not thinking about you,I am. Ded. My sister

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EMPTY WELL

I can’t please you, I never could. So, I’m giving up, just like you think I should. I go left, but you pull me right. How are you hurt by the fact that there is nothing left for me, no fight? You did this, it’s a monster you’ve made. It’s …

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FLYING

My hands fell softly on the white and black keys— Gliding across them as the piano sang the tune of my anguish. And note by note it healed my soul. Healed the hurt—healed the feeling of falling That often accompanied my heavy heart. Now I was flying, like the melody …

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SORROW

As I sink in the sea of sorrows,I let the ocean wash me away with all myGuilt,            Regret,                         And                                …

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FALLING

I’m fallingSo slowly.I can’t seeWhat’s below me. Is it timeFor my end?Or will you catch meInstead? I doubt it.Can’t hope for.You’d never knockOn my door. So, I’ll let itSurround meAs this heavinessConsumes me. I let itPull me down.No fight or flight.Don’t make a sound. Ded. The waves

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SANCTUARY

The worn-out spine, I grasp too hard. But it’s what I have. It’s all I have. My bitter poems I hold too dear. It’s what I have. It’s all I have. They won’t leave me— they wouldn’t dare. It’s what I have. It’s all I have. It’s what I am. …

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COME AND GO

You can come and go whenever you please. Don’t worry about me. One foot here, one out the door. Of course, you’ll choose me—you love me more. The lies were too sweet before, Before you left me outside your door. Like I don’t belong. Like I did you wrong. I …

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The Joker And The Queen by Ed Sheeran feat. Taylor Swift

Video of the Month for September 2020 Released in 2021, “The Joker and the Queen” is one of the best of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s multiple collaborations, nine years after their first collaboration “Everything Has Changed.” This new duet and sequel to “Everything Has Changed” is a slow serenade …

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