Elisabeth Schmeissner

  • August 24, 2017By Elisabeth Schmeissner

    These past two weeks, I have been wandering around Italy with my family. I had the privilege of visiting as many museums, cultural places, and beautiful landscapes as I could find. The rich culture and fascinating timelessness of the country were captivating, and I felt so drawn to the way of life here. It was otherworldly to

  • August 6, 2017By Elisabeth Schmeissner

    This poem titled Addiction describes how when life takes on a dreary and monotone feeling, joy may seem like it is a drug rather than a real emotion. To see people with so much joy makes them seem very different. This poem describes joy from an addicts point of view.   I have a sin to confess

  • July 23, 2017By Elisabeth Schmeissner

    This poem reflects the different points of views about the generation growing up today. At first, it appears optimistic, but once read from the bottom up, it appears from a pessimistic point of view.

  • June 14, 2017By Elisabeth Schmeissner

    This short story is inspired by a moody southern gothic picture and tells the story of the house seen in the photo.  Deep into the dark field there is a lonely, broken little house at the end of a lane. The house contains no one, no one stops by to visit, and no one knows about

  • May 15, 2017By Elisabeth Schmeissner

    This poem was inspired by the anxiety that plagues me at night. Sometimes I imagine that I can see demons, and I get so terrified I can’t sleep. However, when it becomes too much, I think of poems like this, and the words calm me down.    My dearest, Last night I thought of you

  • March 29, 2017By Elisabeth Schmeissner

    In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to talk about my absolute favorite badass Disney Princess and strong female role model, Mulan. Growing up, I loved Disney Princesses like mostly everyone else my age. They all told stories and taught history in a way that appealed to children, and I loved the creativity