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The Magazine of J PaPu Juan Pablo Vargas Ramos

Poems, Essays, Stories and More


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Supporting Tolerance


The Poem of the winter


Life Is Fine


Short Story


Acronym: “Team”


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Tolerance Tolerance is the virtue of a civilized age. It is the virtue that helps us to put up with those, who have different ways and opinions. It enables us to see always the other side of things, to suffer fools with patience, fanatics without losing out temper. People with different point of views and opinions can respect each other´s right to differ. You do not have to like the same food or music as your friends, practice the same religion, or dress the same way. But you might want to be open to learn about those differences. Being open to see new things and learning about other people without negatively prejudging them is a form of tolerance. Tolerance is not only an abstract virtue; it is of considerable influence in the current affairs of life. Man, is a social being and must live in a spirit of harmony and cooperation with others. In this process, some amount of give-and take is necessary, a capacity for compromise. We cannot persuade others unless we ourselves are at the same time ready to be persuaded by practicing sweet reasonableness. Thus, it will be seen that tolerance as a social virtue, is opposed to dogmatism or dictatorship. It is impossible for one to be tolerant if one is hide-bound and rigid in views or full of prejudices. But there can be no tolerance where we come up against fundamental principles. If we tolerate evil, our best self goes down and under. Therefore, in matters relating to deeper questions and principles of life, it is our duty to stand up for them and refuse an easy compromise. We should never tolerate moral corruption, social wrongs, political and financial dishonesty we should never be complaisant towards attacks on our national integrity, on our fundamental rights on the forces of progress in society.

Tolerance has been cast to the winds by them. Our aim should be to tackle them with a strong hand and then, if permissible, bring them to the conference table. But in personal life, in our daily dealings, we wanted that one should be as tolerant as the tree that does not withdraw shade even to the wood-cutter.

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The Poem of the winter Memories drift on a blustery breeze; dying light ushers in the freeze. Reaching out for a grasp on the present; stillness sets in, alone, and desolate. Future unknown, outcome uncertain; brilliance shadowed by a drawn curtain. Path now set, laid before me known; closing light now emanating from home. Enter my homestead, heart filled with glee; two eyes of the future peering upward at me. Trusting in him to forge forward until fulfilled; Basis of strength, values I have instilled. A weary mind at last permitted to rest; reflecting on the realization of how I am blessed. Timeless thoughts of a winter's stare; eyes gazing over a landscape bare. * Juan Pablo Vargas Ramos

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I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So, I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried!

Life Is Fine Langston Hughes

I stood there and I hollered! I stood there and I cried! If it hadn’t a-been so high I might’ve jumped and died. But it was high up there! high!

It was

If that water hadn’t a-been so cold

So, since I’m still here living’,

I might’ve sunk and died.

I guess I will live on.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I could’ve died for love–

I took the elevator Sixteen floors above the ground. I thought about my baby And thought I would jump down.

But for living’ I was born Though you may hear me holler, And you may see me cry– I’ll be dogged, sweet baby, If you going to see me die. Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

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This is the story of a small town, this small town was not a village we say, this village was in a supermarket, those who lived in the village were food products, beverages and among others, the products had life, although humans did not could see them since they were in another dimension, they wanted to buy, but because, they had been told that they were going to a kind of heaven where they were happy, the day came a lady came and bought several things, everything seemed to go Well, when suddenly a Mustard that came from there, he told them that everyone had wrong ideas, that was the opposite of what they believed, some believed that he had gone crazy, but really did not know that he was right, continuing with the story told them that they are Wrong that it is not what they think, that he could not take it anymore and that if they want answer they need to go with a man that have all the information about the beyond‌, so he decided to throw himself from Page 6 of 11

the car where they were going, but the sausage called tony grabbed him so that no other wine fell. To help him, they almost had him, but the lady who is driving the car was crashed with another and the mustard among other foods fell from the cart, it was a disaster, the food was thrown, things were broken glass, some things had handcuffs, and died, so that they were lost, some were saved, among which were: a lady synchronized, a sausage, a bread, but they were not together all the time, some were found on the road, all of them willing to return home, but the sausage was in doubt about what the mustard said on the other side, then the sausage came up with answers about what Said the mustard, with whom he went, told him that he was crazy ... while that happened in the supermarket, the food that was saved, and that went beyond was having a good time, when suddenly the lady grabbed a potato and the Papa was very happy because they had selected him, which he did not know was that they were going to eat, suddenly the lady grabbed a knife and started cutting it and put it in boiling water, everything went very crazy because they are worried Because they did not know that it was going to happen so some tried to escape, two carrots babies wanted to escape rolling, but he realized and I caught them and ate them and everyone said what happened to ate some babies, two sausages were to Point of escape when one crossed and Page 7 of 11

cut with a knife and died, the other sausage managed to escape, but had no idea what to do, where to go, and only ran and ran until he saw a person with a bag of Supermarket where he lived he tried to climb, but he could not and he grabbed the man's laces and the gentleman went to his house, the man arrived and came stumbling over something and struck a very strong blow in the head, that made him see the food move and talk, so the food told him to help them to get to the supermarket, that's what the Lord told them That yes, but that they let him rest a while, After a while, the gentleman awake but could no longer see them, so I believe that everything was a dream and everything that had happened never existed, when he saw the sausage, I try to eat, which I do not achieve since the sausage Managed to escape when he was about to put it in a pot ... back to the supermarket ... the sausage came the idea of seeking answers, so he began to tell others to go with the wise man, but The others told him no, that it was a miracle that we were alive and that they were not going to risk dying, they started to argue and the sausage fought with his girlfriend, and everyone went by their side, Page 8 of 11

The sausage went in search of the great sage to know what was going on in the beyond, the sausage had to travel a lot since it was far away from the place, when I finally arrived, I look for the great sage and the great sage said to him What he knew, but he was not going to be able to convince the others of what they expect in the other, but the great sage told him that if he wanted to do something he had to go to the cold corridor, that there he would find the answers that he wanted , He went there, but on the way he remembered his girlfriend with another and he wanted to avoid it, but he could not and that was because he missed her, when he finally arrived, he saw a cookbook showing all the Recipes and how they ate them, trying to help pull a leaf to take it with his friends, to show it and to realize what happens when they go there, before the store opened, he showed the sheet in all Televisions so that others could see it, some had believed him, but others said that it was not true, and he insisted that it was true, the store opened and people went in to buy, and they started to sing, but the sausage did not want because That's like a motivation to make them believe it was true. When suddenly from a pipe comes the other sausage that manages to escape, with the others, injecting the humans with something that makes

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them see the products alive and talk. The humans began to kill things, some because they were afraid, others said that the devil possessed them, with that they finally realized what would await them in the beyond. Everyone started to celebrate they had a great party because they are alive. The sausage was reconciled with his girlfriend since it was not bad what he said was right. After a time, they closed the supermarket because they said that there were bad things, they all lived very well when suddenly they saw a big black ball arrive, that's when they all left the supermarket because they were going to demolish it, and if they did not go out, they all went to die.

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