Strong Bonds

May 21, 2012
By realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a package that you have to sign for. Yes, it's free. No, there's no guarantee as to what it holds. Open with caution, it's 'FRAGILE'." (I made this up.)


The children watched through a crevice in the side of the fence as their neighbor's new puppy bounded around in the small, but neat, yard and sniffed at the flowers before being called inside for dinner. The children's own pup seemed to be affected by lethargy and then watched the old dog as they sullenly ate their dinner in the dining room, reflecting on scenes from the past. After all, it had been only last year that the children had chased their stalwart canine through the house, yard, and, some days, even down the block. The terrier would bark with the other dogs in a friendly manner that made the children sometimes suspect collusion before racing away from the pack and disappearing behind a neighbor's meticulously trimmed hedge. With these pleasant memories, the children smiled and looked upon their longtime companion fondly, noting the dignity in his eyes even as he slumped in a corner, resting lazily, but paying attention nevertheless to every sight, smell, and sound.


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on Jun. 6 2012 at 11:53 pm
realbeautifulheart PLATINUM, Livermore, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a package that you have to sign for. Yes, it's free. No, there's no guarantee as to what it holds. Open with caution, it's 'FRAGILE'." (I made this up.)

Thanks! I was in a Lemony Snicket mood, hence the extensive vocabulary (except I didn't provide a connotation for each word) when I wrote this. The ending is a bit abrupt, but I wanted the reader to keep all the images in their mind and my only option (other than to provide a recap in conclusion) was to cut the story short. (:

on Jun. 6 2012 at 8:41 pm
jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It makes me happy when I see teenage girls who clearly don't fit in, gives me hope that the future might still have personality" - Haley Williams

“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”

I love the theme of this poem. It seems simple but the underlying message is very complex and true. Again, your vocabulary is awesome. I feel the the piece ended a bit abruptly, but other than that I loved it!




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